Auburn Area Community Theatre

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email: [email protected]

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 and check out their Facebook page at

Upcoming AACT Auditions and Productions

AACT Young Performers Present High School Musical, Jr.

Disney Channels Smash hit movie musical comes to life at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center in “High School Musical, Jr.“ Troy, Gabriella and the talented students of East High sing and dance their way through issues of love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra-curricular activities. We look forward to performing this energetic and infectious show!
Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. is presented through special arrangements with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI at $10/Adults, $8/Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Ticket info. line: (334) 246-1084.

Age(s)                              Day(s)                  Date(s)                      Time                   Location
All ages                                                                                                                    JDCAC
Performances:                 FSAMR     2/28, 2/29, 3/2 & 3/5 – 3/7    6:30 p.m.
Matinee:                           SA                     2/29 & 3/7                     2 p.m.
Director: Bailey Murphy • [email protected]

Auburn Area Community Theatre Announces Open Auditions for Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike

Open auditions for two men and four women of any race or age for this award winning comedy by Christopher Durang- no experience required! Vanya and his adopted sister, Sonia, share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Unexpectedly, their movie-star sister, Masha, owner of the house, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leadingto threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who believes she can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness worries the imperious Masha. At a fancy dress party everyone’s lives begin to change.Come either day, March 2 or 3, to read from provided lines and interact with the group. Call backs March 5 by invitation and listed on website by March 4 at 3 p.m. More details and slides available at after Feb 1.

Age(s)                               Day(s)                  Date(s)                       Time                     Location
18 - 80                                                                                                                          JDCAC
Auditions:                          MT                        3/2 & 3/3                    6 - 8 p.m. 
Callbacks:                          R                          3/5                             6 - 9 p.m.
Director: Fiona Macleod • [email protected]

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) presents Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike

Vanya and his adopted sister, Sonia, live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania home where they grew up but their peace is disturbed when their movie-star sister returns home with her boy-toy, Spike, with plans to sell the old farmhouse. A weekend of rivalry and regret begin! “The show’s a ton of fun, even if you can’t tell your ‘Seagull’ from your ‘Uncle Vanya’”! –The New York Times. $12/adults, $10/students and seniors. Tickets available at

Age(s)                                Day(s)                  Date(s)                         Time                     Location
All ages                                                                                                                          JDCAC
Performances:                                                5/8, 5/9, 5/14 – 5/16     7 p.m.
                                                                        5/10 & 5/17                  2 p.m.
Director: Fiona Macleod • [email protected] • Ticket info. line - (334) 246-1084