OUR 2019-2020 SEASON

Broadway Bound
by Neil Simon
directed by Jess Pervier-Brown
August 23 - September 8, 2019

Our 66th season opens with a tribute to the late, great, cherished American playwright, Neil Simon. Part three of his acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents’ break-up and eventual divorce. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs.

Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams
by Patrick Gleeson and Alexandra Spencer-Jones
directed by David Block
October 11 - November 3, 2019

This fall, feast your eyes on an award-nominated new musical about love, loss, bonbons, and taxidermy. Constance and Sinestra live with their Mad Dad on the edge of a cliff in a ruined house that they never leave. When Hereford the neighbor boy appears, their lives are turned upside down and the world outside seems closer than ever. A heartbreaking and twisted musical gothic fairytale suitable for ages 12 and up.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
directed by Matt Fernandez
November 29 - December 22, 2019
ACT presents a brand new production of last year's hilarious holiday hit! In this classic Christmas comedy, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem—and the laughs—when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head-on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling children’s novel and is fun for audience members of all ages.

Always... Patsy Cline
by Ted Swindley
directed by Matt Fernandez
February 14 - March 1, 2020

ACT is proud to present the second musical of our 66th season, a tribute to legendary country singer Patsy Cline and her unlikely friendship with Louise Seger, a Houston homemaker and Patsy's biggest fan. This heartfelt revue includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams," and "Walking After Midnight." Longtime lovers of Patsy and new fans will all appreciate the show's deep emotional performances, live music, and down-home country humor.

Unnecessary Farce
by Paul Slade Smith
directed by Alexis Sheeder
April 24 - May 17, 2020

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Our 66th season concludes with a madcap farce recommended for teens and adults.