Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
October 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 pm
October 20 and 27 at 2:30 pm
Kiss Me Kate combines Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics for an instant success with every cast and audience. Musical numbers include “Why Can't You Behave,” “So In Love Am I,” “ Wunderbar,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” Kiss Me Kate is fun, melodious, and sophisticated. The last Broadway revival in 1999 received 4 Tony Awards for Best Actor, Best Costumes, Best Director, and Best Orchestrations.
December 5, 6 , 7 at 8:00 pm
December 8 at 2:30 pm
School Matinees: December 4, 5, 6 at 12:00 pm
ACTC’s 20th Annual Presentation of the classic Christmas story! ACTC Theatre continues to present a special holiday classic which promises again not to disappoint. Over the past two decades ACTC players have presented this production to usher in the holiday season for Ashland audiences.
February 21, 22, 28 at 8:00 pm
February 23 and March 2 at 2:30 pm
School Matinees: February 21 and 28 at 11:00 am
in the J. B. Sowards Theatre
In this Shakespeare classic, the Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. Students from Boyd County High School will join ACTC students in presenting the timeless story of “star crossed lovers” on the ACTC stage.
Student production – ACTC Theatre is delighted to partner with Boyd County Public Schools in this presentation of Romeo and Juliet. Auditions will be open to BCPS and ACTC students/faculty/staff only.
March 28 and 29 at 8:00 pm
March 30 at 2:30 pm
The first annual ACTC Festival of One Act Plays will feature monologues and plays written by ACTC students and faculty and performed by the college acting class and other ACTC students and faculty. New and experienced writers are invited to sign up for ENG 207 Creative Writing – Playwriting (Fall 2013) taught by Jonathan Joy. Joy’s plays have been presented at numerous festivals and were produced Off-Broadway in New York City and overseas in Dubai and in France. Joy will guide students in creating monologues and short plays. The best writing from the class will be presented on the J. B. Soward’s stage in March. The class is open to students and interested community members. Contact Jonathan Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.