Oliver Twist
Adapted by Shannon Stricker from the book by Charles Dickens

Man writing in a book with a quill penClosely based on the book by Charles Dickens, follow the adventures of Oliver, a poor orphan who finally finds friends and family.  Set in London in 1837, it sheds a sharp light on the plight of children in a society much different than our present one.  Presented by Classically Catholic Enrichment homeschool students and Colorado ACTS.

Performances: March 16, at 7:00, March 17 at 2:00 & 7:00
All tickets $5 No Discounts

Bring the popular comic-book genre to life with this hilarious action-packed superhero saga! Stanley Sappovitz wants nothing more than to become a comic book artist.  When he gets a job as a janitor at Wonder Comics, he anxiously waits for his boss, D.C.  Wunderman, to notice his drawings and discover his artistic genius. When Wunderman invests in a shipment of magical pens, guaranteed to bring to life any character his artists create, the staff artists unwittingly unleash the dreaded Doctor Shock Clock. It is up to Stanley to create his own team of superheroes and defeat Doctor Shock Clock.
paint palletPerformances: April 6th at 7pm and 7 at 2pm and 7pm

All Tickets $5 No Discounts

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Little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie escapes to the wondrous world of 1930’s NYC, and in adventure after fun-filled adventure, she finds a new home and family with Daddy Warbucks.
city skylinePerformances:April 27th, 28th, May 4th, 5th at 7pm
Matinee: May 5th at 2pm

Tickets $7, Seniors and Students $6
Discount Day May 5 at 2:00pm
Tickets $5 with a $25 Family Limit (bring all your kids!)

Summer Classes 2018

    Shining Stars Camps for Actors and Actresses with Special Needs

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.
Session 1 - Stars in Training: June 18th - 22nd (Regular Camp)
Session 2 - Shining Stars: July 23rd - 27th (Advanced, scripted.) *This session requires teacher permission to enroll. Please email coloradoacts@yahoo.com for permission.*
Class time: 1pm to 4pm
Parent Share: During last day of class
Instructors: Abby Dorn & Classroom Helper(s)
Cost: $120 per session
Please note: These classes require $25 deposit at time of registration to reserve a spot.

    Creative Drama Mini Camps

3 Day mini-camps - For Ages 4-7
Session 1: June 25,26,27 from 10am to 12pm, taught by Rachel Ruge
PAJAMA PARTY! Our youngest actors will enjoy bringing their favorite bedtime stories to life using costume pieces, props, music and lots of imagination! Come join the fun, and be sure to wear your pajamas!
Session 2: July 23 24,25 from 10am to 12pm, taught by Elise Epstein
RAINBOW FISH - The Rainbow Fish comes to life with costume pieces and props and a lot of imagination.
Cost: $60 per session
Parent share on last day of each camp
    A.I.M. - Artists in Ministry

For Ages 12-19
Students improvise skits, choreograph dances, write or interpret songs, and then share their art with the community.
Rehearsals: Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23 ,30, July 7, 14 from 10am to 2pm
Performance: Saturday, July 14 at 7pm
Community performances set in June at the Pearl Street and 16th Street Malls
Instructor: Jenn Sharp
Cost: $100

    The Music Man

Friends and Family Musical for Ages 8-80
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a kids' band that he vows to organize - this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
*An audition is required. Please call 303.456.6772 to schedule a time slot*
Auditions: May 25th and 26th
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays June 5th - July 26th from 6pm - 9pm
Tech Days: July 28th from 9am-4pm
Tech Week: July 30th - August 2nd from 6-10pm
Performances: August 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Instructors: Cindy Troup and Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $170

    Monster Mash-up Melodrama
For Ages 12 - Adult
Western "monster" melodrama with shout outs to classic monsters (i.e. Mayor Mooney who howls and acts like a werewolf and gambler Count Vascular Leech who is out-for-blood!) It's the usual western characters, mashed up with Hollywood monsters, with a bit of mystery and mayhem. Rehearsals: Monday's & Wednesday's June 4th - June 27th 6pm to 9pm
Dress Rehearsals: June 25th-28th
Performances: June 29th and 30th
Instructors: Cindy Troup and Jenn Sharp
Cost: $150

    Hello God, It's Me

For Ages 12-Adult
As her only daughter turns 13, Annalee reflects on the difference in her life at 13 and her daughter's. AS she looks back she must sift through the good times and the bad. Was God in the mist of things? If so where was He in all the dark times? Was he truly there in the good times? Follow Annalee's struggles and triumphs as she looks for God in the highs and lows through life. (Story based on events from Jenn Sharp's story)
Rehearsals: Monday's & Wednesday's July 2nd- August 13th 6pm to 9pm
Dress Rehearsals: August 14th - 17th from 6-9pm
Performances: August 17, 18, 24, 25
Instructor: Jenn Sharp
Cost: $170
    Puss In Boots

For Ages 7-12
The miller's son had very little money, but he thought it such a wonderful thing to hear a cat talk that he could not refuse her request. So, he took Puss to the shoemaker's for a very smart pair of boots.
Rehearsals: June 4th to 8th from 9am-12pm
Performances: June 8th at 11am and 7pm
Instructor: Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $100 for the week

    Pride and Prejudice And other Jane Austen Classics

For Ages 12-18
Famous scenes from Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice are selected and staged in this exploration of the romantic and witty world of Jane Austen.
Rehearsals: June 11th - 15th 9am to 12pm
Performances: June 16th at 4pm and 7pm
Instructor: Clare Nowak
Cost: $100 for the week

    Things That Go Bump In The Night

1 Week Long - For ages 8-12

Gather around the campfire for stories of ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night…
Rehearsals: June 11th - June 15th from 1pm to 4pm
Performances: June 15th at 4pm and 7pm
Instructor: Jenn Sharp
Assistant Teacher: Caleb Sharp
Cost: $100 for the week

    Adventures in Neverland

1 Week Long - For Ages 8-12
Join Peter and Wendy and the Lost Boys as they embark on exciting adventures into Neverland.
Rehearsals: June 18th - 22nd from 9am-12pm
Performances: June 22nd at 4pm and 7pm
Instructor: Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $100 for the week

    Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Ages 12-18
Hermia is in love with Lysander, but she is betrothed to Demetrius. The King and Queen of the fairies are quarrelling. Artisans clumsily prepare a play to present at a royal wedding. The sprite Puck uses a love potion that causes even more confusion and trouble. All ends well, of course!
Rehearsals: July 16th - 21st from 9am to 12pm
Performances: July 21st at 2pm and 7pm
Instructor: Melinda Middleton
Cost: $130 for the week


    Songs and Scenes from Broadway

For Ages 8-16
Explore scenes and songs from these musicals 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 9th - 13th 9am-12pm
Performances: July 13th at 11am and 7pm
Instructors: Erin & Rachel Buterbaugh
Cost: $100 for the week

    Swashbucklers, Scoundrels and Rogues!

For Ages 8-16
What do we really know about Blackbeard, Madame Cheng, Sir Francis Drake, and other men and women of pirate history? What drove them to sail the high seas? Come navigate the stories of some of the most notorious pirates in history.
Rehearsals: July 16th - 20th from 1pm to 4pm
Performances: July 20th at 4pm and 7pm
Instructor: Leanna Felmlee and Clare Nowak
Cost: $100 for the week

Winter-Spring 2018 Classes

Annie For Ages: 12-18

Little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie escapes to the wondrous world of 1930’s NYC, and in adventure after fun-filled adventure, she finds a new home and family with Daddy Warbucks.

Rehearsals: January 4th – May 3rd
Time: Thursdays, 6pm-9pm
Tech Rehearsals: Sat. April 21st, and April 23rd-26th
Performances:April 27th, 28th, May 4th, 5th
Teacher: Cindy Troup
Cost: $295



Comic Book Artists Ages: 8-12

Bring the popular comic-book genre to life with this hilarious action-packed superhero saga! Stanley Sappovitz wants nothing more than to become a comic book artist.  When he gets a job as a janitor at Wonder Comics, he anxiously waits for his boss, D.C.  Wunderman, to notice his drawings and discover his artistic genius. When Wunderman invests in a shipment of magical pens, guaranteed to bring to life any character his artists create, the staff artists unwittingly unleash the dreaded Doctor Shock Clock. It is up to Stanley to create his own team of superheroes and defeat Doctor Shock Clock.

Rehearsals: January 9th-April 3rd
Time: Tuesdays, 6pm- 8pm
Tech Day(s): March 31st and April 2nd -April 5th
Performances: April 6th and April 7th
Teacher: Shannon Stricker and Clare Nowak
Cost: $195  
Scenes and Songs from Classic Musicals
Ages: 10-18

Once again we’ll explore scenes and songs from classic musical shows.  Singing, dancing and acting (the “triple threats”) are the focus of this popular class!

Rehearsals: March 16th –May 11th
Time: Fridays, 10:00am- 12:00pm
Teacher: Rachel Buterbaugh
Performances:May 11th at 1pm and 7pm. May 12th at 7pm
Cost: $100



The Velveteen Rabbit
Ages: 7-11

Margery Williams’ classic story of a stuffed toy rabbit made real by a boy’s enduring love brought to life on stage.

Rehearsals: January 30th –April 10th
Time: Tuesdays, 10am - Noon
Tech Week:  April 9th – 12th
Performances: April 13th and 14th
Teacher: Jenn Sharp
Cost: $150



The Enchanted Bookshop
Ages: 11-18

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.

Rehearsals: January 30th –April 17th
Time: Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm
Tech Week:  April 16th – 19th
Performances: April 20th and 21st
Teacher: Jenn Sharp
Cost: $190
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Ages: 13-Adult

Another fabulously fun “who dunnit?” with Colorado Acts’ Community of actors.

Contact Cindy Troup for more details.
303-456-6772

Rehearsals: March 12th – May 14th
Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm
Tech Rehearsals: May 14th -17th
Performances:  May 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
Teacher: Cindy Troup
Cost:  $50 Material Fee



Creative Drama - Manners Matter And other stories of family values
Ages: 4-8

Come join us as we explore books on family values based on Marc Brown’s character Arthur the Aardvark, along with all of his family and friends.  This series of books tell simple yet intriguing stories that weave in lessons about such values as good manners, keeping promises and telling the truth. We’ll touch on Biblical truths as we have fun exploring the antics of Arthur, D.W., Buster, Francine, Binky, and The Brain…Children of all abilities are welcome.

PLACE: Pinebrooke Community Church 11700 W. 80th Ave Arvada, CO 80005

Dates:  Jan. 18th – March 8th
Time: Thursdays, 4pm-5pm
Parent Share: March 8th at 4:15pm
Teacher: Leah Nixon
Cost: $75

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