Authentic Community Theatre is Hagerstown’s professional theatre community ensemble and arts education organization. ACT’s programming on stage at The Maryland Theatre ranges from a performance of community theatre, musicals, junior productions, team productions, to youth theatre summer camp.
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM
The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christs life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well known numbers as Superstar, I Don’t Know How to Love Him and Gethsemane. Do not miss this incredible story!
Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your school. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.
Click here for more information on ACT Performing Arts Academy and to register your student for this one-week camp.
Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage. Students will explore many styles of dance, drama and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer’s theme "Tik Tok - An Original Pop Musical". Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT’s talented instructors!
Click here for more information on ACT Performing Arts Academy and to register your student for this two-week camp.
Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! This production is brought to by the students of ACT Summer Intensive, a two-week summer camp for students grades 3-12.