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Colorado ACTS Presents… Once Upon A Leprechaun

Colorado ACTS Presents A 12-18 Year Old Production of…

Once Upon a Leprechaun

FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM THE EMERALD ISLE

clovers and cross Get whisked away by the music and spirit of the Emerald Isle in three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk tales!  Assisted by the wee folk of Ireland, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash enact these three folk tales that will charm and enchant. This uplifting, comic musical glitters like a gem with its peaceful Celtic melodies, clever dialogue and slapstick humor to inspire many a chuckle in the wee as well as the old!

Performs:
April 25th, 26th and May 2nd & 3rd, 2014
All shows at 7pm

Tickets:
$7.00 for Adults
$6.00 for Students
Children 5 and Under are Always Free

*Performance Location: Arvada K-8 School
5751 Balsam St. Arvada, CO 80002*
303.456.6772
coloradoacts@yahoo.com

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Moving Help Needed

Colorado ACTS IS MOVING AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

moving

We are truly thankful and humbled by any and all help our families and community can provide!

Your support of Colorado ACTS is just incredible!

Come out even for 2 hours or whatever amount you can!
(Please Note: Absolutely no small children over at the new building until April 25!)

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP AND CAN’T COME DURING ONE OF THE TIMES LISTED, PLEASE CALL AND CINDY OR SANTIAGO WILL FIND A TIME TO WORK WITH YOU.
303.456.6772

Santiago needs a few of strong helpers to move shelving:
Monday, April 14th 9am-4pm 

Santiago needs a few strong helpers to continue moving shelving:
Tuesday, April 15th 9am-4pm 

Saturday April 19th 3:00-? We are tired. Any help to move costume bins
(Again no small children over at the new building, but they could help at the “old theatre”)
Monday, April 21st 12:00pm-5:00pm- All Hands are welcome
Tuesday, April 22nd 9:00am-3:00pm- All Hands are welcome
Wednesday, April 23rd 3:00pm-6:00pm- All Hands are welcome
Thursday, April 24th 3:00pm-6:00pm- All Hands are welcome
Saturday, April 26th 10:00am-4:00pm- All Hands are welcome

A BIG Thank You in advance to all of the many hands that will make this light work!
We are so grateful!

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We Are Moving!

Colorado ACTS is moving! Our New Theater Home is located at: 11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road North Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. All Summer Classes will be meeting in this new space! We will be out of our current space and into the new one by May 1st.

After many months and much searching, praying and hoping-
ACTS has found a new HOME! 

Colorado ACTS is moving!

Our New Theater Home is located at:
11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

All Summer Classes will be meeting in this new space!
We will be out of our current space and into the new one by May 1st.

How to get there:

• Take I-70 to Ward Rd.
• Head north on Ward Rd.
• Turn right at the I-70 Frontage Road North stop-light
(Kaiser will be on your Left). 
• Follow the Frontage Road until it curves to the East past Tabor St.
-Take a Left into the industrial/office complex.
Look for the ACTS sign!-

*If you reach the Brass Armadillo or Medved Auto you have gone too far East-turn around!*

Please Note: Our new address is not showing up properly on Google Maps. We have submitted the correction to Google, but please do not be confused by this error. The link below will show you a street view of the actual space, but the address is not correct.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.783683,-105.127899,3a,75y,93.68t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s7Xk9y_1XB0ErnB9ZNGjOUA!2e0!6m1!1e1

Our FIRST Show in the New Theater Space will be:

Quilters!

Performing May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

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Colorado ACTS Presents… Quilters

Colorado Actors Company and Theater School presents an Alumni Production
IN OUR NEW THEATRE

quilt

QUILTERS
by Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek
Music and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek
Based on “The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art” by Patricia Cooper & Norma Bradley Allen
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

In the American West, a pioneer woman, Sarah, and six women, who are called her daughters, face frontier life. Rather than a straightforward storyline, the musical is presented as a series of short tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers, each presenting an aspect of frontier life or womanhood. The patches or blocks show “girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death.” The patches are ultimately put together to form one dramatic tableau.

 *Please Note: This show contains some mature content.
Parents are advised that it may not be suitable for children under the age of 10.*

Performance Dates and Ticket Prices:
Thursday, May 15th at 7:00pm-Family Night! Tickets: $5.00
Friday, May 16th at 7:30pm- Tickets: $8.00
Saturday, May 17th at 7:30pm- Tickets: $8.00
Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00pm-Family Night! Tickets: $5.00
Friday, May 23rd at 7:30pm- Tickets: $8.00
Saturday, May 24th at 7:30pm-Tickets: $8.00

Performing at the NEW Colorado ACTS Theater!
minimap11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303.456.6772
coloradoacts@yahoo.com

Additional Summer Classes

Dance Classes

Learn to Swing and Foxtrot - START DATE HAS CHANGED!

Description: Come and join the fun of being able to swing dance and do the Foxtrot.  These are two truly American dances; swing is high energy and lots of fun, while Foxtrot will keep you moving around the dance floor.  We’ve been away for a while, so if you want a refresher to learn some new moves, or you’ve never danced before, this is the class for you!  Come join us as we learn to have a great time on the dance floor while respecting those around us.

Dates: June 4th-July 23rd <- NEW START DATE
Time: Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm
Dance Party: July 26th
Ages: 12-18
Teacher: Jeremy and Havilah Pyrc

Cost: $90.00 <- NEW LOWER TUITION!

ADULT DANCE CLASS! Learn to Salsa and Tango - START DATE HAS CHANGED!

Description: Come and learn the beginning of these two popular dances.  Salsa is upbeat with plenty of room for spins and styling, while the tango will keep you focused and intense. We’ve been away for a while, so if you want a refresher to learn some new moves, or you’ve never danced before, this is the class for you!  Come join us as we learn to have a great time on the dance floor while respecting those around us.

Dates: June 4th-July 23rd <- NEW START DATE
Time: Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm
Dance Party: July 26th
Ages: 18-Adult
Teacher: Jeremy and Havilah Pyrc

Cost: $90.00 <- NEW LOWER TUITION!

Sewing Classes

Learn to Sew a Dress

Description: In this class, students will learn the basics of sewing a dress from a pattern.  You will have the opportunity to learn some more complicated elements of making a dress if you’re a more advance sewer or you can learn the basics.  Students will choose their own project and will purchase their materials and pattern on the first day of class with the instructor’s assistance.  Learn and build a love of sewing as you make a dress of your very own.

*Some basic sewing experience necessary.  A sewing machine is required.  If you do not have one, please let us know and we will see what can be arranged.*

Dates: Two Week Class: June 16th-June 27th
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-12pm
Ages: 10-Adult
Teacher: Havilah Pyrc

Cost: $100.00 + Cost of Materials

Learn to Sew Pants or Shorts  

Description: In this class, students will learn the basics and some more advanced techniques of sewing by making a pair of pants or shorts.  Whether the pants are pajama styled or with a zipper, every student will get to learn something new or improve the skills they already possess. Students will choose their own project and will purchase their materials and pattern on the first day of class with the instructor’s assistance.  Learn and build a love of sewing as you make something of your very own.

*Some basic sewing experience necessary.  A sewing machine is required.  If you do not have one, please let us know and we will see what can be arranged.*

Dates: Two Week Class: July 14th-July 25th
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-12pm
Ages: 10-Adult
Teacher: Havilah Pyrc

Cost: $100.00 + Cost of Materials 

Super Saturday Class! One Day Only!

Learn to Hem Pants or a Skirt  

Description: Have you always wanted to know how to shorten or lengthen that perfect pair of pants?  Would your skirt be so much cuter if it were just a little bit shorter?  That’s what you’ll be able to do after this class.  Students will be able to bring one or two items that they’d like to hem and the instructor will work with each student so that they can all learn some different techniques that come with hemming.  If you have a machine, feel free to bring it, but definitely bring a needle and thread to match what you’ll be hemming.

No sewing experience necessary.  

Date and Time: Saturday, June 14th, 9am-12pm
Ages: 15-Adult
Teacher: Havilah Pyrc

Cost: $25.00

Summer 2014 Schedule of Classes

Colorado ACTS Summer 2014 Schedule of Classes:

Family & Friends Musical

Sleepy Hollow: Based on the Washington Irving Classic

Description: Here’s a show alive with action, excitement and dynamic music.  When an inane schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, comes to the farming community of Sleepy Hollow, he brings with him all his worldly possessions as he seeks a well-to-do wife.  He’s sure his dream will come true when he spots the striking Katrina Van Tassel.  Sadly for poor Ichabod, the boisterous Brom Bones is Katrina’s extremely jealous boyfriend.  Matters are complicated even more as the ghostly graveyard is haunted by a host of tense spirits, including the Headless Horseman, the most renowned phantom of all.  When Ichabod proposes marriage to Katrina at a party, he is kicked out by Brom, forcing him to make his way through the graveyard during a raging storm.  In the dark, we sense there’s something overshadowing poor Ichabod, aiming to take the poor soul’s life!  This suspenseful musical is filled with a variety of songs and suitable for all ages. 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 3rd-July 24th Tech Day(s): Saturday, July 26th and July 28th-31st
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm- 9pm
Auditions: May 30th and 31st
Performances: August 1,2,8,9
Ages: 8-80!
Teachers: Cindy Troup (Director) & Leanna Felmlee (Musical Director)
Cost: $160.00 per person

Week-Long Camps and Classes

Pinocchio Camp (1 Week Class, Two Weeks to Choose From)

Description: Lonely woodcarver Geppetto creates Pinocchio, a puppet, to be his son.  With the help of the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio comes to life, but will only receive the gift of humanity by making right choices.  Pinocchio soon learns that right choices are not easy to make, and falls into many mishaps and troubles. Join us for a week-long camp where the lessons of honesty and selflessness win in the end! We will sing I’ve Got No Strings, Hi Diddle Dee Dee, and When You Wish Upon a Star.

This camp will run twice this summer so choose the week that is best for you!
Dates: 1st Camp: July 7th-11th 2nd Camp: July 21st-25th
Time: Both Camps: 9:00am-12pm
Performances: 1st Camp: July 11th at 11am & 7pm 2nd Camp: July 25th at 11am & 7pm
Ages: 6-12
Teachers: Cindy Oury
Cost: $95.00/week

Bed Bugs! Camp (1 Week Class)

Description: Are wicked witches always bad?  That depends on your perspective.  Marie is a little girl who likes to jump on her bed, but to the bedbugs being squished underfoot, she is the wicked witch who causes earthquakes.  The microscopic citizens of her bed are up in arms over the rhyme Marie’s mother says to her every night before bed:  “Good night, sleep tight.  Don’t let the bedbugs bite.” Peter, an impassioned bedbug, feels they must take action against the “witch”.  Patsy, however, prefers a peaceful approach and wants to talk to the witch and work something out.  Despite Patsy’s objections, the bedbugs launch a full-scale attack against Marie, prompting her to investigate with her magnifying glass.  To her surprise, there really are bedbugs…  and they have something to say! In a fun way, it reminds us there are always two sides to every story and that conflict is best resolved peacefully.

Dates: June 16th-20th
Time: 9:00am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: June 20th at 11am and 7pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Jenn Sharp and Leanna Felmlee
Cost: $95.00

The Quest for Quasi How Little Red Got Her Hunch Back Camp (1 Week Class)

Description: When Red Riding Hood wins a date with Quasimodo, the famous Hunchback of Notre Dame, on “The Dating Game,” she has a hunch she may have found the man of her dreams.  But all this changes when the Wicked Witch of the West breaks up their date at McDonald’s and demands three items of power from Red — the sword in the stone, Captain Hook’s hook and the Blue Fairy’s wand.  Red has only 24 hours to acquire the said articles while Quasi is held hostage in the Wicked Witch’s castle.  Will Red get her hunch back?  Will the Wicked Witch keep her end of the bargain?  Come discover the answers…

Dates: July 14th-18th
Time: 9:00am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: July 18th at 11am & 7pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Leanna Felmlee and Jenn Sharp
Cost: $95.00

Drop Dead Juliet! (1 Week Class)

Description:  Juliet has had enough! Enough with the poison, enough with the stabbing, and especially enough with the dying. She wants a new story and she wants it now. More parts for girls! More romance! Less death! Romeo and Juliet will never be the same – or will it? Not everyone’s so keen on the changes. And why is Romeo sneaking off with Rosaline?

Dates: June 9th-14th
Time: 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: Friday, June 13th at 7pm and Saturday, June 14th at 7pm
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Melinda Middleton
Cost: $95.00

The Unprincess (1 Week Class)

Description: When the immature and power hungry Princess Cecily drops a dirty shoe into Maggie’s water bucket, our heroine sees the stark contrast between the pampered lives of the royals and the powerless and poor lives of the villagers.  Angered, she puts a bucket on her head and wears the princess’s dirty shoe, proclaiming herself “The UnPrincess of Forlorn.”  While her mockery of the royals was meant to be in jest, it actually helps the villagers start to see the injustice and absurdity of living powerless under their rulers, and they start to think that maybe Maggie should be their queen for real. This charming story is full of twists and turns and a wonderful ending complete with a moral!

Dates: July 7th-12th
Time: 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: Saturday, July 12th, 2pm & 7pm
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Leanna Felmlee & Jenn Sharp
Cost: $95.00

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 two different sessions:
Session One: June 23rd-27th
Session Two: July 14th-18th
Time: Session One: 1pm-4pm Session Two: 1pm-4pm
Parent-Share Performance: During the final class session
Ages: 5-18
Teacher: Abby Dorn & Classroom Helper(s)
Cost: $100 per session

Weekly Classes

Murder Mystery in One Act

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

Dates: June 2nd-June 25th
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm
Dress Rehearsals: June 23rd and 25th, 6pm-9pm
Performances: June 27th & 28th at 7pm
Ages: 11-19
Teacher: Cindy Troup
Cost: $125.00

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