If you are interested in becoming involved, please call us at 605-996-9137 with any questions or to chat about getting started. You can also visit our Facebook page at Area Community Theatre in Mitchell.


Directing is one of our more challenging, yet most rewarding, volunteer positions. For each show you are intersted in directing, please fill out the directors application below. Directors are picked by a selection committee and are approved by the full board. Never directed before? Do not worry! All new directors will be teamed with an experienced director to learn everything they need to know. Don't just be a part of the magic. Make it!


Get your director application HERE  


ACT 2017-2018 Season Line up!


Mary Poppins the Musical
July 28, 29, 30, August 4, 5, 6, 2017

Based off the beloved Disney movie, Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their parents—and in particular Mr. Banks—are insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”


The Legends of Sleepy Hollow
October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2017

Washington Irving's classic tale, The Legends of Sleepy Hollow,  comes alive on stage! In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate.


It’s a Wonderful Life
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2017

George Bailey is an everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. His guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.


Blithe Spirit
February 23, 24, 25, March 2, 3, 4, 2018

This smash comedy hit involves the  fussy, cantakerous  novelist, Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when Madame Arcati inadvertently brings back the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira. After the séance, Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. 


9 to 5 the Musical
May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2018

Based off the hit movie of the same name, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? 


**Directors have been selected for our 2017-18 plays:

Mary Poppins - Devin Carey

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - James Van Oort

It's a Wonderful Life - Fr. Andrew Thuringer

Blythe Spirit - Al Jacklin

9 to 5 - Jessica Phillips