Authentic Community Theatre is Hagerstown’s professional theatre community ensemble and arts education organization. ACT’s programming on stage at The Maryland Theatre ranges from a performance of community theatre, musicals, junior productions, team productions, to youth theatre summer camp.
Click here for more information on ACT Performing Arts Academy and to register your student for this one-week camp.
Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage. Students will explore many styles of dance, drama and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer’s theme "Tik Tok - An Original Pop Musical". Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT’s talented instructors!
Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Kinky Boots is the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical. Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Billy Porter won a Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Lola.
Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized... and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world.
A heartfelt story. A surefire crowd pleaser, Kinky Boots will have audiences dancing in the aisles and discovering why, sometimes, the best way to fit in... is to stand out!
This production is rated PG-13, If you have any questions regarding the content of this production, please contact ACT Directly before purchasing your ticket.
Click here for more information on ACT Performing Arts Academy and to register your student for this two-week camp.
Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! This production is brought to by the students of ACT Summer Intensive, a two-week summer camp for students grades 3-12.