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, Liane LeMaster.


Seussical KIDS Weekdays 9:30am-2:30pm, May 30-June 9

Book by Lynn Ahrens Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens Stephen Flaherty Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

Directed by Maggie Taylor
Music Director: Lyn Taylor
Choreographer: Johnna Mitchell

Grades: K-5th
Auditions: April 17, 4:30pm-7:30pm and April 19, 4:30pm- 7:30pm
Callbacks (if necessary): April 24, 4:30pm-7:30 ppm
Workshop Dates: Weekdays 9:30am-2:30pm, May 30-June 9
Performances: June 9-11
Tuition: $375

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Contact Maggie Taylor  for more information and to schedule an audition.

Bubble Boy May 22-June 16

Book by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio 
Music and Lyrics by Cinco Paul
Based on the film Bubble Boy by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio

Directed by Liane LeMaster

Ages: 15-20
Auditions: April 18, 4:00pm-10:00pm and April 19, 8:00pm-10:00pm
Callbacks (if necessary): April 23, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Workshop Dates: May 22-24, 5pm-9pm, Weekdays May 30-June 16, 3:30pm-7:30pm, (no rehearsal Monday, May 29, no rehearsals on Fridays) and Saturdays, June 3 and 10, 9am to 4pm
Performances: June 16-18
Tuition: $275

Jimmy Livingston was born without immunities and has spent his entire life confined inside a plastic bubble room. Enter Chloe, the girl next door, who becomes his friend and steals his heart. When she leaves town to get married, Jimmy travels cross-country in a homemade bubble suit in order to stop the wedding and finally tell her how he feels. Along the laugh-filled journey he deals with a crazy cult, a biker gang, a dead cow, and a controlling mother who will stop at nothing to get him back in the bubble.

Contact Liane LeMaster for more information and to schedule an audition.

Alice in Wonderland Weekdays 10:00am-2:30pm, June 12-24

adapted by Bob May
based on the novel by Lewis Carrolll

Directed by Johnna Mitchell

Grades: 3-8
Auditions: April 29, May 1
Callbacks (if necessary): May 3
Workshop Dates: Weekdays 10:00am-2:30pm, June 12-24
Performances: June 23-25
Tuition: $325

Impetuous Alice is about to turn thirteen, but she's not sure she's ready to grow up. Accompanied by her older self, Alyse, Alice embarks on a journey underground after a mysterious and familiar White Rabbit crosses their path. In this new telling of Lewis Carroll's classic story, Alice and Alyse navigate the wacky landscape of Wonderland, eventually helping Alice accept the idea of becoming a young adult.

Contact Johnna Mitchell for more information and to schedule an audition.

Legally Blonde JR Weekdays 10am to 3:00pm, July 10-21

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

Directed by Michelle Davis
Music Director: John-Michael d'Haviland
Choreogrpher: Johnna Mitchell

Grades: 6-12
Auditions: May 2, 5:00pm-8:00pm and May 6, 10:00am-5:00pm
Callbacks (if necessary): May 7, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Workshop Dates: Mon-Sat 10:00am to 3:00pm,  July 10-21
Performances: July 21-30
Tuition: $400

Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

This production will be Act3’s entry in the January 2018 Junior Theater Festival. Participation in the festival is not a requirement.

Contact Michelle Davis for more information and to schedule and audition.

ImproSportz Sundays 6:00-8:00pm Jan 22- Mar 12

Grades: 6th – 12th
Workshop Dates: Sundays 6:00-8:00pm Jan 22- Mar 12
No class 2/5 or 2/19
Performance: Mar 12th-Last Day of Class at 7:00pm

Tuition: $200

SNL for teens! Using improv games, long-form story-telling, as well as sketch-writing techniques, students will mine pop culture and current events to produce their own hilarious comedy show.