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“To Morrow” – Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger

Molly Rhode has been seen on our stages in FALLEN ANGELS, THE CLOCKMAKER and UnSILENT NIGHT, while Chase Stoeger appeared in the unforgettable GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE. Sing along with Molly and Chase on this classic folk song!

2020-2021 Season

There’s no denying that our lives and our world have changed a lot recently. However, we are confident that recognizable daily life will return and that live performance will hold an even higher esteem among you, our loyal patrons, who have cherished and supported Next Act’s work for years or decades. Our 2020-21 season focuses […]

Marti’s Magnificent Meal

Most recently, Marti Gobel directed BLOOD AT THE ROOT, and will direct PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE in our 2020-21 season. Audiences may recognize her from PERFECT MENDACITY, NO CHILD…, TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES 1992 and THE TAMING. Cook along with Marti as she makes a magnificent meal of beef shortribs and vegetable pad thai! Get the recipe here too.

Layered Realities

Layered Realities The Art of Jean Dexter Sobon By Bill Toth, volunteer gallery curator As depicted in the play 9 CIRCLES, the search for truth and justice is a many layered pursuit, often influenced by the searcher’s perspective as much as an objective reality. In a court, the desired outcome is a verdict; a conclusion; […]

Our Production Partner

Our Production Partner By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director During the planning process for 9 CIRCLES, we reached out to a unique, local arts organization called Feast of Crispian (FoC)*. Their mission is dedicated to working with veterans of military service and as such, has been an indispensable community partner, helping us understand circumstances and […]

The Carnival’s Coming to Town!

The Carnival’s Coming to Town! By Jane Flieller, Development Director Step right up … and help the company that puts on the greatest show(s) on earth!! I am very excited to announce our annual fundraising event, Bravo, Next Act, 2020! will be held on Thursday, April 30th. Join us as we pull out all the […]

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.