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.

YPT Auditions “Girl Power: Three Short Plays for Girls”


Girl Power Logo

Tuesday, September 2
Wednesday, September 3
7-8:30 p.m.

Capitol Theatre, 415 S Main St

Kids: 4 girls, 1 boy
Adults: 4 women, 2 men

Assistant Director/Stage Manager, Light Board Operator,
Sound Board Operator and Running Crew


3 Short Plays

“The Unknown Part of the Ocean” by Sheri Wilner

Sophie loves to entertain her mother with fantastical stories. But what’s a little storyteller to do when the real world is scarier than anything in her imagination?

Cast needed: 1 girl, 9-12 years old
1 woman, 30-45

“Interrupting Vanessa” by Colleen Neuman

Vanessa lives with her mother, who calls her beloved collection a “pile of junk.” Vanessa’s dad, who lives in her room, reads his newspaper and tells jokes, just like he used to. When Vanessa’s mom does the unthinkable – inviting Timmy Fibbins over to play – will Vanessa’s dad get to go live on the ranch and ride the broncos?

Cast needed: 1 girl, 9-12 years old
1 boy, 9-12 years old
1 woman, 30-50
1 man, 30-50

“Anastasia Krupnik” by Meryl Friedman, based on the book by Lois Lowry

Anastasia keeps a list of the things she loves – the little pink wart on her finger – and the things she hates – her teacher – in her carefully guarded green notebook. Find out all about Anastasia and the year she was 10 – from getting an F on her poem, to enduring her grandmother at Thanksgiving, to falling in love with Washburn Cummings to a new baby brother!

Cast needed: 2 girls, 9-12 years old
1 woman, 30-45
1 woman, 40+
1 man, 30-45

$45.00, if cast

Limited scholarships are available. Contact YPT at brian.act@nvc.net or 605-225-2228 for more information.

Dependent on Cast/Crew Schedules

Actors (adults and kids) MUST list ALL scheduling conflicts (school activities, work, practices, games, concerts, classes, lessons, out-of-town conflicts, birthday parties, ect.) when auditioning. A rehearsal schedule will be developed based on these conflicts.

Monday-Wednesday, October 6-8

Can’t make scheduled audition times? Contact YPT at brian.act@nvc.net or call 605-225-2228. An alternate time may be arranged.

Auditions for All-City Production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”





ADULTS (ages 15+)
Thu. & Fri.,
Sept. 4 & 5, 7 p.m.

YOUTH (ages 8-14 only)
Sat., Sept. 6,
3-4 p.m.

Capitol Theatre,
415 S. Main St.

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.

Auditions are open to all Aberdeen area residents


Productions dates are scheduled for November 12-16


 If you plan to audition for principal or featured roles, be prepared to read from the script, sing 24-bars of any song of your choice and learn and perform a short dance.


Bob Wallace – male, late 20s to mid 30s, a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well

Phil Davis – male, late 20s to mid 30s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a song-and-dance comic performer

Betty Haynes – mid to late 20s, female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well

Judy Haynes – early 20s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed; a major song-and-dance performer

General Henry Waverly – late 50s to mid 60s, with the exception of one line, a non-singing role, able to move well

Martha Watson – late 40s to mid-60s, a winning, appealing character-comedienne

Susan Waverly – 9 years old, must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well


Ralph Sheldrake – mid to late 30s

Rita – mid 20s to early 30s

Rhoda – mid 20s to early 30s

Ezekiel Foster – mid 40s to late 50s

Mike – mid 20s to late 30s

ADULT CHORUS (ages 15+)

Roles – combination of non-speaking, non-singing and/or non-dancing

At auditions, be prepared to read from the script. If you are interested in being in the singing

chorus, be prepared to sing 24-bars of any song of your choice. If you are interested in being in the dancing chorus, be prepared to learn and perform a short dance.

Tessie, Jimmy, Cigarette Girl, Snoring Man, Mrs. Snoring Man,

Train Conductor, Dance Captain, Seamstress, Assistant Seamstress,

Ed Sullivan Announcer, “Jimmy’s Back Room” Club-goers,

Train Passengers, Inn Guests, Regency Room Patrons

YOUTH CHORUS (ages 8 to 14 only)

At auditions, be prepared to read from the script and to learn and perform a short song and dance.



ACT presents “Leading Ladies”



Wed.-Sat., Sept. 17-20, 7:30 p.m.

& Sun., Sept. 21, 2:30 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.


Meg…………….Sarah Honerman
Leo………………Seth Honerman
Jack………………Jacob Womack
Audrey…………….Kelsey Papke
Duncan………………..Chris Jung
Florence………….Susie Ewinger
Doc……………Warren Redmond
Butch……………….Tyson Meyer


Tuesday, August 26, 9:30 a.m. for ACT subscribers
Tuesday, September 2, 9:30 a.m. for the public




KATHLEENS: 401 S. Main St.,

       Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


PHONE: Call (605)725-2697, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


ON-LINE (available on September 2):


      and follow Buy Tickets Now link (additional fees apply)


PUBLIC: $18, in advance & $20, at the door

GROUPS: 12 OR MORE ARE $16, in advance

   Must be purchased at same time and not include subscribers

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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