Act Out: Frankenstein Slept Here

Performances: October 27 & 28
(Friday @ 7, Saturday @ 2pm & 7pm)

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Act Out’s fall one-act production! Baroness Frankenstein has opened her castle to all those who can’t cope with the outside world, including a descendant of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a Medusa with snakes in her hair, Vampira, the Mummy, the mad Igor, a Phantom Bride and the Invisible Man. The castle belongs to an American society matron who sends monthly checks to pay for the staff she imagines is working at the castle. What to do? What else but have the creatures pose as servants. Mrs. Hoople arrives with her young niece and her husband to inspect the premises and discovers her gardener is Igor, the butler is a mummy, the cleaning woman is a vampire and the Monster is stretched out on the dining table!

 


NCTC’s Got Talent-Talent Show & Fundraiser

Performance: November 4
Doors open at 6:00pm, Performance at 7pm

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Support the Newington Children’s Theatre Company with a night of spectacular entertainment, food and raffles! A variety of Talent from area youth, ages 7-21 will take to the NCTC stage in this one-night only event, November 4, at 7pm (Doors open at 6:00pm). In addition to the outstanding entertainment, there will be a variety of light fare and raffles items from local establishments. All tickets are $20.

 


Annie Jr.

Performances: December 1-10
(Fridays @ 7, Saturdays @ 10am, 2pm & 7pm, Sundays @ 2pm)

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Little Orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

 


Act Out: A 21st Century Christmas Carol

Performances: December 15 & 16
(Friday @ 7, Saturday @ 2pm & 7pm; Special Saturday 10am performance for Scouts!)

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Act Out’s winter one-act! Eleanor Scrooge, a greedy old spinster, spends her days barking orders at her gift shop employees. Though the mall will be closed, she still wants them to work on Christmas Day! Then she’s visited by the ghost of her old boss, Mr. Marley, and a parade of zany spirits who materialize from cheesy collectible figurines. First there’s the Spirit of the Past, who loves the 1950s and takes Eleanor dancing at a bygone party. Then there’s the Spirit of Present, who takes Eleanor to the Hatchett family Christmas dinner, where Eleanor feels like she’s watching a sitcom with a nice message of forgiveness. Finally, the Spirit of Future, who takes Eleanor to her own funeral, completes her change of heart. She even forgives Tiny Tim’s fake limp!

 


A Year With Frog and Toad Kids

Performances: March 16-25
(Fridays @ 7, Saturdays @ 2pm & 7pm, Sundays @ 2pm)

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Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad Kids tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

 


Act Out: The Fairytale Network

Performances: April 20 & 21
(Friday @ 7, Saturday @ 2pm & 7pm)

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Act Out’s spring one-act production! The Fairy Tale Network is a television network that needs to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming. The three mice working as creative consultants for the studio each must come up with a story idea to pitch to their new chief, the Cat. And they need to pitch their ideas fast before they become a fancy feast! They retell the well-known tales of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but now with new, unexpected twists.


Teen Scene: 13 The Musical

Performances: May 4-12
(Fridays @ 7, Saturdays @ 2pm & 7pm and Sunday, May 6, @ 2pm)

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Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

 


Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr

Performances: June 1-10
(Fridays @ 7, Saturdays @ 2pm & 7pm, Sundays @ 2pm)

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The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.