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Be Transported to the West Side…

By Ryan Schultz AOTC always seems to find the right show at the right time.  Of course, there is always something to celebrate and this year is no exception.  I like to think it a happy accident that we decided to prepare West Side Story mere weeks before the 100th birthday of its composer, Leonard…
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Embarking on Staging a Story

By Shannon Woodruff As the New Year dawns, I find myself starting the process of directing the stage action for “West Side Story” this coming summer.  In my private moments I find I’m second guessing myself. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!)  I ask questions like, “Am I capable of…
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Picture This 2017

We say good-bye to 2017 with a look back…Happy New Year to you all! “Movin’ on up” We moved our shoppe to the 2nd floor of Peddinghaus…. BBCHS Robotics teams lent a very needed hand! Our staff assembled and ready for duty! Audition time! Beauty and the Beast dance workshop. Our check-in table! Read-thru with…
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Warm Holiday Wishes

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holidays from the Acting Out Theatre Co. family! I like to imagine she is pointing and telling him,  “put i the ornament right there” Here are a few images of Acting Out Holiday cards from years gone by… 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011  

Location, Location Location…and a Staff!

Well here it is, our 2018 West Side Story location! We will construct our stage behind the building at 111 East Court Street in Kankakee. We are very excited and just LOVE the look!! A big thanks to Marty McNab,  Andy Wheeler and Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong. AND….we have gathered a fantastic staff to make it…
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You Say it’s Your Birthday!

Our 1st year we had a smash cake of course!! And then the cake tradition just continued, because who doesn’t like cake! We celebrated with our opening night of our 1st It’s a Wonderful Life! The “cat was out of the bag” on this cake! Our actors seem to like to eat their own face!…
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If You “Need a Little Christmas”

This is our off year for It’s a Wonderful Life. You may find yourselves, like us, needing a little Christmas! (We Need a Little Christmas) Here are some holiday happenings in our community and beyond! Now thru January 6, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!  One of our favorites!! For 16 years, the American Blues Ensemble…
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Finding the Happy in the Holidays

What is it about the holiday season that warms your soul? Is it a childhood memory, a family tradition, the opportunity to see your loved ones, the winter weather drawing you to snuggle by the fireplace, the sparkle of the lights on Christmas trees throughout the neighborhood, or is it the magic and wonder the…
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New to the Acting Out Board

By Diane Marcukaitis I was born and raised in Bourbonnais and have lived here all of my life! I’ve been married to Brad for 24 years and we have 2 children, Jake and Olivia! We have 4 grandchildren and enjoy spending time with them! Brad and I like to bike ride and spend time with…
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I’m a Fall Fiend

By Sharon Richardson You know all the people that went nuts the day after Halloween with all their Christmas giddiness?  That’s me the weekend before Labor Day.  So yeah.  August.  Fall decorations are out, pumpkin spice coffee is brewing, and there are mums on the front porch. It gives me a snuggly feeling inside with…
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