Auburn Area Community Theatre

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Facilities
  3. Jan Dempsey Community Center

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 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

AACT Presents To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout, a young girl in a quiet Alabama town, is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother Jem are being raised by their strong-minded housekeeper, Calpurnia, and their widowed father, Atticus Finch. The children learn a grim lesson when a local trial threatens to tear their town apart. This is a dramatization of the Pulitzer Prize -winning novel by Harper Lee. Although set in 1935, the topics of tolerance and racial injustice resonated with the social upheaval of the 1960’s, and are still relevant today. The cast requires a diverse group of 12 males, 8 females, including 3 children.

Actors will have opportunities to read from the script, but may also perform a dramatic monologue if they have prepared one. This production contains racial and sexual content along with strong language. Gunshot effects will be used during the performance. This production is sponsored by the Alabama 200 Bicentennial Commission. $12/Adults, $10/Students and Seniors. The Nov. 8th performance will be a special “Pay What You Wish” ticket price. Tickets can be purchased at auburnact.org. Ticket info. line: (334) 332-0881.

Age(s)                Day(s)          Date(s)                Time             Location
12+                                                                                         JDCAC
Performances:   RFSA           11/8 – 11/11
                                               11/15 – 11/17       7 p.m.
Matinee:             SU                11/11 & 11/18      2 p.m.
Director: Richard Trammell • (706) 590-2503 • richardtrammelljr@gmail.com

AACT Jr. Performers Announce The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Auditions

“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” by Joseph Robinette is a stage adaptation of C.S Lewis’ beloved children’s book. Audition tips and the link to sign up for a time can be found at auburnact.org. Please come prepared with a monologue that is one minute or less. There are limited roles for younger actors. Callbacks are “by invitation only.”

Age(s)                     Day(s)                 Date(s)           Time            Location
12 – 18                                                                                          JDCAC
Auditions:                MT                      12/10, 11         4 – 6 p.m.
Callbacks:               R                         12/13               4 – 7 p.m.
Rehearsals:             M (read though)  12/17               4 – 6 p.m.
                                M & W                 1/2 – 2/23        4 – 6 p.m.
                                SA                       1/5 – 2/23        9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tech Rehearsals:    M & T                  2/25 – 2/26      4 – 9 p.m.
Dress Rehearsals:   W & R                 2/27 – 28         3 – 9 p.m.
Director: Cameron Carmello • (334) 663-6432 • CMC0095@auburn.edu

AACT Jr. Performers Present The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” by Joseph Robinette is a stage adaptation of C.S Lewis’ beloved children’s book. Join us for this great adventure following the Pevensie children as they explore the fantastical world of Narnia. Faced with lion’s witches, fawn and more, Peter, Lucy, Susan and Edmund must learn to work together as a family and overcome their differences to save Narnia and fulfill the prophecy. $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 ages                                                                                             TBD
Performances:         F                            3/1 & 3/8         6:30 p.m.
                                SA                          3/2 & 3/9         6:30 p.m.
                                M                            3/4                  6:30 p.m.
                                R                             3/7                  6:30 p.m.
Matinee:                  SA                           3/2 & 3/9         2 p.m.
Director: Cameron Carmello • (334) 663-6432 • CMC0095@auburn.edu