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Why We Do What We Do

By Nick Adams My first experience with Acting Out and outdoor theatre has been a challenging one. From receiving a role I did not expect, to the many nights of long rehearsals and rainstorms. I say challenging, not in a negative way, but in the most positive way possible. I have been stretched and have…
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Be Our Guest at the Enchanted French Market

By Kirsten Bishir It’s July and final preparations are in full swing to create our magical escape to the French Countryside.  This year we are inviting you to Be Our Guest as we transform an area of Perry Farm into an enchanted French Market.  The scene is already idyllic with open grassy fields, and shaded…
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The Comfort & Freedom of Outdoors

By Helen Berdebes The theatre is a place where I have always found refuge. There is something incredible about showing up somewhere and being able to shed the day’s troubles, becoming a completely new person. I have been in many shows throughout high school and college, but this is my very first community theatre production.…
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An Audition Experience

By Lauren Rybolt For the past several years, I had the honor of playing my violin in the orchestra for Acting Out Theater Company. I planned on continuing to play for this year’s production, until it was announced that this year’s production would be Beauty and the Beast. My heart skipped a few beats, and…
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The Importance of Experiencing Stories

By: AE Sarver Last week, I took a trip to Ohio to visit my parents. It’s always nice to go home; a place of nostalgia, memories, and reminders of the stories I love. We got out the old home videos and took a trip back in time to when I was just a little girl.…
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Setting the Stage

By Julie Gindy Memorial day weekend…remembering our fallen soldiers, picnics, graduation parties and stage building! Each year for the last 7, Acting Out Theatre Co. sets up shop in a new location to create a space for our upcoming show on summer’s 1st official weekend. This year was no different as we set out to Perry Farm…
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Is Gaston the Good Guy?

By Tanner Hurt Gaston: a pompous and dim-witted “ladies man” Gaston is quite arguably one of the most iconic villains in disney history. His pompous demeanor and arrogant personality sets him apart as the guy everyone loves to hate. Like most disney musicals and movies, much of the audience knows the character’s ins and outs.…
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Acting Out Theatre Co.’s Rain Policy

We will make every effort to present the performance. In the event of rain, please retain your ticket stub. Acting Out Theatre Co. reserves the right to hold the start of a performance for a maximum of 45 minutes. In the event of rain during a performance. AOTC may interrupt the show for a maximum…
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The Magic of Costumes

Jean Roth, Acting Out Board Member, financial manager and costumer extraordinaire shares some of her behind the scenes photos of the making of Belle’s ball gown. When asked where she finds inspiration for her creations Jean stated- “Initially, I derive inspiration for creating costumes from the raw materials. Textiles, colors, textures, ribbons, thread, and even zippers…
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Lessons Learned

By Lillian Guenseth Seven years ago, I was in my first theatre production: Guys & Dolls. It was my senior year of high school and after some coaxing from a couple choir friends, I auditioned. Low and behold, I got the fun role of Miss Adelaide *sneezes*.  Little did I know, this experience would impact…
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