Summer Workshop Productions

Act3 Arts Academy offers year-round classes, workshops, and performance opportunities for students K-high school. We strive to inspire a life-long love of theater and to provide aspiring young artists the confidence to make creative choices and express their opinions in ways that foster unity and collaboration.

 Our alumni have gone on to perform on Broadway, in national tours, and locally at The Alliance Theater, The Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Six Flags, and more!  Act3 students have been honored with multiple acting awards at the Junior Theater Festival.  

For more information regarding the academy, contact our Director of Education, Johnna Mitchell.


Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS Monday-Friday, May 28-June 7 (10:00am-2:00pm)

Music by Richard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman Terry Gilkyson
Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman Terry Gilkyson
Additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Book adapted by Marcy Heisler
Music adapted by Bryan Louiselle
Music arranged by Bryan Louiselle

Directed by Maggie Allyn
Music Directed by Lyn Taylor
Choreographed by Johnna Barrett Mitchell

Auditions: Saturday, April 13
Grades: K-5
Tuition: $375
Workshop Dates: Monday-Friday, May 28-June 7 (10:00am-2:00pm) 
No Rehearsal May 27
Performances: June 7 and 8 at 7pm, June 9 at 3pm

Please email Maggie Allyn for more information and to schedule an audition.

Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

The Phantom Tollbooth Monday-Friday, June 17-June 28 (9:30am-2:00pm)

by Norton Juster, Susan Nanus

Directed by Vicki Chase and Stephen DeVillers

Auditions: Saturday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 23
Grades: 3-8
Tuition: $350
Workshop Dates: Monday-Friday, June 17-June 28 (9:30am-2:00pm)
Performances: June 28 and 29 at 7:30pm, June 30 at 3pm

Please email Vicki Chase for more information and to schedule an audition.

A stage version of the beloved book, discover Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom, where he’s forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician, whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the princesses. When he must return home, Milo’s sorry to leave his friends – but enriched by his experience, he realizes his attitude toward learning will never be the same.

Godspell JR Monday-Saturday, July 8-19 (10:00am-3:00pm)

Book by John Michael Tebelak
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Music by Stephen Schwartz
Based on "The Gospel According to St. Matthew."

Directed by Johnna Mitchell and Stephen DeVillers
Music Directed by John-Michael d’Haviland

Auditions: Saturday, May 4 and Monday, May 6
Grades: 6-12
Tuition: $400
Workshop Dates: Monday-Saturday, July 8-19 (10:00am-3:00pm)
Performances: July 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30pm, July 21 and 27 at 3pm

Please email Johnna Barrett Mitchell for more information and to schedule an audition.

The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, that took the world by storm. A group of disciples help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

This production will be Act3’s entry in the January 2020 Junior Theater Festival. Participation in the festival is not a requirement.

Willy Wonka June 14-23

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Based on the book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.

Director: Johnna Barrett Mitchell
Music Director: Gamble

Act3 is holding auditions for youth roles in our joint Adult/Youth production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka - Theatre Young Audiences this summer! There is no fee for youth actors to participate in this production.

Grades: 3-12

Auditions: April 16 & 17 (by appointment only, 5pm-8pm)
Rehearsals: May 7 - June 6 (Mon-Thurs 6pm - 9pm, Sat 1pm-5pm)
Mandatory Tech Week: June 10-13
Performances: June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

Email for more information and to schedule an audition.

All actors should prepare two contrasting musical excerpts. Please read the repertoire guidelines carefully:

You may pick both excerpts from the list below, or you may pick one from the list and one from your own repertoire. An excerpt not from the list should be a 16-bar cut (30-45 seconds) in the style of the show, and the actor may bring either an accompaniment track or piano sheet music for the accompanist. No a cappella/unaccompanied auditions, please.

One excerpt MUST come from this list! All materials for these selections are provided for you at (sheet music marked with the audition cut, a track with vocals for practicing/learning, and an accompaniment track for use in the audition.) These are all from the TYA version of Willy Wonka.

Cheer Up, Charlie
Chew It
Golden Age of Chocolate
I Eat More
I See it All on TV
I Want it Now
Oompa Loompa 4
Think Positive