Welcome to Aberdeen Community Theatre’s home on the web! For more than 30 years, ACT has been providing quality, award-winning live theater productions for northeastern South Dakota. Along with ACT’s live theater season between April and November, ACT’s Capitol Cinema programming features special film events throughout the year and Hollywood films seven nights a week from December to March. Our home is the historic Capitol Theatre on Aberdeen’s Main Street.

Upcoming Auditions for “Leading Ladies” at ACT



Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

or Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

 Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St.


 In this hilarious comedy by the author of “Lend Me A Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo,” two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Romantic entanglements abound and hilarity ensues.

 Tentative production dates are scheduled for September



 MEG – A local girl in her early 30’s, engaged to Duncan. She is vivacious with enormous warmth and a great sense of humor. She also has the fresh, unstudied beauty that most women would kill for.

 AUDREY – About 20, she is extremely well-built, sweet and good-natured. She is a roller-skating waitress dating Butch.

FLORENCE – Meg’s very old and extremely crusty aunt. She is a millionaires with terrible eyesight.


 LEO – An English actor in his early 40’s who still dreams big of “making it” as an actor.

JACK – Also an English actor in his early 40’s, but ready to “settle down.” He has had enough of the “actor life” and Leo’s plans for him.

DUNCAN – The local minister who is substantially older than his fiancé, Meg. He is a good-hearted man-but rather fussy, set in his ways, a bit scatter-brained and lives in his own world.

DOC – A crusty, likeable curmudgeon. He is a country doctor who takes no guff from anybody.

BUTCH – Doc’s son in his early 20’s. He is a little slow on the uptake, but earnest and sincere, with a good heart. He played football in high school.

Scripts available for reading at the
Alexander Mitchell Library,
519 S. Kline St.
or at the ACT Office,
417 S. Main St.

If you are interested in working behind-the-scenes, please attend one audition session or email us to sign up.

If you can’t make the scheduled audition time, contact ACT at (605) 225-2228 or act@nvc.net BEFORE the audition date.


Storybook Land Theatre Season underway

For complete 2014 season information
click here.

ACT presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

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The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II,” after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this world origins and intent towards global domination!


Wed. – Sat., August 6 – 9,
7:30 p.m.
Sun., August 10,
2:30 p.m.

Capitol Theatre * 415 S. Main St.


Crystal………………………..Kelsey Papke
Ronnette……………..Sanessa Lindemann
Chiffon……………………Diane Leitheiser
Audrey…………………………Emily Davis
Seymour……………………..John Cassens
Mr. Mushnik………………Curt Campbell
Orin……………Christopher Rinkenberger
Audrey II
Voice……………………Tyson Meyer
Manipulation………..David Womack


Box office opens:
Tue., July 15 for subscribers
Mon., July 21 for the public  

For more information, watch ACT’s newsletter, the ACT Marquee, and AberdeenCommunityTheatre.com.

2014 ACT Season Subscriptions Available

Aberdeen Community Theatre offers 3 different types of Season Subscriptions. For more information on Season Subscriptions click here.

For questions, or to purchase a season subscription please call the ACT office at (605) 225-2228.

Office Hours are Monday – Thursday 9:30-12:30, 1:30-4:30; and Friday 9:30-12:30.



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