Auburn Area Community Theatre

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email: scuster@auburnalabama.org

Auburn Area Community Theatre

The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) is home to the Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT). In partnership with the JDCAC, AACT is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for education and participation in the theatre community. AACT presents quality, entertaining and thought-provoking theatre experiences to our cultural community. In addition to theatrical performances, AACT provides a number of workshops and summer camps to area residents.

Make sure to visit their website at www.auburnact.org and check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AuburnACT.

Upcoming AACT Auditions and Productions

AACT Presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

Three adult actors will portray the Bards characters from 37 plays in 97 minutes! Expect maximum silliness, lots of wigs, ridiculous accents and of course, a cooking segment. These hyper-creative actors will weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride.
Audiences will laugh and be touched by this play. $10/Adults, $8/Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased and reservations made at auburnact.org. Ticket info. line: (334) 332-0881.

Age(s)                  Day(s)      Date(s)            Time         Location

18+                                                                               JDCAC
Performances:     RFSA       5/10 – 5/12      7 p.m.
Matinee: SU         5/13                                 2 p.m.
Director: Chris Alonzo • TennMartins@gmail.com

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Announces Open Auditions for Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson

Imagine attempting to measure the heavens, while also taking measure of a life on Earth.
Silent Sky is the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the 19th century astronomer who wasn’t allowed to touch a telescope. While she struggled to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love, Henrietta and the women of the Harvard Observatory made discoveries that allow us to measure the distance between the stars, and know our place in the universe.
The cast of Silent Sky includes 4 women of various ages, and one man. One actress will require a Scottish accent. No previous experience is required. AACT intends to present Silent Sky as a competition entry at the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s play festival, (ACT-Fest ’19) on November 2 and 3, 2018, at Theatre Tuscaloosa. Three theatre professionals will offer a brief response following each performance, and will select an Alabama production to move on to the regional competition in March 2019 at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Play festivals are a rare opportunity for theatre amateurs to get reactions and suggestions from knowledgeable full-time theatre practitioners. This enriching experience will create wonderful memories with your theatre family. Please be aware of the time commitment in November, and possibly March 2019.
For more information, please contact Director, Lori McCormack, at Lvm2245@gmail.com.

Age(s)               Day(s)          Date(s)          Time                 Location

18+                                                                                      JDCAC
Auditions           MT                6/4, 6/5           6 – 8 p.m.
Call Backs         R                   6/7                 6 – 8 p.m.
Rehearsals        MR                6/11 – 8/16    6 – 9 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal W                 8/16               6 – 10 p.m.
Production          RFSA           8/17 - 8/18 & 8/23 – 8/25       7 p.m.
Matinee              SU                8/19 & 8/26        2 p.m.
Contact: Lori McCormack • Lvm2245@gmail.com

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Presents Silent Sky

Imagine attempting to measure the heavens, while also taking measure of a life on Earth.
Silent Sky is the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the 19th century astronomer who wasn’t allowed to touch a telescope. While she struggled to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love, Henrietta and the women of the Harvard Observatory made discoveries that allow us to measure the distance between the stars, and know our place in the universe. $10/Adults, $8/Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased at auburnact.org. Ticket info. line: (334) 332-0881.

Age(s)                Day(s)      Date(s)                         Time                  Location

18+                                                                                                    JDCAC
Performances:    RFSA       8/17 - 8/18 & 8/23 – 8/25 7 p.m.
Matinee:             SU            8/19 & 8/26                  2 p.m.
Director: Lori McCormack • Lvm2245@gmail.com

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Announces Open Auditions for their Fall Jr. Performers Show, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.

Come and audition for The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. Please come prepared with 30 seconds only of an acapella song. You can sign up for a time slot, or just show up. The sign-up sheet will be available at the front desk of the JDCAC on Friday, August 3. Short selections from the script will be available at that time as well.

Age(s)          Day(s)        Date(s)            Time           Location

5 – 12                                                                        JDCAC
Auditions       MT             8/13 & 14         3 – 6 p.m.
Callbacks      R                8/16                 3 – 7 p.m.
Rehearsals   MW             8/20 – 9/29      4 – 6 p.m.
                     SA               8/25 – 9/29      9 – 12 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal MT       10/1 & 10/2       3:30 – 7 p.m.
Contact: Melanie Brown • (334) 332-6834 • supersugarmel@gmail.com

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Jr. Performers Present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.

Come and see how Stanley Lambchop, the beloved flat charter from the books written by Jeff Brown, starts his amazing world-trotting adventures. Meet his family, friends and others as they sing and dance their way through adventures in Hollywood, France, Honolulu and more. This show full of infectious fun for all! $10/Adults, $8/Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased at auburnact.org. Ticket info. line: (334) 332-0881.

Age(s)            Day(s)            Date(s)                       Time              Location

All
Production      RFSA             10/4 – 10/6 & 10/8     6:30 p.m.       TBD
Matinee          SA                  10/6                            4 p.m.
Director: Melanie Brown • (334) 332-6834 • supersugarmel@gmail.com