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Fall 2014 Schedule of Classes

Colorado ACTS Fall 2014 Semester:

After School and Evening Classes:

Aspects of Theater <= New Class!

Description: This class will focus on all the aspects that go into theater and performance. Stage design and construction, set painting, lighting design and mask making will all be explored. Students will get hands-on experience working on ACTS productions in the Fall performance season.

Dates: September 20th – October 25th (6 weeks)
Time: Saturdays, 9am-11am
Ages: 10-20
Teachers: Cindy Troup
Cost: $50.00

Keeper of the Tales: Stories from 1001 Arabian Nights

Description: You’re invited to the bazaar, where a wise old woman beggar will set your imagination on a magic carpet ride through tales filled with laughter, love and life lessons!  When a spoiled young princess comes across the storytelling beggar in the marketplace, she gets more than what she came for…  and is forever changed by it.  Featuring lesser-known stories such as “The Husband and the Parrot,” “The Donkey Driver and the Two Thieves” and “The Fisherman and the Genie” among others, the beggar skillfully brings the stories alive, highlighting the unique morals of each.  Be whisked away with the princess to explore tales filled with talking animals, light-hearted comedy, spectacular miracles and timeless lessons for audiences of all ages. 
Dates: Rehearsals: September 11th-November 6th
Time: Thursdays, 6pm-9pm
Tech Day: November 8th Tech Week: November 10th-13th
Performances: November 14, 15, 21 and 22
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Cindy Troup
Cost:$ 150.00

Mother Goosed

Description: Flip and Cindy have written for Disney, so when this winning pair of writers decides to tackle the world of fractured fairy tales, you know it’s going to be hilarious.  Loaded with tongue-in-cheek humor for audiences of all ages, this creative and witty play does not disappoint!  Joe, a cop in the Fairy Tale precinct, Nursery Rhyme division, investigates the disappearance of Mother Goose.  How can the tales go on without their author?  What will the characters do with no one to tell their stories?  As Joe interrogates a wild assortment of her nursery rhyme characters, including Peter Peter, Mother Hubbard, Little Bo Peep, a handful of Marys and many others, the truth about the missing Mother Goose comes out when her true identity is finally revealed with much surprise and delight! 
Dates: Rehearsals: September 9th-October 28th Tech Day: November 1st
Tech Week: November 3rd-6th
Time: Tuesdays, 6pm- 8pm
Performances: November 7th & 8th
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Jenn Sharp & Betty Lohr
Cost:$100.00

Fun with Fairy Tales: A Differently-Abled Class

Description: This differently-abled class will focus on fairy tales and stories that all children are familiar with. Students with limited mobility or speaking abilities will be able to participate in creative ways. This class will help encourage differently-abled children to expand their social skills and communication through dramatic play and storytelling.
Dates: Rehearsals: September 9th-October 14th Tech Day: October 18th
Tech Week: October 20th-23rd
Time: Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Performances: October 25th at 2pm
Ages: 5-18
Teachers: Jenn Sharp & Classroom Assistants
Cost:$100.00

Home School Classes:

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None aka Ten Little Indians

Description:In this superlative mystery comedy – originally titled Ten Little Indians - statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger.

A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned.

A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead – poisoned. One down and nine to go!

Dates: Rehearsals: September 12th – February 2015
Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
Performances: February 2015
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Ebie Panozzo
Cost:$350.00

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Description: 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.

Performances will be each Friday morning in February plus 7:00 p.m. on February 20, 21, and 22.  

In addition to studying the 15th century through history and costume, we shall also, like Robin Hood, do a good turn for others in need through a service project of collecting canned goods for the Arvada Food Bank on Saturday, November 8, 2014, while wearing our 15th century attire!
Dates: Rehearsals: September 12th- February 2015
Time: Fridays, 10am- 12pm
Performances at ACTS: February 20 and 21, 2015
Outreach Performances: February 6, 13, 20 & 27
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Cindy Oury
Cost:$350.00

Community & Outreach Classes

A Little Women Christmas Ornament <= New Class!

Description: As Jo decorates her Christmas tree, each ornament brings back warm memories. This ensemble musical version of Little Women features a series of vignettes in the life of the Little Women.

Auditions will be the first night of rehearsal, come with a 1 minute song ready to sing.  Pianist available.
Please Register for the Class before coming to the first rehearsal. 

Dates: September 1st – November 24th
Performance: December 4,5,6,12,13
Time: Mondays, 6pm-9pm (Additional rehearsal times will be added)
Teachers: Cindy Troup
Cost: $50.00 materials fee

Outreach Performance 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: August 15th- December 12th
Performance: TBD
Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
Ages: 12-Adult
Teachers: Cindy Troup
Cost:$25.00 materials fee