It's officially fall, which means we are just over a month away from kicking off our 2023-2024 season. This season we're inviting you to DREAM BIG and join us for 9 exciting shows. There is truly something for everyone this season. Whether you are a fan of the big showy classics like Hello, Dolly or enjoy the underwater rock n' roll vibes of Spongebob, you're sure to find a new favorite show this season!

Our fall features three shows that you are definitely familiar with from the big screen. We begin with the classic Jerry Herman musical, Hello, Dolly! (November 2-5). Get ready to laugh and cry as this talented cast of 35 wows you with show-stopping production numbers and a heartfelt story. The next weekend (November 9-12), relive all your favorite moments from the classic holiday movie turned musical, A Christmas Story. This cast features some of the most talented kids you've ever seen recreating all your favorite moments from the movie...Red-Ryder BB Gun and Leg Lamp included! Our fall ends with the Pulitzer-prize winning play Harvey (December 15-17). Join us at the brand new Avila Black Box as this cast of 11 presents one of the classics of American comedy.

Winter and Spring are sure to be just as exciting. Auditions for our Winter shows (Tarzan, Junie B. Jones, and Merrily We Roll Along) will take place on December 1, 2023 and auditions for our Spring shows (Legally Blonde, Jr.Matilda, and The Spongebob Musical) will take place on March 8, 2024. Throughout all our shows, characters take chances, try something new, and dream big! We hope you will do the same - whether you're a dedicated audience member seeing a show you never thought you'd like for the first time, or a student taking advantage of our Unified Auditions and auditioning for multiple shows at once, First Act KC continues to be a safe place for trying new things, learning new skills, and developing lifelong community. 

See you at MNU in November!

Patrick Graham

Artistic Director

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Our winter trimester is right around the corner! Registration for these classes opens on Sunday, October 15th!

Mondays from 6:00-7:30 at Evangel Church in KCMO

  • Discovery Theatre - Ages 5-7
  • Intro Group Voice - Ages 8-12
  • Acting - Scene Work/Partner Acting - Ages 12-18

Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 at Kaw Prairie Church in Lenexa, KS

  • Discovery Theatre - Ages 5-7
  • Intro Musical Theatre - Ages 8-12
  • Acting - Monologues/Solo Acting - Ages 12-18
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Auditions for our troupes are coming up this month!


Ages: 12-18

Auditions: October 7th 10AM - 1PM

First Act KC Studios

This select group of dancers who represent the Dance Studio out in the community. This year, Dance Company will be performing at local festivals and events as well as traveling to New York City for Project Dance in April!

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Ages: 12-18

Auditions: October 14th 4:00-5:30 PM

First Act KC Studios

The Improv Troupe will be made up of a small group who want to further their Improv skills. Join them for professional private workshops, improv show outings, and First Act KC's NEW Sunday Night Live!

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And don't miss MT Troupe's second performance of the year at Worlds of Fun on October 15th at 11:00 AM!

Mark your calendars for the best week of the summer!

Drama Camp: July 8-13 with performances on July 12 & 13

Middle School Overnight Camp: July 15-20 with performances on July 19 & 20

High School Overnight Camp: July 21-28 with performances on July 26, 27, & 28

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October 7 - Dance Company Auditions

October 7 - Dance Workshops

October 7 - The Crew Bonfire & Worship Night

October 8 - Acting & Vocal Studio Hour

October 10 - Hello, Dolly! Second Parent Meeting

October 14 - Improv Troupe Auditions

October 14 - Hello, Dolly! Costume Parade

October 15 - MT Troupe Performance at Worlds of Fun

October 15 - Ballet Workshop

October 15 - Winter Registration Opens

October 17 - A Christmas Story Second Parent Meeting

October 21 - A Christmas Story Costume Parade

October 21 - MT Troupe Rehearsal

October 22 - Acting & Vocal Recital

November 2-5 - Hello, Dolly!

November 9-12 - A Christmas Story: The Musical

December 15-17 - Harvey

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