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2023 - 2024 Season Overview

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this Season!

By  A.A. Milne

Adapted for the stage by Kathryn Schultz Miller
ArtReach Children’s Theatre Plays

AACT Jr. Young Performers cast of 33 will be presenting a play featuring a few of Pooh Bear’s many adventures. Led by Melanie Brown as Artistic Director, each vignette will be directed by one of our carefully selected Youth Directors. Pooh may be a bear of “Very Little Brain,” but this production with Pooh Bear and friends will have a lot of heart!

Performances: October 11-14, 2023

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The Twisted Tales of Poe, A Staged Radio Drama

Adapted from Edgar Allen Poe by Philip Grecian

AACT presents stories from Edgar Allen Poe told in the form of a staged radio drama, complete with live sound effects and music, created live, on-stage. by Foley artists, just like the hey-day of American Radio programs of the 1940s. The prisoners of Leverett Street Jail; Death Warrant Division, await their fates as three of the doomed souls tell their stories. We then enter the mind of the fourth inmate! 

Witness “The Tell–Tale Heart,”  “The Cask of Amontillado,” The Black Cat,” and of course, “The Raven,” all  come to life before your very eyes and ears!

Performances: October 28-31, 2023

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In the spirit of unity and peace, Auburn Area Community Theatre and the Kreher Preserve are bringing back their special December event for our broader Auburn community to celebrate together. At three different performance events, there will be a series of staggered and timed walking small group tours with a guide on a well-lit and easy trail through the piney woods at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. At 6-8 stations along the hour long trail, performers representing different organizations, traditions and cultures in the community, will share a song, spoken word or other performance with the tour group. Enchanting decorations, sweet treats and nature art projects round out the experience.

Performances: December 15-17, 2023

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Miss Nelson is Missing!
By Henry Allard

Adapted for the stage by Jeff Hatcher

This season AACT is creating an opportunity to take a show on the road, reaching young audiences in surrounding areas that don’t usually have access to live theatre. A teen cast will perform one weekend in Auburn and one weekend at a variety of locations.

The Traveling AACTors will bring a favorite story to life:

“Miss Nelson Is Missing!”  (written by Henry Allard and adapted by Jeff Hatcher) tells the story of a teacher that can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything — including hiring a private eye — to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back. Laughter and action for all ages are guaranteed.

Performances: February 22-24, 2024