Atomic City Children’s Theater Plans Busy Year

Students in the Atomic City Children’s Theater February production of ‘Disney The Little Mermaid Jr.’ take well deserved bows. Courtesy photo

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program announces its events for the upcoming year.

Auditions for Disney Aladdin Jr., this year’s Elementary School production, a two-act musical play based on the smash Broadway hit. Auditions are 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, and open to fifth and sixth grade students in the Los Alamos area. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and students wishing to participate in the cast should come to the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium.

Public performances of Disney Aladdin Jr. by the elementary schools cast are scheduled for Nov. 22-23 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium. ACCT will again travel to Atlanta for the Junior Theater Festival (JTF) over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend Jan. 16-20.

ACCT II, LAPS’s third/fourth grade children’s theater groups will perform Disney 101 Dalmatians KIDS. Auditions will be held in November, with performances in March, 2014.

Auditions for the middle school production of Aladdin Jr., are planned for noon, Nov. 9 and are open to seventh or eight grade students in the Los Alamos area. More detailed information about the audition will be posted on the ACCT website. Public performances for the mid-school production of Disney Aladdin Jr. will be Feb. 21 and 22 at Smith Auditorium.

ACCT will resume it’s very successful ACCT In School Workshops. ACCT In School Workshops are musical theater workshops especially for third and fourth grade students that are held at each of the elementary schools.

In these workshops, students experience all aspects of what goes into putting a show on stage; stage direction, acting exercises, dance, singing and learning a short musical number that they perform on stage for fellow students.

ACCT plans to continue its ACCT Summer Workshops in June and July. This will be the third year of the ACCT Summer Workshops that focus on a different musical theater skill each day; dance, singing, acting, stagecraft and makeup.

ACCT also offers students the chance to explore other areas of technical theater, such as working lights and sound, helping with costumes, and working back stage during the shows. Students interested in these areas are also invited to the Aug. 28 audition to register and to meet the directors.

ACCT offers performing opportunities to elementary and middle school age students and is designed to promote academic excellence through participation in the arts. Now in its sixth year, the after-school theater program is led by co-directors Daren Savage and Kelsey Hesch.

For more audition information, or to download the audition packet(s), visit the ACCT website at: www.AtomicCityChildrensTheater.com.

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