Mayhem and murder are on the loose aboard the Mississippi Empress. Lovely ladies, a suave gambler, and a runaway in disguise are all suspects in this 1850's  riverboat mystery.

Mrs. Opia and her three marriageable daughters  are cruising down the Mississippi in search for husbands. Their father abandoned them years ago and they have come on hard times. The cub on the riverboat is a girl disguised as a boy who is running away from a mean step-father. The Captain has his eye on Mrs. Opia in order to put the whole family into service on the boat. And as usual, the hired help knows more about what is going on than the upper crust does.
Performances:  May 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th at 7pm

Dinner Tickets: $12. Show Only Tickets $6
Reservations for Dinner call  303 456 6772

Colorado ACTS Winter - Spring 2017 Semester:

Fall 2016 Class and Performance Schedule:
The Colorado ACTS Theater
11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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

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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: June 19th – 23rd (Regular Camp)
Session Two – Rising Stars*: July 10th – 14th (Advanced, scripted.)

*This session requires teacher permission to enroll. Please email for permission.*

Class time: 1pm to 4pm
Parent Share: During Class
Instructors: Abby Dorn & Classroom Helper(s)
Cost: $100 per session
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
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 10am 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 10am 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 10am and 7pm
Instructor: Melinda Middleton
Cost: $100 for the week

Princess and the Goblins
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 10am and 4pm
Instructor: Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $100 for the week

Jungle Book Creative Drama
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

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