A new year means new possibilities, which is why our season theme,

“It’s Possible,” is so exciting as we enter 2023!

We have a jam packed lineup over the next several months! So, please make sure you are following @firstactkc on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to stay up on all things First Act Theatre Arts! Here's the rundown of the next 8 weeks. Are you ready?

Everything kicks off the week of January 9th as we jump into our Spring Class session. Registration is still open for our spring classes and you don’t want to miss out on this incredible session!

Another thing you don’t want to miss out on is early registration for our overnight Middle School Camp (Footloose: Youth Edition) and High School Camp (Big Fish) which opens on January 13th. Both camps are expected to fill up quickly!

Next, we have auditions on January 14th for the first of our spring shows and this season's play, Peter & The Starcatcher.

We also have the launch of our new Daytime Academy on January 19th for homeschool, virtual, or alternative learning students ages 5 through 5th grade. We round out January with a Stage Combat workshop on January 28th for ages 12-18.

Did you get all of that? Good, because we have more!

As we turn the corner into February we gear up with four weekends of amazing performances including all of our Winter Productions and a special public performance by our Dance Company and Musical Theatre Troupe.

Go to firstactkc.org now and grab your tickets for Into the Woods (February 2-5), The Music Man (February 16-19), and The Little Mermaid (February 23-26.) More information about the Dance Company and Musical Theatre Troupe performance on February 11th will be released soon! 

All of our amazing educational programming and productions would not be possible without you, our remarkable First Act KC community! Thank you for continuing to register for classes, audition for and perform in our shows, buy tickets to our productions, and choosing to become donors and sponsors. There is no better time than the start of a new year to let you know that YOU are why we keep doing what we do. The love, prayers, and support, especially over the last few years, is cherished and appreciated and it truly helps push us forward in what God has in store for First Act Theatre Arts and with HIM “all things are possible”! 

One last thing, can you all do me a favor? Since we have so many opportunities over the next 8 weeks to see each other in person, if you see me or any of our other amazing First Act Leadership members, can you please stop by and say “hi”. We value each of you and we look forward to catching up or getting to know you all better in this New Year!

Michelle Evans

Education Director

Learn More!

Peter & the Starcatcher Auditions

Audition Date: January 14, 4:30-8:30 PM

Callback Date: January 15, 4:30-7:30 PM

Audition & Callback Location: First Act Theatre Arts (6800 W 153rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223)

Show Dates: April 20-23

Show Location: TCH Stage & Studio At Oak Park Mall

(11167 W. 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214)

Peter & the Starcatcher Show Info and Schedule

Note: Since Peter & the Starcatcher will rehearse on Saturday evenings, students will be able to participate in Peter & the Starcatcher AND one of our other spring productions (Tuck Everlasting & Cinderella.)

Sign Up Here!

Who will take home the trophy?

Registration is open NOW for the KC Improv Tournament! Teams of 4-6 students ages 12-18 from high school, community theatre or civics group are eligible to register!

Do YOU know a local improv team that you think could take home the crown? Get them registered ASAP so they can be one of the first ten teams to claim their spot. The deadline to register is January 31st.

The KC Improv Tournament will take place July 15, 2023 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.

Register Now!

City Stage at Union Station

30 W Pershing Road,

Kansas City, MO 64108

Bell Center at MNU

2030 E College Way

Olathe, KS 66062

Goppert Theatre at Avila

11901 Wornall Road,

Kansas City, MO 64145

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Cocktails & Cabaret is quickly approaching! Watch for tickets to go on sale mid-January, and sponsorships are currently available here. Plan to be present as we Produce Possibilities! for First Act Theatre Arts and celebrate the many things that are happening in the lives of our organization and our students!  

Congratulations to our 2023 Ambassador families: the Bell family, the Bosch family, Devin & Lilly's family, the Heffner family, the Hoge family, the Marsh family, the McGinness-Wood family, the Sellers family, the Trimble family, and the Ward family!

Become a Sponsor!

January 9th - Spring Classes Begin

January 10th - Into the Woods 2nd Parent Meeting

January 14th & 15th - Peter & the Starcatcher Auditions and Callbacks

January 15th - Acting & Vocal Studio Hours

January 17th - The Music Man 2nd Parent Meeting

January 19th - Daytime Academy Begins

January 21st - Peter & the Starcatcher 1st Parent Meeting

January 27th - Adult Jazz Workshop

January 28th - Stage Combat Workshop

January 29th - Acting & Vocal Studio Hours

January 30th - Mommy & Me

January 31st - Little Mermaid 2nd Parent Meeting

February 2-5 - Into the Woods at Union Station

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