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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.

ACT presents NSU Theater’s “A Flea in Her Ear”

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By Georges Feydeau
Translated by John Mortimer

PERFORMANCES

Wed.-Fri., April 15-17,7:30 p.m.
Sat., April 18, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Capitol Theatre * 415 S. Main St.

Please note: There is no Sunday matinee for this show.
The matinee performance is Saturday

Raymonde suspects her husband, Victor Emmanuel, of infidelity and turns to her best friend, Lucienne, to help her gain proof. They concoct a play, based on a perfumed letter, to trap him at the Hotel Coq d’Or in Montretout. In true Feydeau fashion the plan misfires and is complicated by confused identities, revolving beds and a great many doors.

Cast

Victor Emmanuel/Poche………………………..Eli Corbett

Raymonde……………………………………..Haley Hubbard

Camille……………………………………………Chase Roesch

Lucienne…………………………………………Kayla Blucher

Carlos…………………………………………………Zachery Ell

Romain………………………………………………Nate Wilson

Dr. Finache……………………………….Joshua Hinkemeyer

Etienne……………………………………………Trevor Bowens

Ferallion………………………………………….Seth Honerman

Olympe………………………………………………..Emily Davis

Antoinette……………………………………..Carrie Wegleitner

Eugenie……………………………………………………Lexi Ward

Baptistin……………………………………………….Tyson Meyer

Herr Schwarz……………………………………….Tony Kollman

Hotel Guests………………. Dakota Feller and Kayla Sproles

 

Crew

Director………………………Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha

Stage manager……………………………Jillian Jensen

Scenic designer………………………..Josh Frachisuer

NSU technical director……………….Tina Hanagan

Props master………………………………..Tyler Lanam

BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS

KATHLEENS: 401 S. Main St.,
Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
PHONE: Call (605)725-2697, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
ON-LINE: Click Here

TICKETS

ACT SUBSCRIBERS: Use your Patron ID card
PUBLIC: $18, in advance & $20, at the door
GROUPS: 12 OR MORE ARE $16, in advance
(Group Tickets Must be purchased at same time and not include ACT subscribers)

ACT presents Troupe America, Inc.’s “The Church Basement Ladies in the Last (Potluck) Supper

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SEVEN PERFORMANCES
Wed., May 6, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Thu. & Fri., May 7 & 8, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., May 9, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sun., May 10, 2:30 p.m.

 Capitol Theatre-415 S. Main St.

In this final installment of “The Church Basement Ladies” series, the year is 1979 and past parishioners have gathered to share hot-dish, bars and stories from the last 100 years at the church’s Centennial Celebration. As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memories burst into life through a series of flashbacks. As they time-jump through a century, these ladies serve up a rib-tickling panorama of the changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee!

A SHOW THE ENTIRE FAMILY WILL ENJOY!

BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS
KATHLEENS: 401 S. Main St., Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
ON-LINE: Click Here
PHONE: Call (605) 725-2697, Mon.-Fri.,10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

TICKETS
ACT SUBSCRIBERS: Use your Patron ID card
PUBLIC: $30, in advance & $32, at the door
GROUPS: 10 OR MORE ARE $28, in advance (Must be purchased at same time and not include subscribers)

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They’re serving it up – one last time!

“Working” Wins Awards and Advances to Regionals of the American Association of Community Theatre’s 2015 Festival Cycle

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ACT’s production of “Working” was one of two winning productions at SD/AACTFest ‘15 in early March.

Congratulations to the following volunteers who also received individual recognition for their achievement:
Trent Deyo-Outstanding Supporting Actor
Lori Harmel-Outstanding Supporting Actress
Daniel Yurgaitis-Outstanding Director

Aberdeen Community Theatre’s one-act musical, “Working,” will represent South Dakota at the American Association of Community Theatre’s Region V AACTFest ’15 in Newton, IA, April 23-26.

Help the cast and crew prepare for Region V AACTFest ‘15!

 There are two ways you can help:

1) Attend the public performance of “Working” on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre. A free-will admission will be accepted to help with  production, festival and travel expenses to get the 18 volunteers of “Working” to Region AACTFest ’15.

2) Send a tax-deductible contribution to ACT. Simply print and mail the contribution form below.
Your gift is tax deductible.

 We need your help to raise approximately $4,654 by April 23 to get the 18Working” volunteers to the Region V festival to represent Aberdeen and South Dakota.

Be a part of this exciting event for YOUR theater.

With previous AACTFest shows like “Honk!” and “How to Talk Minnesotan: The Musical” performing at national festivals, ACT has proven itself an award-winning community theater.

 Thank you for your support for all of ACT programming.

ACT Announces Auditions for “Shrek the Musical”

AUDITIONS!! AUDITIONS!!SHREK_4C_TITLEADULT Auditions (ages 14 and over)
Monday, April 27 or Tuesday, April 28
7:30 p.m.

YOUTH Auditions (ages 9-12)
*Please see “Roles for Youth”
Monday, April 27
6-7 p.m.

All auditions will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECCESSARY!

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek: The Musical” is the story of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short tempered bad guy and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Scripts available for reading at the ACT Office, 417 S. Main St.
Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tentative production dates are scheduled for June.

If you would like to work 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.

Roles for Men (ages 14 and over)

Shrek – An ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero.
Bari-tenor, Range: A2 – G#4

Donkey – Shrek’s self-appointed side-kick, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Winning and easy charm, comic skills, soulful vocal style.
Tenor, Range: C3 – B4

Lord Farquaad – A power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex and intense dislike of all fairy tale creatures. Wants to marry a princess so he can become king.
Character baritone or tenor, Range: B2 – D5

Pinocchio – Banished to Shrek’s swamp along with other fairy tale creatures. Comedic role.
Tenor, Range: E3 – F#4

Three Little Pigs – Funny, anxious, have German accents if possible.
Baritone and Tenor

White Rabbit, Gnome and Peter Pan – (one or more roles) – Comedic role(s).
Tenor(s)

Wolf – Tough guy who likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes.
Bass-baritone, Range: to high G

Papa Bear – From Goldilocks story. Comedic singing role.

 

Roles for Women (ages 14 and over)

Fiona – Princess of Far Far Away, who has spent most of her life locked in a castle. She is a smart, outspoken girl who can’t help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when needed.
Soprano with belt, Range: F3 – G5

Dragon – The dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever.
Mezzo/belter with gospel sound, Range: F3 – Eb5

Gingy (Gingerbread Man) – Female to play a male; a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad’s guards. Comedic role, character voices a plus, sing with vocal versatility and solid mix.
Mezzo/belter, Range: B3 – C#5

Teen Fiona – Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about not being rescued yet.
Strong singer

Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty – Opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks.
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Mama Bear – From Goldilocks story. Comedic role.
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Baby Bear – The wide-eyed and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks. Comedic singing role.

Wicked Witch, Fairy Godmother, Ugly Ducklingand Shoemaker’s Elf – Comedic singing roles.

 

Ensemble Roles (ages 14 and over)

Other Ensemble & Fairy Tale Creatures – King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Captain and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mad Hatter, Dwarf. All strong singers with some featured moments.

 

*Roles for Youth (ages 9-12)

Young Shrek – Looks age 10. Non-singing and non-speaking role.

Young Fiona – Looks age 10. A bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince. Strong singer

Aberdeen Community Theatre NSU Scholarship Applications Now Available

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION

Help Us Complete Phase III of the Capitol Improvement Campaign

Phase III of the Capitol Theatre Improvement Campaign, which includes the remodeling of a storage space into a 90-seat digital theater, is now underway.

 This theater will be available for live performances as well as film presentations.  to see the floor plan for Phase III. The project is shown in red and labeled G, Phase III and totals $480,280.00.

ACT is soliciting gifts over three years – 2015, 2016 and 2017, to complete the project. Please help by printing and completing the and mailing it to ACT, PO Box 813, Aberdeen, SD 57402-0813. Even a one-time gift will be helpful.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Aberdeen Community Theatre as we continue to make the Capitol Theatre on Aberdeen’s Main Street the showplace of the region and home of one of the most award-winning community theaters in South Dakota.

2015 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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