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Green Eggs and Ham? Sam I am? Who’s that live on a speck of clover dust? Horton, Ms. McFuzz, and Fox in Red socks… Join us for this hilarious mash-up of Seuss inspired characters in the story of a lifetime.

Performances: July 21st at 2:30pm (<--NEW TIME) and 7pm

Tickets: Donation Only
Children 5 and Under are Always Free

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Explore scenes and songs from these classic musical like Sound of Music, Annie, Peter Pan and more! Singing, dancing and acting will all be explored and discovered in this class. Brush up on your skills or learn brand new ones! This is a class for anyone interested in musical theater.

Performances: July 22nd at 11am and 7pm

Tickets: Donation Only
Children 5 and Under are Always Free

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Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be.

Performances: August 4th, 5th, and 11th at 7pm, August 12th at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets: $8.00 for Adults, $7.00 for Students and Seniors

Family Discount Night August 3rd Tickets: $5.00

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Fall 2017 Classes

The Secret Garden For Ages: 12-18
The literary classic, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, deals with the life of a young woman exploring a garden that has been locked and neglected. As she begins to restore the garden she eventually discovers other secrets of the manor.
Rehearsals: September 8th – February 17th Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
Performances: February 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th
Teachers: Rachel Buterbaugh and Stacey Kasper
Cost: $350

Frozen Particles of Ice with No Particular Color... Snow White For Ages: 8-12
This play, based on the classic story of Snow White, is full of wicked good fun and the most clueless Snow White ever brought to the stage. Fun parts for short and tall people, with and without beards.
Rehearsals: September 8th – January 26th Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
Performances: January 26th, 27th February 2nd, 3rd
Teacher: Jenn Sharp
Cost: $300

Beauty and the Beast For Ages: 10-18
This retelling of the traditional fairy tale includes jealous sisters and brothers, and a castle full of enchanted servants.  Of course, Rosabelle is trying to save her father when she agrees to stay with a hideous beast.  But when the beast allows her to go home for a visit he almost dies of a broken heart before she realizes that she doesn't care about his outer appearance but loves his kind spirit. This show has parts for boys and girls, beasts and beauties.
Rehearsals: September 5th – January 20th Time: Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm
Performances: January 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th
Teacher: Jenn Sharp
Cost: $200
Lights of Hope. Hanukkah Stories from the Warsaw Ghettos For Ages: 12-18
In the darkest hours of World War Two, Sister Matylda Getter, Mother Provincial of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary at the Warsaw Catholic Orphanage meets Irena Sendler who is bringing a new child to the orphanage.  Their discussion leads to the "presentation" by the children of their favorite stories, thoughts and memories of the Jewish Celebration of Lights known as Hanukkah.
Rehearsals: September 7th – November 18th Time: Thursdays, 6pm-9pm
Performances: November 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th
Teacher: Cindy Troup
Cost: $150

The Nutcracker (Not a Ballet!) For Ages: 8-12
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeier presents Marie with an unusual Nutcracker.  That night she is awakened by a band of renegade mice, led by the evil Mouse King.  The heroes travel to the Land of Toys to rescue Princess Pirlipat from the wicked Mouse Queen, including Sweet Tooth and the cowardly mouse Rudi.  The Nutcracker and the princess are reunited, the curse is broken, and Marie returns home with her toys to celebrate Christmas with her family.
Rehearsals: September 5th – November 4th Time: Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm
Performances: November 3rd, 4th
Teacher: Shannon Stricker, Clare Nowak
Cost: $100

Creative Drama – Fairy Tale Fun For Ages: 4-8
Enjoy stories from Fairy Tale Fun and play acting out of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Boy, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more!
Rehearsals: September 11th – October 23rd Time: Mondays, 4pm- 5pm
Teacher: Katja Mayhak
Cost: $50
Outreach Performance Class For Ages: 12-Adult
Come join Colorado ACTS newest outreach opportunity! This group of actors will put together a show that will tour and perform for approximately two thousand elementary students. We will bring theatre to children who may not otherwise get to experience the joy of live theater. This is a tremendous chance to reach out to the children in our community and create a positive theater experience for everyone.
Rehearsals: August/Early September Time: Fridays, 12pm-2pm
Performances: ONLY ON FRIDAYS, mid-Sept. through early Dec. Times will vary from 9am to 1:30pm.
Cost: This class may be used as a work study class to earn $100 tuition credit for another class. Casting and tuition credit arrangements need approval from director.
Teacher: Aimee Baltazar
Please email Coloradoacts@yahoo.com if you are interested in this class!

Adventures at Crescent Point  a 1940's Radio Show Murder Mystery Ages: 12- Adult
The men are gone to war, but the show must go on...on the radio!  All the fun of the adventure story, radio show sound effects, backstage back biting and good old fashioned murder mystery combine for a production full of good fun.
Rehearsals: August 9th - September 12th Time: Wednesdays 6pm-9pm
Performs: Sep 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th
Teacher: Clare Nowak
Cost: $50 Materials Fee

Colorado ACTS Winter - Spring 2017 Semester:

Fall 2016 Class and Performance Schedule:
LOCATION FOR ALL PERFORMANCES:
The Colorado ACTS Theater
11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303.456.6772
www.coloradoacts.org
coloradoacts@yahoo.com

Registration is now open for the Summer 2017 semester classes. To register, visit our Registration Page.

We are still adding classes and to check back often for additional classes!

Summer 2017 Classes

Click the '+' below for each category to see full details.
1 Week Long, Option of 2 Sessions - For Ages 5-18

SHINING STARS is a drama camp experience for children with special needs. This week long course will provide students with varying abilities the opportunity to expand their communication and social skills through dramatic play and storytelling. Kids with limited mobility or speaking abilities will be able to participate in creative ways. The class will be taught by a certified speech/language pathologist with a theater degree, and will conclude with a final performance for family and friends.

Two different sessions are available:

Session One - Stars in Training: This session is now closed. Please consider our other offerings. (Regular Camp)
Session Two – Rising Stars*: July 10th – 14th (Advanced, scripted.) This session is now closed. Please consider our other offerings.

*This session requires teacher permission to enroll. Please email coloradoacts@yahoo.com for permission.*

Class time: 1pm to 4pm
Parent Share: During Class
Instructors: Abby Dorn & Classroom Helper(s)
Cost: $100 per session
Honk!
For Ages 8-80

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be.

*An audition is required. Please call 303.456.6772 to schedule a time slot*

Auditions: May 26th and 27th
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays & Thursdays June 6th - July 27th 6p.m. - 9p.m.
Tech Days: July 29th
Tech Week: July 31st – August 3rd
Performances: August 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th
Instructors: Cindy Troup and Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $170 per person


Murder at Big Sal's Speakeasy
For Ages 12 - Adult

Sweet ole’ Sal owns the finest Speakeasy in town. It’s all fun and games until there is a murder! Join sweet Sal and a host of cohorts in the this endearing tale while sharpening your improve skills and learning about audience participation!

Rehearsals:Mondays and Wednesdays from June 5th - June 21st  from 6pm to 9pm
Dress Rehearsals: June 26th-29th
Performances: June 30th, July 1st
Instructors: Cindy Troup and Jenn Sharp
Cost: $130


Hello God, It's Me
For Ages 12 - Adult

This class is no longer being offered this summer. Please register for another class. Thank you!

Rehearsals: Monday’s & Wednesday’s July 3rd- August 14th 6pm to 9pm
Dress Rehearsals: August 14th-17th
Performances: August 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
Instructors: Jenn Sharp
Cost: $180
Hobbit
1 Week Long - For ages 8-12
This class is closed. Please contact us about a waiting list.

A small quiet hobbit gets asked to join a quest by a wizard and some Dwarves.  The prize is all the treasure you could ever imagine.  Along the way they encounter wolves, goblins, trolls and the dreaded Smaug that guards the treasure. When they finally reach the cave they send the hobbit in to get the treasure. Will He make it, or will he be eaten by the Dragon, Smaug?

Rehearsals: June 5th – June 9th 9am - Noon Performances: June 9th at 11am and 7pm
Instructor: Cindy Oury
Cost: $100 for the week


Stuart Little
1 Week Long - For Ages 8-12

The classic tale about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. We follow Stuart through his many adventures—both big and small. Join Stuart and his gang on the adventure of a lifetime.

Rehearsals: June 12th – 16th 9am to 12pm
Performances: June 16th at 11am and 7pm

Instructor: Cindy Oury
Cost: $100 for the week


Songs and Scenes from Classic Musicals
1 Week Long - For Ages 8-12

Explore scenes and songs from these classic musical like Sound of Music, Annie, Peter Pan and more! Singing, dancing and acting will all be explored and discovered in this class. Brush up on your skills or learn brand new ones! This is a class for anyone interested in musical theater.

Rehearsals: July 17th – 22nd 9am-12pm
Performances: July 22nd at 11am and 7pm
Instructors:  Erin & Rachel Buterbaugh
Cost: $100 for the week


Cat in the Hat Catastrophe
1 Week Long - For Ages 8-16

Green Eggs and Ham?  Sam I am? Who’s that live on a speck of clover dust? Horton, Ms. McFuzz, and Fox in Red socks… Join us for this hilarious mash-up of Seuss inspired characters in the story of a lifetime.

Rehearsals:  July 17th – 21st 1pm to 4pm
Performances: July 21st at 2:30pm and 7pm
Instructors:  Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $100 for the week


Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
1 Week Long - For Ages 12-18

Orsino attempts to woo the Countess Olivia. The shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a man, takes on the name Cesario, and enters the Duke’s service. In the end, Viola and the Duke wed, and Olivia marries a man named Sebastian. Join us for this retelling of the classic Twelfth Night.

Rehearsals: July 10th – 15th 9am-12pm
Performances: July 15th at 11am and 7pm
Instructor: Melinda Middleton
Cost: $100 for the week


Princess and the Goblins (This session is now closed. Please consider our other offerings.)
1 Week Long - For Ages 8-16

A pampered princess and a scruffy miner discover and undermine a goofy goblin horde's uprising, saving the kingdom. Inspired by the classic 1870 fairy tale that J.R.R. Tolkien read when he was a little boy. A fast and funny comedy.

Rehearsals: June 26th-30th  9am-12pm
Performances: June 30th at 11am and 4pm
Instructor: Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $100 for the week


Jungle Book Creative Drama This session is now closed. Please consider our other offerings.
3 Day mini camp - For Ages 4-8
Rehearsals: June 20th-22nd 9:30am-Noon
Performances: June 22nd at Noon and 4:30pm
Instructor: Cindy Oury
Cost: $60


Tap Intensive Class
In this Beginning Tap Dance intensive students will learn the basics of tap dancing and master the starter steps of the style. Students will also learn the basic lingo and will do some fun combinations at the end of each class in Broadway style, hip-hop style, and jazzy style. Students are asked to provide their own tap shoes, if this is not possible please call Colorado ACTS to see if it may be possible to borrow a pair. Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow ease of movement.

Rehearsals: Saturday, June 10th, 17th, and 24th from 1pm-3pm
Ages: 10-19
Instructors: Jessica Czapla
Cost: $70

Dear Colorado ACTS Friends and Family,
Please remember to check out our ongoing fundraiser: The Giving Tree.  As you walk in the front door of the theater you will see a large tree with tags noting various needs the theater has (such as cleaning supplies, snacks for concessions, sound equipment and set-building materials).  Your donation of any of these items allows us to keep our tuition low and provide the best possible theater experience for our students and audience members.
There is an area in the Concessions room for returned donations, so please stop by to pick up a tag and then make your donation.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Colorado ACTS.  We are so grateful for this wonderful community.
The Colorado ACTS Team