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Jamey Jamison, Executive Director       A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

 

 

 

 

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About Our Productions

ACT performs shows appropriate for all ages as well as those oriented toward more mature audiences. If you have any questions about the content of one of our productions please contact us.

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available. Be advised that in some of our shows strobe lighting, fog machines, and similar special effects may be used.

Our shows are original productions by ACT staff and students unless otherwise noted.

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online or at the ACT box office. Tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges are allowed for a different performance of a production. Seats may not be exchanged from one production to another.. ACT reserves the right to cancel a performance if there are less than 25 tickets sold. Member discounts are valid only for online purchases and not at the door.

Armed Forces, PISD, City of Plano, and Hotel Discount Tickets at the Door:
Patrons and the employees of the fabulous Plano hotels and motels are entitled to a 10% discount off any tickets purchased at the door; show a receipt or current pay stub. (Receipts must be dated within 15 days of the show date.)

PISD Teachers, Plano Fire-fighters and Law-enforcement officers, City Of Plano employees, and members of the armed forces receive a 10% discount at the door with proper ID.

KERA Members

KERA members can receive a two-for-one discount at the door for non-special event shows! Look up the show date and time, note your desired seats from those available, and e-mail boxoffice@artcentretheatre.com with your request so we can hold your reservation; you may pay at the door when you show your KERA membership card.

Online Ticketing

Through our online ticketing system you can reserve your seats, print your tickets and pay with a credit card. Tickets are not available online one hour before the performance.

Our community theatre relies on our cast members to spread the word and sell tickets to their shows - contact your favorite cast member before purchase as there may be a discount available, and also be sure to specify their name when you purchase the ticket.

Even if you leave your tickets at home, your name will be on the door list. We will be waiting for you!

Should you encounter difficulty completing your purchase online please send an e-mail to boxoffice@artcentretheatre.com. Be sure to include your name and phone number as well as the performance in which you're interested. You will be contacted via phone for your credit card information to complete the purchase. Do not include your credit card information in the e-mail.

Common Issues:

Discount code not accepted - shows are occasionally offered with a special cast discount code. If you have been provided a discount code you must purchase the tickets one week before the show opens (an incentive to purchase your tickets early!).

Could not print receipt - Check the e-mail that you used when registering with the ticketing system - a copy of the tickets are sent to that address. You can log back into the ticketing system and reprint your receipt and tickets. We will have your reservation at the door, so you can just bring ID and you will be good to go.

The system keeps erroring off - common errors are from the credit card expiration date format - it should be entered 'mmyy'. Some cards are now giving an exact day, please use only the month and year.

Current and Upcoming Shows on the ACT Main Stage

Policies:
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges are permitted for a different performance of a production for a $5 fee. Seats may not be exchanged from one production to another. CLICK HERE if you wish to make an exchange.
  • Seats that are not occupied or confirmed as checked in by the scheduled start time of a show are subject to release and resale.
  • If a performance is sold out, you may be placed on our stand-by list when you arrive at the theatre, approximately 1/2 hour prior to curtain. We do not place names on the stand-by list unless you are physically present at the theatre.
  • ACT Member discounts are valid only for online purchases and not at the door.
  • No outside food or beverages; concessions are available before and during intermissions of most performances. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE THEATRE, PLEASE.
  • Buying in advance through our online system is recommended; shows tend to sell out, so you are encouraged to buy early! ACT Members who buy online may also take advantage of automatic discounts; click the "Members/Sponsors" link above for more information on our membership program.



    Interested in performing in an ACT production? Experienced or not, young or old, you may be just who we're looking for! CLICK HERE to go to our Auditions page and find out more!

       
    by Paul Boyd
    Presented by special arrangement with
    Paul Boyd Music
    pbmusicals.com

    Nov 24-Dec 3:      RED: The Red Riding Hood Musical

    Creator Paul Boyd's brilliant adaptation of the timeless story returns to ACT! The original score, which ranges from rock and Broadway-style ballads to gypsy rhythms soars with the story of a troupe of traveling gypsies gathered around a campfire in a dark forest. As they hear wolves howling in the woods, they begin to tell the tale of one of their ancestors, a mysterious girl in a crimson-colored cape. Considered one of Boyd's best early works (having premiered in Ireland in 2000), this favorite tale gets stellar treatment.

    $15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system. 

    All Ages Cast:

     

     

    A TAG Team Production

    Nov 24 & 25:  Urban Music Showcase:  11:00pm

    These urban artists come together to bring you a night of music, positive vibes, and plenty of beer & wine for those over 21! A variety of rappers, vocalists, and poets from every walk of life come together for one night only. Special Guest MindMusix will be performing along with your hosts, Alexander & 1-UP, and an entire line up of surprise appearances. Join us for an existential about life and what music means to us all.  This is a NC17 Concert, so put the kids to bed before you come out.

    Price: $15.00 Online $20.00 At the Door

    Adapted by Joe Landry
    Presented by special arrangement with
    Playscripts Inc.
    7 Penn Plaza, Ste 904
    New York, NY 10001
    playscripts.com
    Dec 8-23:       It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play

    It's a Wonderful Life has become a holiday staple for many families, and there's no better way to kick off the season than to see the old favorite in a whole new way -- live on stage. This show-within-a-show takes place on December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WSTG Radio, where a cast of actors is preparing to present It's a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. The ensemble re-enacts the beloved story of George Bailey, a young man who has given up on his dreams and stands on a bridge on Christmas Eve, ready to end it all. A guardian angel intervenes and shows him all the lives he's touched throughout the years without even realizing it.

    $15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

     

     

     

     

     

    Presented through special arrangement with
    Samuel French, Inc.
    235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor
    New York, NY 10003

    Dec 8-24:      The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson, is a heartwarming and humorous tale of a town that has its annual Christmas nativity reenactment shaken up when the rowdy Herdman clan high-jacks the play. The narrator introduces the Herdmans as the worst kids in the history of the world and goes on to detail their crimes. They smoke, curse, bully kids at school, steal, and even set fire to an old abandoned toolhouse. The product of an absent father and a mother who would rather work two jobs than parent her children, the six Herdmans take care of themselves.

     

    $15.
    ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

    All Ages Cast:

    by Michael Kelly
    A Kelz Productions Presentation

    Feb 9 - 11 :      What's the Rush?

    Michael Kelly keeps cranking out hit after hit. This post Christmas play takes us into the new year with some introspection. After coming off a bad breakup a millennial rebounds with another stunningly bad dating choice. After several more downward spirals, she decides therapy is the answer, but her ability to affect change is harder than she thought. Her inability to find herself may come from something or someone she thought she has little or no control over. Why does she always leap before she looks?   The answers are closer than she thinks.

    $15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system. $20 at the door.

    Original Production

     By Award Winning Local Playright

    Everett Newton

    April 20 - 29, 2018:  Nun Puncher, A Rock Opera!

    As a recent graduate of the Happy Buddha's Online Course for Complete and Total Nunnery, Sister Sandi Spagnanowicz is excited to begin her new career as a nun. However, all is not as it seems at the Heavenly Sisters of Bovina Convent, the East Texas convent to which she's been assigned. Sandi soon learns that evil Mother Superior, the convent's leader and drummer extraordinaire, has, through the hypnotic beats of her drumming, brainwashed the convent's caretaker and two monks from a neighboring monastery to join her heavy metal band, Nun Puncher. Thus begins her quest to record an album and distribute it worldwide so that she can rule the world with her hypnotic drum beats.

    Will Sandi be able to stop Mother Superior's bid for world domination, or will Mother Superior ultimately control us all? The answer to this, and many other scintillating questions await in the world premiere of this melodic heavy metal rock opera, with original music performed live by local band, Nun Puncher!

     Original Production  

    By Lon Rogers

    September 21 - 30, 2018:  Halfmoon Rising

    Daniel, a middle-aged Episcopal priest, has lived a lie since his early years in seminary. Engaged to be married in his twenties, he impregnates a secret lover and then deserts both her and the unborn son to marry his fiancée—a more suitable wife for an Episcopal priest. Now in his forties, as the play opens, Daniel looks back on his years as a successful priest and a devoted husband and father; but the abandoned, illegitimate son, now in his twenties, learns of the desertion and the deception, and threatens to expose the ugly truth that would destroy Daniel's family, his ministry, and his image as a man of God.

     

    by Michael Kelly
    A Kelz Productions Presentation

    December 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019:      What is Love? 

    Michael Kelly continues his explorations into love, race and how it relates to spirituality in today's society with this critical look at relationships and marriage. A perfect answer to the sometimes trivial attitude towards commitment in today's society, he continues to ask the tough questions with plays like;  "Love Me Through the Bad." "Who Has Your Attention?" and now "What is Love."
    A married couple, like most others find themselves being pulled apart by divisive friends and relatives. In any marriage are the fights truly resolved? Can you trust the one you are with? How do you know if this is really the "right one" Trust has a lot to do with a marriage, but how can you give that trust to someone who might not be who you think they are. This play speaks to anyone who has had to take a risk and go all in ... or get out.
     
    $15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system. $20 at the door.


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