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Standing By to Lend a Hand

It’s almost an hour until performance time and there are already people bustling about in the theatre lobby. They are volunteer ushers, signing in, donning their badges, meeting with the House Manager, sharing information and prepping programs for the soon-to-arrive audience.

New Year, New Plans

Next Act is already looking forward to our summer education plans! In the hopes of increasing enrollment, we’ve adjusted programming to accommodate the very busy lives of our students: the Next Actors program will be shortened by a week, and an additional two-week opportunity will be added to the end of the summer in our new Special Skill Development program. I’m excited to tell you all about it!

30 Never Looked (or Sounded) So Good

As we find ourselves in the midst of our 30th anniversary season and reflecting over the 112 mainstage shows we’ve produced, we asked you about your relationship with Next Act Theatre. What first brought you here? How long have you been a patron? What keeps you coming back?

Did You Know?

I’ll admit, this play is tricky to write about. Adam Bock’s A SMALL FIRE is a gentle, quiet and, ultimately, deeply moving expression of what it means to be alive. Exactly; a simple story about … everything.

Why A SMALL FIRE?

I’ll admit, this play is tricky to write about. Adam Bock’s A SMALL FIRE is a gentle, quiet and, ultimately, deeply moving expression of what it means to be alive. Exactly; a simple story about … everything.

Teaching Shakespeare’s Language

My goal as a teacher is to give high school students a positive experience with the Bard, one they’ll hopefully remember fondly enough to buy a ticket to a play, put a Shakespeare movie on their Netflix cue, or audition for a role at school.

Join the Clean Plate Club!

Next Act Theatre is teaming up with the Hunger Task Force this holiday season, and we need your help! When you come down to Next Act to see LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, we encourage you to bring a couple cans of low-sodium vegetables for our food drive.

Who Will Buy This Wonderful Feeling?

Who really wants another fruitcake? Ugly sweater?? Talking doorknob??? How about the perfect gift? The one that can be kept forever? An experience they’ll never forget! Consider giving the gift of live theatre!

Did you know…

The popularity of Your Show of Shows is said to have impacted the attendance at Broadway productions on Saturday nights. Check out more trivia of the real-life writers behind LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR.

The Geniuses of Your Show of Shows

It was the early 50s. The Cold War was gaining in intensity. Writers and performers were blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. But on Saturday nights, America tuned in to the phenomenally popular Your Show of Shows. America needed laughter, and on Saturday nights, we got what we needed.