APRIL 2023

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us this past Saturday for Cocktails & Cabaret! What a wonderful evening celebrating First Act Theatre Arts and Producing Possibilities! Your generous support of our ambassador families, the event, and our organization allowed us to exceed our goal and raise just over $138,000!

Simply put, if it wasn’t for faithful supporters and patrons like you, we wouldn’t exist. So thank you for showing up and giving generously. Your gifts are making a difference in the lives of students who desire a sense of belonging and a place to be exactly who God created them to be. Together, we are Producing Possibilities in the lives of our students, families, and our greater Kansas City community!

As we prepared for Cocktails & Cabaret, we asked our students what they love most about First Act Theatre Arts. Watch the video below to see their answers!

The Peter and the Starcatcher cast has been hard at work over the last few months rehearsing the final Premiere Series show of the season! Peter and the Starcatcher runs April 20-23 at TCH's Stage and Studio at Oak Park Mall. This is a very intimate space, so get your tickets before they're gone!

"Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love." (Courtesy of MTI)

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First Act Theatre Arts is seeking a part-time Technical Director to join our team beginning in the 2023-2024 season. Looking for a detail-oriented, flexible, experienced individual with a strong knowledge of technical and design theatre.

The Technical Director is primarily responsible for supervision and implementation of all production elements (lighting, sound, set design and construction, etc.) of all First Act Theatre Arts productions. The Technical Director ensures safe-working practices, provides guidance and support for design, build, and implementation practices, and partners with the Artistic Director to streamline production processes and strengthen efficiencies. The Technical Director also serves as the Resident Lighting Designer for all First Act Theatre Arts Productions. This position requires a strong work ethic centered on excellent organizational skills. Requires the ability to develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships and communications with all artistic parties, as well as administrative staff, board members, students, and volunteers. 

To apply, please email resume & cover letter to First Act Artistic Director Patrick Graham


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Join us on Saturday, April 29 at B&B Live Performing Arts Theatre in Shawnee as the First Act KC Dance Studio presents "Dancing Through Seasons," our annual dance recital! This year there will be TWO performances, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The Houston St. John Leadership Award Scholarship Winner will be announced at the 7:00 PM show. Tickets will go quickly, so make sure to grab yours soon. Then grab some popcorn, and watch these students showcase the skills they've learned over the past year!

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Middle School Overnight Camp: Footloose (Youth Edition)

"First Act's Middle School Camp is the perfect first overnight camp experience! They're doing what they love surrounded by a loving and supportive community."

"I look forward to Middle School Camp year round, it's my favorite week of the year!"

These are just SOME of the rave reviews of Middle School Camp. Don't miss your chance to be part of it this summer with Footloose!

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

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With over 40 students in attendance, and a whole night of exciting activities, The Crew's Lock In was a HUGE success! We are so proud of these students building community here at First Act KC.

HUGE shout out to our Crew Leaders Tricia Beaman and Caroline Lynn for all their work with this group! We can't wait to see what they do next!

April 8 - Dance Company Performance at the Heritage Center

April 16 - Acting and Voice Studio Recital

April 18 - Tuck Everlasting 2nd Parent Meeting

April 20-23 - Peter and the Starcatcher

April 21 - Adult Dance Workshop (Musical Theatre)

April 22 - Tuck Everlasting Costume Parade

April 24 - Mommy & Me

April 24 - Dance Concert Studio Pictures

April 25 - Cinderella 2nd Parent Meeting

April 29 - Dancing Through Seasons: A Dance Recital

May 6 - Dance Company Performance at NASCAR

May 6 - Cinderella Costume Parade

May 6 - MT Troupe Rehearsal

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