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Authentic Community Theatre

The partnership between the Maryland Theatre and Authentic Community Theatre resulted in a realization of their common mission: to bring arts opportunities to community members in Washington County. Authentic Community Theatre seeks to utilize the arts as a catalyst for social change and enhanced community cohesion. They accomplish this mission by offering educational opportunities for students to explore the creative arts and processes, as well as providing professional opportunities for local artists.


Authentic Community Theatre, Jr. presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Friday, May 14, 2021 • 7 pm
Saturday, May 15, 2021 • 7 pm

Individual tickets on sale to the general public Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11 am

From classic literature to the Academy Award-winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel’s undersea journey is a beautiful love story for the ages.  

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.



Authentic Community Theatre presents The Sound of Music

Friday, June 18, 2021 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 19, 2021 • 7:30 pm

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.


SIFTA Performing Arts Academy - Gone But Not Forgotten - A Tribute To Great Musicians
July 19-24, 2021

Individual tickets on sale to the general public Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11 am


Authentic Community Theatre presents Heathers the Musical
Friday, August 6, 2021 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 7, 2021 • 7:30 pm

Individual tickets on sale to the general public Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11 am

This show is recommended for mature audiences due to adult language and content.



Authentic Community Theatre SIFTA Summer Intensive- Frozen, Jr. 
August 9-14, 2021
Performance on Saturday, August 14, 2021 • 2 pm

Individual tickets on sale to the general public Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11 am

Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm! 
Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.



Authentic Community Theatre presents Sweeney Todd
Friday, October 22, 2021 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 • 7:30 pm

Individual tickets on sale to the general public Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11 am

Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.  

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun



Authentic Community Theatre presents Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical
Saturday, December 4, 2021 • 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021 • 3:00 pm

Individual tickets on sale to the general public Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11 am



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