ACTC Announces 2010-2011 Theatre Season

ACTCs 2010-11 Theatre Season will offer a variety of musical productions that bring some of the best of the worlds theatre to the college stage.

Our season, with the theme New Traditions, features musicals to fit every taste from classic to contemporary, said Edward Figgins, ACTC Director of Theatre and Associate Professor.

We are pleased to be the first college in the world to offer musicals by Bernard J. Taylor, a versatile and prolific composer, Figgins said. We have chosen two productions based on classic novels: Wuthering Heights, the Musical based on the book by Emily Bronte, and Nosferatu: the Vampire based on Bram Stokers Dracula. The powerful, haunting scores add new dimensions to the familiar stories.

Childrens Theatre will present Once Upon a Mattress, an musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersons fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. Although adapted for youth, Once Upon a Mattress retains the magic and fun of the original Broadway production.

The holiday production will again be a musical celebration of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. For the 17th year, new costumes, sets and special effects will give new life to the tale of Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and the spirit of Christmas.

This is the 54th year that ACTC Theatre has provided a learning opportunity for drama students and a community theatre experience for area residents. The Theatre series will also provide enrichment opportunities for area school children with special matinee performances of the Childrens Theatre and holiday production.

All performances are in the J. B. Sowards Theatre at the College Drive Campus. Season tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Several patron options are also available. For season or patron ticket information, contact the Theatre office 606-326-2073.

Tickets for individual performances are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students, seniors and groups of ten or more. Tickets may be reserved with a major credit card through the Bookstore, 606-326-2014. Unsold tickets will be available at the door for each performance.