ACT hosts a number of children's events and workshop. If you or your child wishes to take part, please see below for info on how or call 605-996-9137 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm. Monday hours vary.
Summer Children's Theatre with ACT
We are very proud of the development and evolution of this program. It has become an all-student-produced play! Students in grades1-8 are welcome to participate as actors, and high school age volunteers are invited to apply to become directors. Students are taught the basics of putting on a production. Rehearsals begin in May and run each day 1pm-3:30pm. Two performances take place in June for parents, friends, family and others to enjoy everyone's hard work!
This program is free for all ages.
2018 Rehearsal Dates: Tuesday May 29th thru Friday June 22nd (1-3:30)
2018 Performance Dates: Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, at 7:30
2018 Production: Forgiven, A Fairy Tale, By Brian D. Taylor
Parks N Rec Children's Theatre
2018 Rehearsal Dates: Tuesday May 29th thru Friday June 29th (9:30-noon)
2018 Performance Dates: Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30, 7:30PM
2018 Production: The Legend of Mulan, Adapted by Kathryn M Schultz Miller
Fee: Please contact Mitchell Parks and Rec. Department for details (605) 995-8450
This is a week long workshop available for children in grads K-8. Dakota Players, and outreach of the Black Hills Playhouse, will guide the young talent of Mitchell through a fun-filled, motivating week of theatre magic. Auditions are on Monday, rehearsals are each night for the rest of the week, with performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Children are taught the basics in all aspects of theatre. This program is free of charge to participants.
Production: The Bard of Ballyfiddle
Jan 2018 Rehearsal Dates: Jan 29-Feb 3.
Auditions will be held Monday, Jan. 29th from 4-6pm, 6:30-8:30pm at ACT.
2018 Performance Dates: Friday, Feb. 2, Saturday, Feb. 3 - 7:30 PM, Gen. Admission-$8
Children in Season Plays
Occasionally one or two of our season plays call for child actors. When this occurs, audition advertisements outline the need for children. If you or your child is interested in being in a play, please watch for audition announcements on our website, our electronic sign, Facebook, or in the Daily Republic. Audition announcements will contain audition requirements (prepared songs, dialoge, dance number). Usually an audition for a season play consists of a cold reading (reading an excert from the script), a small exercise, and a quick song (Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star if not specified) for a musical audition.
2018-19 children's plays: Beauty and the Beast, Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus