Colorado ACTS Presents Murder’s in the Heir

Colorado ACTS Presents a 12-18 year old Friday Morning Homeschool Class Production of

MURDERHEIR

By Billy St. John
Performed with permission from Pioneer Drama Service

Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder. And it’s up to your audience to decide who actually did it! Each of the heirs to the tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather has the means and the motive to do away with him. Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will. His lawyer reveals that he has bequeathed vast fortunes to his befuddled niece, her playboy son, his great-niece and his grandson Simon III, as well as to his many servants. The catch: Within hours this will becomes invalid. Of course, the rejected heirs are not pleased, so it’s not surprising when they roam the old mansion carrying such items as an ax, a gun and poison. Predictably, the lights go out, and Simon is discovered murdered. Simon III is determined to find his grandfather’s killer, with the help of detective Mike Davis. Who dunnit?

PERFORMS:
February 6th at 10am and 7pm
February 7th, 13th and 14th at 7pm

TICKETS:
$5.00 per person
$25.00 Family Limit
Children 5 and Under are Always Free

Colorado ACTS Presents The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Colorado ACTS Presents an 8-12 year old Friday Morning Homeschool Class Production of
robinhoodThe Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Adapted from the Classic by Cindy Oury

Join us for a swashbuckling, adventurous romp in Sherwood Forest as Robin Hood and his band of Merry Folk save the poor from the tyranny of the elite. Maid Marian and her court of maidens fair also enlist the aid of the brave men and women who stand for justice no matter the cost.

PERFORMS:
February 20th at 10am and 7pm and February 21st at 7pm

TICKETS:
$5.00 per person
$20 Family Limit
Children 5 and Under are Always Free

Winter-Spring 2015 Schedule of Classes

Evening Classes:

The 50’s Show

Description: Come relive all the fun and music of the 1950’s in this new version of the ACTS 50’s Show. Malt shops, sock-hops, drive-ins and do-wop tunes abound in this original musical production. Complete with greasers, poodle skirts, and all the classic music of the decade this musical will be written specifically for this class. Students will enjoy this original show with a unique plot and characters created just for them.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 8th-April 23rd Tech Day(s): April 25th, 9am-2pm & April 27th-April 30th
  • Time: Thursdays, 6pm- 9pm
  • Performances: May 1,2,8,9
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Teachers: Cindy Troup
  • Cost: $280.00

What’s So Fabulous About the 1950’s?

Description: Ms. Oswald is determined to teach her class how fabulous the 1950’s were and still are. She doesn’t have a time machine so she leans on teaching the kids to use their imagination. The class also needs to figure out what has Rizzo in such an awful mood. Will Penny ever find out how to help her friend? Will Johnny ever B. Goode? With drama, song, and dance this is a show you do not want to miss. Join us as we take a wild ride back to the Fabulous 1950’s.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 6th–April 14th
  • Tech Week: April 20th-April 23rd, 6pm-8pm
  • Time: Tuesday, 6pm- 8pm
  • Performances: April 24th and 25th
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Teachers: Jennifer Sharp and Jenna Brownlow
  • Cost: $160.00

Creative Drama Classes:

Creative Drama

Description: Creative Dramatics! Creative Drama helps our youngest thespians imagine, express, and play. Join us for an hour of fun each week as we learn classic finger plays, poems, and action songs.  Students will also enjoy puppets and act out well-known stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This eight week class culminates in a Preschool Variety Show which will entertain family, grandparents, friends, and neighbors.  Let the merriment begin!

  • Dates: 1st Session: January 7th-February 25th 2nd Session: March 11th-April 29th
  • Time: Wednesdays, 11am-12pm OR 4pm-5pm *Two Different Times to Choose From!*
  • Parent Share Performances: The last day of class
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Teachers: Cindy Oury
  • Cost: $75.00 per Session

Homeschool Classes:

Scenes from Shakespeare

Description: Bump up your acting and your understanding of Shakespeare by performing scenes from As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and other classic works of Shakespeare. This class is great for actors and actresses looking to build on their theatrical knowledge or those looking to get started in the world of theater and Shakespeare.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 6th-March 3rd (9 weeks)
  • Time: Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Performances: March 6th and 7th
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Teachers: Ebie Panozzo
  • Cost: $90.00

Scenes and Songs from Classic Musicals

Description: Explore scenes and songs from Into the Woods, Once Upon a Mattress, and Peter Pan. 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.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: March 6th-May 1st (9 weeks)
  • Time: Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Performances: May 3rd (Sunday)
  • Ages: 10-18
  • Teachers: Rachel Buterbaugh
  • Cost: $90.00

Community & Outreach Classes:

Snow White

Description: The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm is brought to life in this delightful adaptation. This production is perfect for all ages of actors and actresses-the young and the young-at-heart! All our old friends are here — the lovely Princess, the mischievous Dwarfs, the Prince, the Huntsman, the evil Queen.  But wait until you meet the hilarious palace Cat and the Enchanted Vixen.  In this version, the Magic Mirror not only talks — it walks!  Shiver and shake as the scheming Queen transforms herself into various personalities like Esmeralda, the young gypsy, and a withered Crone so horrible even the Queen herself is terrified!  Don’t forget that poisonous apple waiting for our heroine. This is one of the most popular tales of all time, and it never fails to enchant and amaze.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 7th-April 1st
  • Tech Week: April 6th-April 9th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Time: Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Performances: April 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th
  • Ages: 13-Adult
  • Teachers: Shannon Stricker
  • Cost: $180.00

Performance Outreach Class

Description: Come join Colorado ACTS newest outreach opportunity! This group of actors will put together a show that will tour and perform for thousands of elementary students. We will bring theater to children who may not otherwise get to experience the joy of live theater. This is a tremendous chance to reach out to the people in our community and create a positive theater experience for everyone.

*This class will rehearse and then perform on Friday mornings, 10am-12pm. Actors must be available for rehearsals and performances during this time. Some transportation flexibility may be required because performances will take place at various locations.*

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 9th-May 2015
  • Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
  • Ages: 10-Adult
  • Teachers: Cindy Troup
  • Cost: $25.00 Materials Fee

Spring Outreach to Pre-schools Classes

Description: This is a class for any actors and actresses ages 8 to 18 who would like to perform for pre-schools.  We will put together a pre-school variety show with nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. Bring your good ideas and energy, as we get ready to show the youngest ones what fun on stage is all about!

*This class will be performed as an Outreach to several area pre-schools and child care centers. Actors must be available to perform on Friday mornings.*

  • Dates: Rehearsals: March 13th-May 15th (10 weeks)
  • Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
  • Performances: TBA
  • Ages: 8-18
  • Teachers: Cindy Oury
  • Cost: $25.00 Materials Fee

Lights, costumes for rent

RENTAL OF LIGHTS, COSTUMES, PROPS AND THE BUILDING IS AVAILABLE

If you are interested in renting the lights, costumes, props, or the building space, please contact us via

mail
Colorado Acts
P.O. Box 745190
Arvada CO 80006-5190
phone 303-456-6772
or e-mail coloradoacts@yahoo.com