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Welcome to The A.C.T.

We are a unique non-profit cooperative theater for children and teens in grades K - 12. Our mission is to foster creativity and self-confidence in our actors as they develop and improve their skills in various areas of the performing arts.
(Grades K-8)
Come sharpen your skills with us!

The A.C.T. is excited to introduce our first workshop series. This workshop will focus on helping your child hone their audition skills in a fun and supportive environment.

During this four week series, participants will build confidence by playing theater games, learn how to prepare for auditions, and work on learning new material in large and small groups.

We will teach songs from different musicals, learn choreography, and work on acting techniques utilizing scenes from different shows.

The series will culminate in a mock audition. Each performer will have a one-on-one opportunity to go before our panel of teachers and showcase what they've learned, after which they will receive individualized, constructive feedback.

This workshop is appropriate for students in grades K-8. All experience levels are welcome.

Please register soon as space is limited.

Take the Stage Workshop:
(4 Week Series)

October 29th, 2023-November 19th, 2023

Acton Congregational Church-Youth Room
12 Concord Rd.
Acton, MA

*Fall 2023 auditions for A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr. have been postponed. We will try to run this show again in the Fall of 2024 in the hopes of meeting the 45+ cast requirement .
Book by: Jenny Laird and Will Osbourne
Lyrics by: Randy Courts and Will Osbourne
Music by: Randy Courts
Based upon Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time
By Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR.

is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by

Music Theatre International, New York, NY

(212) 541-4684

(Grades K-12)
Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR. is an adaptation of book #44 of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to Victorian London in this holiday-themed story, where they learn the importance of charity and kindness through their friendship with legendary author, Charles Dickens.

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they meet the famous, well-off author, Charles Dickens, who has a severe case of writer’s block. Jack and Annie also witness the hardships faced by the poor, and their efforts to help only land them in prison.  Mr. Dickens rescues Jack and Annie, and they, in turn, help him escape the sad memories that haunt him. In the process, they inspire Mr. Dickens to write one of the greatest holiday stories of all time.
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Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres

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Consortium of Boston Area Children's Theaters