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Pippin Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Roger O. Hirson, Directed by Wendy Koeppl

Mar 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 8:00pm; Mar 7, 14, 7:30pm; Mar 10, 16, 2:00pm, 2019

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Audition: November 10 & 11, 2018, 1:00-5:00, by appointment. To Make Appointment see Auditions Page and Details for Pippin Auditions Here
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Evelyn in Purgatory
by Topher Payne, Directed by Brad Ooley

Apr, 19, 20, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 8:00pm; Apr 25, May 2, 7:30pm; Apr 28, May 4, 2:00pm, 2019

When a complaint is filed against one of the 70,000 teachers in New York’s public schools, they’re sent to a Reassignment Center, one of a series of empty offices in the Department of Education Building. There, they sit and wait for their case to be reviewed. Usually for months. Sometimes for over a year. A claim of improper behavior by a failing student lands Evelyn Reid in “the rubber room,” where she encounters a group of teachers, some guilty, some not, who have long since lost any hope of returning to a classroom. Over the course of the school year, these colleagues form an unlikely alliance, reminding each other of forgotten passions, emerging to face life outside in unexpected new directions. They also learn French and workshop a screenplay.
Auditions: February 16 & 17, 2019 2pm, BLT GreenroomBuy Tickets!
Suite Surrender
by Michael McKeever, Directed by Bradley Campbell

May, 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 8:00pm; June 6, 13, 7:30pm; June 9, 15, 2:00pm, 2019

It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance...that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
Audition: March 2 & 3, 2019, 2:00p-4:00p, BLT Greenroom
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ANNOUNCING SEASON 72 (2019-2020)

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The Neverending Story
Youth Summer Play in Partnership with Boise Parks and Recreation

Adapted by David S Craig. Based upon the novel by Michael Ende

Directed by Kim Sherman-Labrum

(Family; All Audiences)
July 19, 20, 25, 26, 7:30pm 21, 27, 2:00pm, 2019

The Story: Told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest. Atreyu, an orphan, is an unlikely choice, but he accepts and, with his horse and companion, Artax, rides to face the menace. First, he experiences the Nothing and discovers its thoughtless destruction. Then he is guided by a dream to the Swamps of Sadness where he meets Morla, the Ancient One, who reveals another solution. He must find the Childlike Empress a new name. With this new direction, Atreyu faces Ygramul the Many, befriends Falkor the Luck Dragon, and solves the riddles of the three magic gates to meet Uyulala. From her he learns that only a human child can give the Empress a new name. In despair he faces his final test—the werewolf Gmork—and returns to the Childlike Empress without a new name. However, his quest has attracted a human child. It is Bastian himself who calls out a new name for the Empress, and the story rushes to its triumphant and moving conclusion. Commissioned by Seattle Children's Theatre and Imagination Stage.
May 18, 2019

Location: Fort Boise Community Center

Auditions by Appointment see auditions page.
by: Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin, & Eric Price

Directed by Diana Holdridge

(Comedy/Mystery; Audiences 13 and up)
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 8:00pm; 12, 19, 7:30pm; 15, 21, 2:00pm.

The Story: On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end. Contains adult humor and mild violence.
Audition: July 6 & 7, 2019
by Pam Harbaugh

Directed by Wendy Koeppl

AACT New Playfest

(Comedy; Audiences 13 and up)
October 18, 19, 25, 26, 1, 2, 8:00pm; Oct 24, 31, 7:30pm; Oct 27, Nov 2, 2:00pm, 2019

The Story: Set in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Casserole revolves around Claire Wilson, a godly woman with love to spare. A normal day gets ratcheted into high gear when Claire learns that a publisher saw her recipe for "Mayonnaise Casserole" and wants to feature her in a new cookbook, The Midwest Chef.
Audition: August 17 & 18, 2019
by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon,

Directed by Cheryl Blauer

(Holiday; All Audiences)

Nov 29, 30, Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 8:00pm; Dec 5, 12, 7:30pm; Dec 1, 8, 14, 2:00pm, 2019

The Story: Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Audition: TBD
Second Samuel
by Pamela Parker

Directed by Frank White

(Drama; Audiences 13 and up)

January 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, February 1, 8:00pm; January 23 & 30, 7:30pm; January 26th & February 1, 2:00pm; 2020

The Story: It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia in a little town called Second Samuel. The folks in Second Samuel were ready things to settle down after the Great Depression, war, and presidential election. Except- this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everyone in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!
Audition: TBD
Leading Ladies
by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Wendy Koeppl

(Comedy; Audiences 13 and up)
February 28, 29, March 6, 7, 13, 14, 8:00pm; March 5 & 12, 7:30pm; March 8 & 14, 2:00pm, 2019

The Story: In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it.
Audition: January 4 & 5, 2020
These Shining Lives
by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Sarah Wright

(Drama/Comedy; Audiences 13 and up)
April 17, 18, 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8:00pm; April 23 & 30, 7:30pm; April 26 & May 2, 2:00pm, 2020

The Story: These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
Auditions: February 29 & March 1, 2020
Drowsy Chaperone
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison; Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar,

Directed by John Myers

(Musical; Audiences 13 and up)
May 29, 30, June 5, 6, 12, 13, 8:00pm; June 4, 11, 7:30pm; June 7, 13, 2:00pm, 2020

The Story: With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Audition: TBD

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