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 10th
Time: Thursdays, 6pm-9pm
Tech Rehearsals: Sat. April 28th, and April 30-May 4
Performances: May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th
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: Feb. 23rd –April 27th
Time: Fridays, 10:00am- 12:00pm
Teacher: Rachel Buterbaugh
Performances: April 27th
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: 4-6

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

Fall 2017 Classes

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Beverly Hillbillies: 12-18
This class is closed. If you would like to be added to a wait list, contact us at coloradoacts@yahoo.com. Feel free to check out our other class offerings!

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
Beauty and the Beast is closed. If you would like to be added to a wait list, contact us at coloradoacts@yahoo.com. Feel free to check out our other class offerings! 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
This class is now closed. Please contact us if you'd like to be placed on a waiting list and also consider our other offerings. Thank you!
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

NEW SHOWS!!
A Dickens Christmas
Community Show
It’s “A Dickens of a Christmas” when a community group tries to stage Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” with “some dickens” of a cast and crew. The show gets off to a rocky start due to temperamental and missing actors, and a disgruntled tech crew. But it turns out to be “a Merry Christmas” and a fabulous play. Five to six actors are needed to play multiple roles in this zany, heart-warming production.
Auditions: Wednesday and Tuesday, October 4 and 5 from 6-8pm
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, October 11th - November 29th from 6pm-8pm
Performs: December 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7pm, with a matinee on December 2 at 2pm
Director: Melinda Middleton
Cost: $50 Materials Fee

“Murder at the MMountain Lodge” – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Ages: 14- Adult
Travelers who find themselves trapped at the MMountain Lodge in the midst of a snowstorm may think they are safe but...
Rehearsals: Mondays Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, from 6-9pm
Dress/Tech: TBD with the cast
Performances: December 29, 30, and Jan 5,6 at 7:00pm
Director: Cindy Troup
Cost: FREE (a credit of $50 may be applied towards other classes)

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