Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school musical theater program announced their events and shows for the 2016-17 season.
ACCT Summer Workshops
ACCT’s jam-packed season begins in August with the return of their popular ACCT Summer Workshops. The Summer Workshops are 9-11 a.m., Aug. 1-5 in two locations at the high school. The Dance, Acting and Music workshops are in the Topper Theater Monday-Wednesday. The workshops will then move to Smith Auditorium Thursday-Friday for the Stagecraft/Prop and Makeup workshops.
ACCT Director Daren Savage said, “This is a great way for students to finish the summer break and begin getting ready for our exciting upcoming season. We will use material from our 2016-17 season for the workshops.” Registration is now open for the ACCT Summer Workshops. Registration packets can be downloaded from the ACCT website.
2016-17 Stage Productions
ACCT is proud to present three different shows for its upcoming 2016-17 season, beginning with Disney Peter Pan Jr. in November. Peter Pan Jr. is based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play.
Savage noted, “Peter Pan Jr. is a really fun show with some of Disney’s most famous characters including Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and of course, Tinker Bell. Peter Pan Jr. features many memorable Disney songs including You Can Fly, Never Smile at a Crocodile and of course, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me!”
Savage continued, “We’re very excited to partner with Foy Inventures who will provide the flying effects for Peter Pan Jr. We have arranged for Peter, Wendy, John and Michael to fly in this show. Peter’s final battle with Hook will be thrilling and something that has never seen on the Smith Auditorium stage!”
Auditions for Peter Pan Jr. will be held in the Mountain Elementary School gym on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 2-4 p.m., and is open to 5th and 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Public performances of Disney Peter Pan Jr. are scheduled for Nov. 18-19, 2016 at Smith Auditorium.
ACCT will continue its light-hearted season with DreamWorks Shrek the Musical Jr. in February.
Shrek The Musical Jr., is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Auditions for Shrek Jr. will be held in the Mountain Elementary School gym Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1-3 p.m. and will be open to Los Alamos area middle school age students. Registration begins at noon. Public performances of Shrek The Musical Jr. are scheduled for Feb. 24-25, 2017 in Smith Auditorium.
ACCT ‘s entertaining 2016-17 season will culminate with Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS in April. The Aristocats KIDS is a show designed especially for 3rd and 4th grade students to help them gain performing experience as they prepare for ACCT’s full stage productions.
Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.
Auditions for The Aristocats KIDS will be held in the Mountain Elementary gym on Wednesday March 1, from 2-4 p.m. and will be open to Los Alamos area 3rd/4th grade students. Registration begins at 1 pm. Public performances of Aristocats KIDS are scheduled for April 28-29, 2017 in the Mountain Elementary gym.
ACCT invites students interested in participating in their productions as Student Directors or Student Choreographers, and for the first time, invites music students to sign up as Student Musical Directors. Students interested in these areas should plan to attend the scheduled auditions to register and meet the directors.
Junior Theater Festival West
To make their 2016-17 season even more exciting (if that’s possible), ACCT will travel to iTheatrics’ first west coast event, the Junior Theater Festival West (JTF West), scheduled for Feb. 10-12, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. Auditions for JTF West will be held in the Mountain Elementary gym on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 1-4 p.m. Registration begins at noon. The JTF West field trip is open to all Los Alamos area students ages 8-18.
The 2016-17 season marks ACCT’s 9th year serving Los Alamos area musical theater students and will again be led by co-directors Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline.
For more audition information, or to download the ACCT Summer Workshops registration packet, visit the ACCT website at: www.laschools.net/ACCT.