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ACT continues to grow and change, increasing and strengthening its presence as a home for bold, provocative voices in theatre, and challenging audiences with works both old and new. In 2015, ACT celebrated its 50th anniversary and its 40th year of A Christmas Carol.


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First Date (2012)
Ever been on a date and wondered what the other person was thinking? This new musical comedy lets you peer inside the nervous and busy minds of two would-be lovebirds. Soho artist Casey and Wall Street trader Aaron are on that all-important first date. How can they know if they’re right for each other when old boyfriends, ex-fiancées, assorted friends, relatives, and even the waiter keep offering unsolicited advice? This relationship may just have a chance — if only they can get their inner voices to shut up! Produced in partnership with The 5th Avenue Theatre.
About the Play
Written By: Michael Weiner - Music and Lyrics
Austin Winsberg - Book
Alan Zachary - Music and Lyrics
On Broadway: IBDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
World Premiere
Run Dates: 3/10/2012 - 5/20/2012
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Bill Berry
Cast: Greg McCormick Allen - Man #3 (Waiter et al.)
Eric Ankrim - Aaron
Danielle Barnum - Understudy
Jared Michael Brown - Understudy
Richard Gray - Man #3 (Waiter et al.)
Benjamin Harris - Man #2 (Reggie et al.)
Kelly Karbacz - Casey
Vicki Noon - Woman #2 ( Allison et al.); Understudy
Brandon O'Neill - Man #1 (Gabe et al.)
Billie Wildrick - Woman #1 (Lauren et al.)
Music: Dwight Beckmeyer - Keyboard II
Greg Fulton - Guitars
Dave Long - Reeds
Chris Monroe - Drums; Percussion
R.J. Tancioco - Keyboard
Behind the Scenes: Dominick Amendum - Music Supervision; Musical Arrangements
David Armstrong - Executive Producer - The 5th Avenue Theatre; Artistic Director, The 5th Avenue Theatre
Danielle Barnum - Dance Captain
Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Alex Berry - Lighting Designer
Bill Berry - Producing Director - The 5th Avenue Theatre
Whitney Breite - Assistant Stage Manager
Emily Butzi - Stage Management Intern
Bryan Crook - Keyboard Programming
August Eriksmoen - Orchestrations
Bernadine C. Griffin - Managing Director, The 5th Avenue Theatre
Kai Harada - Sound Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Associate Sound Designer
Frances Kenny - Costume Designer
Michael John Lauckner - Music Assistant
Tess Malone - Assistant Lighting Designer
Michael B. Paul - Stage Manager
Amelia Pipher - Music Apprentice
Josh Prince - Musical Staging
Chris Ranney - Music Apprentice
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Matthew Smucker - Set Designer
R.J. Tancioco - Associate Music Director; Conductor
Jessi Wasson - Production Assistant
Billie Wildrick - Assistant Director
The Pitmen Painters (2012)
Who is allowed to be an artist? Can art only be appreciated by the elite? From the acclaimed writer of Billy Elliot comes the real-life story of a close-knit group of northern English miners whose lives are transformed when they unexpectedly discover their own artistic potential. Funny, gritty, and moving, The Pitmen Painters is both a thought-provoking exploration of the politics of art and an uplifting celebration of the creative impulse in us all.
About the Play
Written By: Lee Hall
On Broadway: IBDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 4/20/2012 - 5/20/2012
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Kurt Beattie
Cast: Daniel Brockley - Young Lad; Ben Nicholson
Christine Marie Brown - Susan Parks
Frank Lawler - Robert Lyon
Charles Leggett - George Brown
Jason Marr - Oliver Kilbourn
Joseph P. McCarthy - Jimmy Floyd
Morgan Rowe - Helen Sutherland
R. Hamilton Wright - Harry Wilson
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Chris Frickland - Assistant Lighting Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Catherine Hunt - Costume Designer
Lara Kaminsky - Associate Designer for Media
Alyssa Keene - Dialect Coach
Jane Richlovski - Visual Arts Coach; Consultant
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Carey Wong - Scenic Designer
Verhanika Wood - Production Assistant
Ben Zamora - Lighting Designer
One Slight Hitch (2012)
Life in suburban Cincinnati circa 1981 is good for Doc and Delia Coleman on the morning they plan to throw their eldest daughter the lavish wedding they never had, until her ex shows up and begins to wreak glorious havoc on all of their plans. A zany, door-slamming farce from seriously funny man Black, One Slight Hitch delivers a riotous and strangely romantic ride through the deconstruction of one family's equilibrium.
About the Play
Written By: Lewis Black
About the Production
Run Dates: 6/8/2012 - 7/8/2012
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Joe Grifasi
Cast: Katherine Grant-Suttie - P.B. Coleman
Marianne Owen - Delia Coleman
Kirsten Potter - Melanie Coleman
Kimberly Sustad - Courtney Coleman
Shawn Telford - Ryan
John Ulman - Harper
R. Hamilton Wright - Doc Coleman
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Robert A. Dahlstrom - Scenic Designer
Ruth Eitemiller - Production Assistant
Susan Hilferty - Costume Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Catherine Hunt - Costume Designer
Rick Paulsen - Lighting Designer
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
JR Welden - Stage Manager
The Pinter Festival (2012)
A pinnacle experience from ACT's acclaimed Pinter Fortnightly series, The Pinter Festival will take over ACT for more than a month, with plays, readings, films, discussions, and other celebrations of the influential and outspoken British writer. Anchoring the Festival are the full productions of four Pinter plays, including The Dumb Waiter and Celebration (both plays will be performed back to back, separated by an intermission) as well as No Man's Land and Old Times.
About the Play
Written By: Harold Pinter
About the Production
Run Dates: 7/20/2012 - 8/26/2012
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Penelope Cherns
John Langs
Victor Pappas
Cast: Anne Allgood - Prue; Anna
Julie Briskman - Julie
Cheyenne Casebier - Sonia; Kate
Frank Corrado - Lambert; Hirst
Peter Crook - Richard; Briggs
Jeffrey Fracé - Russell; Deeley
Benjamin Harris - Fostert; Waitstaff
Darragh Kennan - Gus; The Waiter
Charles Leggett - Ben; Waitstaff
Randy Moore - Matt; Spooner
Mariel Neto - Suki
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Frank Corrado - Producer
Robert A. Dahlstrom - Scenic Designer
Sarah Nash Gates - Costume Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Alyssa Keene - Dialect Coach
Rick Paulsen - Lighting Designer
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Verhanika Wood - Production Assistant
Erin B. Zatloka - Stage Manager
Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam (2012)
A Vietnamese boy journeys with his mother from the fall of Saigon to a Viet Cong re-education camp in the jungle, then to a refugee camp in Thailand, and, finally, to America. But in the New World he faces a turbulent passage to manhood shaped by his estranged father and by his own estrangement in the land of snow, hip-hop, urban gangs, and clashing cultures. A riveting immigrant drama that vividly depicts what it's like to become American while you're haunted by the ghosts of Viet Nam.
About the Play
Written By: Robert Egan
Trieu Tran
About the Production
World Premiere
Run Dates: 9/7/2012 - 10/7/2012
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Robert Egan
Cast: Trieu Tran - self
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Ruth Eitemiller - Production Assistant
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Lara Kaminsky - Associate Designer for Media
Rick Paulsen - Lighting Designer
Rose Pederson - Costume Designer
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
JR Welden - Stage Manager
Carey Wong - Scenic Designer
Ramayana (2012)
Romance! Action! Suspense! Come along for the ride as we bring one of South and South East Asia's greatest and most beloved epics to life. Ramayana tells the engrossing story of Rama, a young hero on a quest to rescue his beautiful wife from an evil king. Like all great stories, it delivers riveting entertainment while posing essential questions about the human condition. Perfect for the whole family, sumptuously staged with vivid costumes, fantastical sets, and re-imagined environments, Ramayana is an eye-popping roller coaster of a show of mythical proportions – and unlike anything you've ever seen in Seattle!
About the Play
About the Production
World Premiere
Run Dates: 10/12/2012 - 11/11/2012
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Kurt Beattie
Sheila Daniels
Cast: Anne Allgood - Kausalya; Soorpanaka; Trijata
Cheyenne Casebier - Kaikeyi; Mithila; Indrajit
Khanh Doan - Sita; Manthara
John Farrage - Viswamithra; Ravana
Jim Gall - Dasartha; Mareecha; Vali
Tim Gouran - Lakshmana
Todd Jefferson Moore - Janaka; Court Attendant; Sugreeva
Brandon O'Neill - Vasishta; Hanuman
Tikka Sears - Ensemble
Richard Nguyen Sloniker - Vibishna; Indra
Ray Tagavilla - Bharata
Rafael Untalan - Rama
Akhi Vadari - Ensemble
Belle Wolf - Ensemble
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Melanie Taylor Burgess - Costume and Mask Designer
Greg Carter - Puppet Designer
Mary Louise Geiger - Lighting Designer
Melissa Y. Hamasaki - Assistant Stage Manager
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Brendan Patrick Hogan - Sound Designer
Robert Macdougall - Fight Choreographer
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi - Executive Director
Dante Olivia Smith - Assistant Lighting Designer
Matthew Smucker - Scenic Designer
Maureen Whiting - Choreographer