Fall Workshops and Classes

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.

The Great Poe-a-Thon: A Halloween Production Mondays and Thursdays August 25th-October 20th (5pm-7pm)

Adapted by David Rush
from three short stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Director: Johnna Mitchell and Courtney Loner
Grades: 3rd-9th 
Auditions: Monday August 15th & Thursday August 18th (3:00pm-7:00pm)
Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays August 25th-Oct 13th (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Tech Week: Monday-Thursday October 17th-20th (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Performances: October 21st at 7:30pm, October 22nd at 3:00pm & 7:30pm  
Tuition: $325

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

Three of Edgar Allen Poe's most terrifying tales are given fresh life in this adaptation, designed as a customizable contest perfect for any production group. Which is scariest -- the poisonous resentment of The Cask of Amontillado, the paranoid hallucinations of The Tell-Tale Heart, or the entombed madness of The Fall of the House of Usher? The audience plays judge in this chilling and atmospheric trio.

Students learn the fundamentals of acting techniques through a complete rehearsal process culminating in a fully produced production. They learn Stanislavski, Meisner, and Cohen techniques, including emotional beat work, scene scoring, and how to provide constructive criticism to their peers. During the course, students will have individual and small group coaching. 



Dance for Musical Theatre Tuesdays August 30th-November 8th (5:30pm-7:00pm)

Teacher: Johnna Mitchell 

Grades: 3rd-12th
Performance: November 8th
Tuition: $200

Students focus on performance techniques for musical theater including choreography, character development, story-telling, and creative expression, as well as learn the fundamentals of tap, jazz, musical theatre dance and ballet as used in musical theater. The class will culminate in a showcase of the dances learned.

No Class Tuesday October 18th






Take the Stage: Musical Theatre Performance Class Wednesdays August 31st-November 9th (4:30pm-6:00pm)

Teachers: Johnna Mitchell and Maggie Taylor

Grades: K-5th
Performance: November 9th 
Tuition: $225

Lively tunes, snappy scenes, a kid cabaret with heart and soul. Students are introduced to musical theater through a complete rehearsal process culminating in a fully produced production. They learn music, choreography, and acting techniques, as well as audition and rehearsal etiquette. During the course, students will have individual and small group coaching. The class will culminate in a showcase of our work.

No Class Wednesday October 19th




Elf The Musical JR

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Directed by: Johnna Mitchell
Grades: 5th-12th
Auditions:  Oct. 7, 4-7pm & Oct. 8, 10am-3pm
Rehearsals: Mon. & Thurs., Oct. 24-Nov. 10, 5-7pm
                       Sun., Nov. 6 & 13, 6-8pm
                       Mon.-Thurs., Nov. 14-Dec. 8, 5-7pm
                       (no rehearsals Nov. 18-27)
Performances:  Dec. 9-11
Tuition:  $350

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

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. 

United States of Sketch-Comedy September 24-November 5th (10AM-12:30PM)

Teacher: Brandon Browning, Ian Gibson, Liane LeMaster

Grades: 6th-12th
Performance: November 5th
Tuition: $225

No Class Oct. 8th
Class on November 5th at 3:00-5:00 p.m./Performance at 4:00 p.m.

A family-friendly Saturday Night Live, it’s the Act3 Youth Improv Troupe! Using improv games and sketch-comedy writing techniques, students will create their own variety showcase. We’ll play short-form improv games, explore character development through long-form narrative and set out to make you giggle. Improvisation. Movement. Voice. Writing.
Special Invitation to Perform at Project Improv Teen Night on Sat., 12/3 at 6pm




Project Improv Teen Night December 3rd

Grades: 6th-12th
Doors open at 6:00 pm, Pick Up at 9:00pm
$15.00/Drop-In or Pay in Advance


Want something fun to do on a Saturday night? Like hanging out with your friends and laughing your face off? Want to SEE an improv show, vote for your favorites, and then play games with the performers? If the answer to any of these is "YES", then PROJECT IMPROV is for you! All middle and high school students are welcome regardless of experience.  

Emergency Contact/Media Consent form required for all participants. 

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