Charity 2016 | Academy of Children’s Theatre

ACT_Logoimg_9003_2015webdsc_4583_2015webdsc_5534_2015webACT’s Mission is to provide educational opportunities in the theatre arts for young people of all abilities and levels of interest; to produce quality theatre for and by the young with appeal to all ages; and to expose people to diverse ideas and cultures through the theatre experience.

ACT puts on five main stage productions each year, two of which are musicals. In addition, they have by-audition groups of middle schoolers and high school age students available in drama, improvisational theatre, vocals, and theater tech. ACT offers several short “camps” throughout the year for ages 3 through high school, including Spectrum on Stage developed specifically for children with Autism.

There is a place for everyone with ACT—on stage or behind the scenes—with opportunities to grow socially and emotionally while pursuing passions and learning new skills.


As ACT wraps up their 20th year, they are busier than ever and running out of space. In short order, they will begin fundraising to build a new theater space in their existing warehouse. Renovating that space will give them a larger performance space (in addition to the existing “black box” space), and additional classroom spaces. Funds raised at the 2016 Leprechaun Limbo will jump-start those efforts.

Several of the acting groups from ACT will perform in various ways at Leprechaun Limbo. Not a traditional performance, but performance offered fun and interactive ways! Last year, several actors dressed as characters to entertain guests. Maybe you remember Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell or Wendy? Did you meet a Minion or Anna and Elsa from Frozen? How about Super Girl? These talented actors will be back with more surprises this year!

Tickets to Leprechaun Limbo will be available for sale at all performances of A Christmas Carol and Holes.

  • A Christmas Carol Performances: Dec 4,5,11,12 at 7pm & Dec 5,12,13 @3pm
  • Plot Summary A Christmas Carol: Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. [Buy tickets to A Christmas Carol]
  • Holes Performances: Feb 12,13,19,20 @7pm & Feb 13 & 20 3pm
  • Plot Summary Holes: Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys “build character” by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

2015 | Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties
2014 | Ignite Youth Mentoring
2013 | Boy Scouts of America, Blue Mountain Council