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2023-2024 Season

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THE LIGHTNING THIEF

THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL

Directed by Dan Hendrock

In the heart of a world where gods and monsters roam, a young hero with an extraordinary secret discovers his true destiny. Join Percy Jackson as he embarks on an epic musical adventure filled with lightning bolts, mythological wonders, and unexpected friendships. With the fate of both the mortal and immortal realms hanging in the balance, Percy must embrace his inner hero and unravel the mystery of the stolen lightning bolt before time runs out. Brace yourself for a thrilling, toe-tapping, and heartwarming journey where legends come to life and the power of friendship ignites a spark that could change everything. Get ready for "The Lightning Thief: The Musical," where the magic of Broadway meets the magic of ancient mythology in a truly electrifying spectacle that will leave you thunderstruck.

October 26th  &  28th  @ 7:00pm
October 29th @ 2pm


PAC MAIN STAGE

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JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLAIN

Directed by Abraham Adams

At a rural high school in Georgia, a group of lively teens are studying “The Crucible” while navigating young love, sex ed, and a few school scandals. Holding a contemporary lens to the American classic, they begin to question who is really the hero and what is the truth, discovering their own power in the process. Alternately touching and bitingly funny, this new comedy captures a generation in mid-transformation, running on pop music, optimism, and fury, writing their own coming of age story.

December 7th-9th  @ 7:00pm
December 10th @ 2pm
Black Box

IMPROV 2023

Directed by Ryan Santa

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Get ready to laugh until your sides ache as the hilarious Academy seniors take the stage for their legendary Senior Improv Show 2023! It's a tradition like no other, where the wittiest minds and wildest imaginations collide in an uproarious display of spontaneous comedy. Led by the one and only instructor extraordinaire, Ryan Santa, these soon-to-be graduates have honed their improv skills to perfection. From side-splitting scenes to absurd characters, they'll leave you in stitches with their quick thinking and outrageous antics. The Senior Improv Show 2023 is here to deliver an unforgettable evening of laughter, mischief, and comedic genius. 

December 15th-16th  @ 7:00pm

Black Box

TARTUFFE

Directed by Abraham Adams

Step into the world of Molière's timeless masterpiece, "Tartuffe," where hypocrisy, deception, and laughter intertwine in a comedic whirlwind. Meet Tartuffe, the pious impostor who wears virtue as a mask while scheming in the shadows. Follow the outrageously entertaining misadventures of Orgon and his gullible family, as they fall under Tartuffe's spell, blurring the lines between faith and folly. With uproarious wit and biting satire, Molière takes aim at religious hypocrisy and social conventions, leaving no stone unturned. As the laughter builds and the plot thickens, secrets are revealed, and the true nature of humanity is exposed. Brace yourself for an evening of theatrical brilliance, where the power of laughter becomes a weapon against deceit and a celebration of truth. Experience the enduring magic of Molière's "Tartuffe," a riotous journey that reminds us to question appearances and trust our instincts. Get ready to be swept away by a whirlwind of comedic genius that has captivated audiences for centuries.

February 22nd - 24th  @ 7:00pm
February 25th @ 2pm
Black Box

CHILDREN OF EDEN

IN CONCERT

Directed by Dan Hendrock

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Experience a musical spectacle like no other as the Academy's Senior students take you on a captivating journey through the timeless tale of "Children of Eden." In this concert-style production, witness the magic of song and story intertwine as the performers breathe life into the beloved characters from the biblical narratives of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark. With stunning vocals, mesmerizing choreography, and a live orchestra, this theatrical event promises to transport you to a world of wonder and emotion. From heartbreaking ballads to toe-tapping ensemble numbers, be prepared to be swept away by the powerful melodies and poignant lyrics that will leave you moved and inspired. Join us for an extraordinary evening of music and storytelling as The Academy's Senior students bring "Children of Eden" to life in a concert experience that will touch your heart and ignite your imagination.

March 12th & 13th  @ 7:00pm
PAC MAIN STAGE

Junior Play Festival 2024

One Acts to Be Announced

Show #1 Directed by Derdriu Ring

Show #2 Directed by Mariah Burkes

Show #3 Directed by Dan Hendrock

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March 19th - 21st  @ 7:00pm
Black Box 

Stairway to Heaven

(A VERY LITERAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Written & Directed by Ben Needham

Prepare to witness a music video that takes the concept of literal interpretation to new heights as The Academy brings you our unforgettable rendition of the iconic "Stairway to Heaven." In this jaw-dropping visual experiment, every lyric of the timeless classic is brought to life with stunning literalism. Watch as stairways materialize from thin air, transporting you on a journey through a surreal landscape where heaven itself seems within reach. From ethereal skies to mythical creatures, every detail has been meticulously crafted to match the poetic lyrics of the song. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer imagination and creativity as The Academy presents a music video that defies expectations and immerses you in a literal interpretation of "Stairway to Heaven" like you've never seen before. Brace yourself for an audiovisual experience that will leave you breathless and reaffirm the power of music to transport us to extraordinary realms. Get ready to step into a world where the literal and the ethereal collide, and experience the magic of "Stairway to Heaven" like never before.

Presented as part of JPF2024

March 19th - 21st  @ 7:00pm
Black Box 

Academy Film Project TBA

Written & Directed by Abraham Adams

The Academy for the Performing Arts has a rich tradition of bringing powerful stories to life on the big screen. From the thought-provoking "The Laramie Project" to the enchanting "Eurydice" and the timeless tragedy of "Antigone," their full-length films have captivated audiences with their depth and artistry. This year, we are set to continue this legacy with another feature-length film, the title of which will be unveiled at a later date, promising yet another cinematic experience that will leave a lasting impact on both the Academy's students and the viewers who embark on this cinematic journey.

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Premiering at the 2023-24 Academy Awards Celebration

MAY 2024
Main Stage 

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