Murder at the Formica Dinette

Colorado ACTS Presents a Community Dinner Theater Production of
Murder at the Formica Dinette formica

Josie, the waitress, has been busy slinging hash to all the regulars today while they await the arrival of a hurricane.  But then a tall stranger arrives and changes everything.  Only one person knows who he is, and she isn’t telling.  As the storm is brewing outside, murder is on someone’s mind inside the Formica Dinette.

BBQ Pork
Potato Salad
Macaroni Salad
Strawberry Shortcake
Sweet Tea or Coffee

May 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7pm TICKETS:
Dinner and the Show: $12.00 per person
Show Only: $7.00 Dinner and the Show Requires Reservation- Please Call 303.456.6772 
Show Only- No Reservation Needed 

Colorado ACTS Theatre
11455 W. I-7- Frontage Road North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes

Colorado ACTS Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes:

Family & Friends Musical-

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Description: This family-friendly musical is filled with a variety of songs and suitable for all ages. 

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas.  Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of an eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts. He sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa.

Come join us onstage this summer! 

*An audition is required for this show. Please call 303.456.6772 for more details or to schedule your timeslot.*
Dates: Rehearsals: June 2nd-July 23rd
Tech Day(s): Saturday, July 25th and July 27th-29th
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm- 9pm
Auditions: May 29th and 30th
Performances: July 30th, 31st and August 1st, 7th & 8th
Ages: 8-80!
Teachers: Cindy Troup (Director) & Leanna Felmlee (Musical Director)
Cost: $170.00 per person

Week-Long Camps

Happy Birthday America! Stories of our Patriots

(1 Week Class, Two Weeks to Choose From)

Description: It’s 1776 and patriots George Washington, Paul Revere, Sybil Luddington, Betsey Ross, and Thomas Jefferson determine to establish a brand new nation!  Join us as we celebrate the founding of our country through acting and singing songs–America the Beautiful, Yankee Doodle, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Stars and Stripes Forever, and God Bless America!

This camp will run twice this summer so choose the week that is best for you!
Dates: 1st Camp: July 6th-10th                          2nd Camp: July 20th-24th
Time: Both Camps: 9:00am-12pm
Performances: 1st Camp: July 10th at 11am & 7pm   2nd Camp: July 24th at 11am & 7pm
Ages: 6-12
Teachers: Cindy Oury and Joe Mondragon
Cost: $100.00/camp

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1 Week Class)

Description: Bump up your acting and your understanding of Shakespeare by performing scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy all the fun and antics from Shakespeare’s most loved comedy. 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: June 15th-19th
Time: 9:00am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: June 19th at 7pm and June 20th at 7pm
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Melinda Middleton and Aimee Baltazar
Cost: $100.00

Beauty and the Beast (1 Week Class)

Description: This retelling of the traditional fairy tale includes jealous sisters and a castle full of enchanted servants.  Of course, Belle 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.
Dates: July 13th-17th
Time: 9:00am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: July 18th at 2pm & 7pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Leanna Felmlee and Lauriel Miranda-Troup
Cost: $100.00

Frozen Tale of the North Camp (1 Week Class)

Description: In this original take on the classic story, two princess sisters will have to rely on each other and gifts they never knew they possessed to save their kingdom from a dangerous enchantress. Fans of “Frozen” will love this camp!

Dates: June 8th-13th
Time: 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: Friday, June 12th at 7pm and Saturday, June 13th at 2pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Rachel and Erin Buterbaugh
Cost: $100.00

Young King Arthur (1 Week Class)

Description: Follow Young Arthur as he pulls the sword from the stone, confronts magic trees and a dragon, and battles Morgan Le Fey and her henchmen.  With the guidance of Merlin the Magician and friends like Guinevere and Kaye, Young Arthur will find his true identity and destiny.  This stage adaptation, by Cindy Troup, was first performed at ACTS with a group of junior/senior high-school students and is appropriate for all ages.
Dates: July 6th-11th
Time: 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: Saturday, July 11th, 2pm & 7pm
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Cindy Troup
Cost: $100.00

Shining Stars: A Class for Differently-Abled Actors and Actresses (1 Week Class)

Description: 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 theatre degree, and will conclude with a final performance for family and friends.

Dates: Students can choose from THREE different sessions:
Session One: Shining Stars: June 22nd-26th (Regular Shining Stars Camp)
Session Two: Stars in Training: July 13th-17th (Dramatic Play Emphasis, Not Scripted)
Session Three: Rising Stars: July 27th-31st (More complex storytelling, Scripted.

Teachers Permission Required to Enroll in Rising Stars. Please email for Permission)

Time: ALL SESSIONS: 1pm-4pm Each Day
Parent-Share Performance: During the final class session
Ages: 5-18
Teacher: Abby Dorn & Classroom Helpers
Cost: $100 per session (Partial Scholarships May be Available)

“Stories of Winnie the Pooh”: Creative Drama-3 Day Camp!

Description: Join us in the Hundred-Acre Wood as Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga and Baby Roo, Rabbit, and Tigger help Winnie the Pooh learn lessons of true friendship.

This three-day “Mini-Camp” will culminate in a parent/family share performance.

Dates: June 29th, 30th and July 1st
Time: 9:30am-12pm, Each day
Performances: July 1st at 11:30am and 7pm
Ages: 4-8
Teacher: Cindy Oury
Cost: $45.00

Community Classes

Murder Mystery in One Act

Description: Who dunnit? Where? Why? And of course…Will they get caught? Discover the answers…

Dates: June 1st-June 22nd
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm
Dress Rehearsals: June 23rd, 24th & 25th, 6pm-9pm
Performances: June 26th & 27th at 7pm
Ages: 12-Adult
Teacher: Jenn Sharp and Cindy Troup
Cost: $130.00

Beginner Group Guitar Lessons

Description: This class requires the use of an acoustic guitar, students are expected to bring the guitar to class and have access to the guitar for practice during the week. Please also bring a folder to class for your music.

This class is perfect for the very beginning guitarist. Little to no experience is required. This group class will focus on learning basic chords, basic tab and light music theory. Easy songs will be learned and students will be introduced to playing with other musicians in a group setting.

Class Dates: June 2nd-August 4th
Class Time: Tuesdays, 5pm-6pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Joe Mondragon
Cost: $80.00

Advanced Group Guitar Lessons

Description: This class requires the use of an acoustic guitar, students are expected to bring the guitar to class and have access to the guitar for practice during the week. Please also bring a folder to class for your music.

This class is perfect for the moderately experienced guitar player. Knowledge of basic chords and tab required. This class will focus on learning new improvisation skills, advanced chords and intermediate songs. A strong emphasis on playing with other musicians will be the focus of the class.

Class Dates: June 4th-August 6th
Class Time: Thursdays, 5pm-6pm
Ages: 10-18
Teachers: Joe Mondragon
Cost: $80.00


Description: Using the No Fear Shakespeare Translation, follow Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, as he faces many troubles throughout his story. Is he truly crazy, or is he pretending to be to get revenge for his father’s murder? And what of his mother, or his poor love Ophelia? Will Horatio be able to protect his friend from danger? Come join us as we tell the tale of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Dates: July 1st-August 12th
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Dress Rehearsals: August 17th-20th, 6pm-8pm
Performances: August 21, 22,28, 29
Ages: 13-Adult
Teachers: Jenn Sharp & Aimee Baltazar
Cost: $180.00

Super Saturday Class:

Learn to Tap Dance!

Description: 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.

Time: 9am-1pm
Date: June 13th, June 20th and June 27th
Ages: 12-Adult
Teachers: Jessica Czapla
Cost: $70.00

Lights, costumes for rent


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

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