Hello First Act KC family,

As we finish up our current season and look forward to a new season, I would like to take a moment to appreciate and celebrate those who have led and served on the First Act Theatre Arts Board of Trustees. Thank you, outgoing Board President, Jerry Lynch, for your leadership and dedication to the organization, and Will Easley, alum and board member who provided valuable input during the CYT to First Act KC transition. You will both be missed on the board, but we look forward to seeing you at First Act productions in the fall. Remember - once a member of the First Act KC family, always a member!

As I step into the role of new Board President, I am filled with excitement and optimism for the future of First Act Theatre Arts. I would also like to welcome new board members Cynthia Liggett and Michelle Wood. Both bring valuable skills and passion for the organization and I look forward to working with all board members to provide governance and support to First Act KC as we Dream Big in ‘23-’24!

Don’t forget, fall class registration is open now and classes begin Aug. 21st! 

Dream Big!

Ellen Breth

Board President

Fall Class registration is in full swing! First Act KC offers classes for students of every availability level, so explore our offerings now!

Trimester Classes: offered during the fall, winter, and spring sessions following our production seasons. Classes will be from 6:00-7:30 on Mondays and Thursdays at off site locations in the KC area.

  • Discovery Theatre - Ages 5-7
  • Intro to Improv and Sketch Comedy - Ages 8-11
  • Intro Group Voice - Ages 8-11
  • Audition and Callback Techniques - Ages 12-18

Semester Studio: offered for the fall and spring session for 14 weeks each. Our three studios will offer classes which vary in length and classroom style, hosted at the First Act KC office or offsite.

  • Acting Studio: Private Acting & Studio Hour - Ages 12-18 - Limited Spaces Remain
  • Dance Studio: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Swing, Modern, and More - Ages 5-18
  • Vocal Studio: Private Voice & Studio Hour - Ages 12-18 - Limited Spaces Remain
  • Vocal Audition Rep - Ages 12-18

Daytime Academy: offered in the fall and spring for 10 weeks each. Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 AM at the First Act KC Studio.

  • Discovery Theatre - Ages 5-10
  • Intro to Improv and Sketch Comedy - Ages 10-14

To learn more about all our class offerings, explore our 23-24 Education Handbook.

Register Now!

Unified Auditions:

Friday, August 25, 4-9PM


Saturday, August 26,



First Act Studios

6800 W 153rd St.

Overland Park, KS 66223


Bell Center @ MNU

2030 E College Way

Olathe, KS 66062

Show Info & Schedule

Unified Auditions:

Friday, August 25, 4-9PM


Saturday, August 26,



Lenexa United Methodist

9138 Caenen Lake Rd

Lenexa, KS 66215


Bell Center @ MNU

2030 E College Way

Olathe, KS 66062

Show Info & Schedule

Harvey Auditions:

Thursday, August 31, 4-6PM


Thursday, August 31



Red Bridge UMC

636 E117th St.

KCMO 64131


Frantze Family Black Box Theatre @ Avila

11901 Wornall Road

KCMO 64145

Show Info & Schedule

Unified Auditions Sign Up
Harvey Auditions Sign Up

Join us this Saturday, August 5th for MT Troupe Auditions!

Students ages 10-18 are eligible to audition for this select group who represent First Act Theatre Arts out in the community and at specialized performances.

For MT Troupe's second year, they will be performing at local festivals, Worlds of Fun, and travelling to Chicago to attend workshops, perform on a main stage and see a touring Broadway show!

Sign Up Now!

It's time to apply for The Crew! The First Act KC Crew is a leadership group made up of up to 20 high school students with a desire to contribute to our organization and the KC community by serving and planning community events and fundraisers.

Applications are due next Friday, August 11th at 11:59 PM, no exceptions!

Learn more:

Questions? Email

Apply Here!

Thank you again to everyone who gave, shared our posts on social media, and asked others to give! Because of this incredible community, we were able to raise $10,400 for our scholarship fund! We are so thankful, and cannot wait to see all the incredible ways we are able to pay it forward. Our first Giving Day was a HUGE SUCCESS!

August 5 - MT Troupe Auditions

August 19 - MT Troupe Rehearsal

August 21 - Fall Classes Begin

August 25 - Unified Auditions

August 26 - Hello Dolly & A Christmas Story Callbacks

August 27 - Acting & Voice Studio Hours

August 28 - Mommy & Me

August 29 - Hello Dolly & A Christmas Story First Rehearsal

August 31 - Daytime Academy Begins

August 31 - Harvey Auditions & Callbacks

September 4 - Labor Day

September 5 - Hello Dolly 1st Parent Meeting

September 8 - A Christmas Story 1st Parent Meeting

September 9 - Ballet Workshop

September 9 - Harvey Parent Meeting

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