Theatre’s 2011-2012 Season
Theatre Department at the Academy for the Performing Arts in Huntington Beach is
gearing up for our biggest season ever.
This is our first full year with our Black Box Theatre as a performance
open our season in the Black Box with the horror classic Night
of the Living Dead live on stage on October 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm.
Based on the George Romero iconic film
Zombies have been reanimated and are in a relentless pursuit of human
flesh to devour. Seven people
have taken refuge in an isolated farm house.
Will they survive? If they
don’t who will the zombies come after next?
Alexis Karol directs this show that is sure to sell out.
Rotenberry directs our fall main stage production of Ken Ludwig’s
hysterical comedy Leading Ladies. Two
English actors find themselves down on their luck in Pennsylvania when they read
about a dying dowager searching for
two long lost British heirs to leave millions.
Jack and Leo decide to pretend to be the missing nephews only to find
that they are actually nieces. As
two very odd women show up at the mansion romantic entanglements and scrambled
Shakespeare ensue leading up to a fractured version of Twelfth Night. There
will be four performances in the historic Huntington Beach High School
auditorium on November 17-20, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and
Sunday at 2:00.
of the more unique scripts of the year is Jay Hopkins and John Hunter’s The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less coming
to the Black Box Theatre December 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm.
In a fast paced, silly retelling of the legends of the Greek Gods and
mortals volumes of stories are compacted into a short, easy to understand
retelling featuring our Actors Rep company.
the success of last year’s Steffy and
Cindi’s Sweet Sixteen Robert Rotenberry has written another audience
participation comedy for Actors Rep, The
Miss Marvelous Murders. Chris
Carmichael, former child star of the Barney
Jones, Boy Detective TV show is hosting the finals of the Miss Marvelous
beauty pageant. Not long after the
talent portion one of the contestants is murdered Chris is pushing the event on
as he really needs his paycheck. When
two more murders happen he uses his skills from the big acting role to solve the
crime with the help of the audience. He
finally polls the audience and whichever suspect gets the most votes is the
killer in one of the five possible endings to the show.
The show will be performed twice in the Black Box, at 7:30 pm on Monday
and Tuesday, February 21 and 22 before the show goes on tour with multiple casts
including alumni actors who will be part of our Encore Actors Rep.
second main stage play will be Thornton Wilder’s American classic, Our
Town. In this Pulitzer Prize
winning drama the stage manager takes us to Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire in
1901 to witness the love story of George Gibbs and Emily Webb who go from
neighbor school mates to married parents. The
universality of the play raises the question, “do human beings ever realize
life while they live it—every minute?” Performances
will be April 26-29, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday
Dramatic Production includes students who are playwrights who create original
scripts and our directors who take the plays from page to stage.
For the fifteen year we present two festivals, The Ten Minute Play
Festival on Saturday January 21 at 1:30 and 3:30 and The One Act Play Festival
on Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.
These world premiere scripts have included everything from drama and
comedy to musicals and a myriad of alternative styles.
we are offering three acting showcases to give our actors an opportunity to
present their skills to an audience, all in the Black Box.
Taking The Stage features our
beginning acting students doing improvisation and monologues on December 1 at
7:30 pm. An Evening of Inge features our Acting Styles class performing from
the works of playwright William Inge on January 10 at 7:30 pm.
Our season ends with Acting Up, a showcase featuring all of our acting students
performing their favorite scene or monologue from class or a production this
year. This sell out evening performs
on May 24 at 7:30 pm.
Auditions | Workshops | Drama Instruction | Playwrights/Scripts | Vendors | Links | Advertising | About Us