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2024-2025 Season

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Anne Coulter Martens

Directed by Abraham Adams

Step into the whimsical world of "Alice in Wonderland," a delightful stage adaptation by Anne Coulter Martens. Join Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole into a fantastical land brimming with eccentric characters, peculiar adventures, and unforgettable encounters. From the enigmatic Cheshire Cat to the tyrannical Queen of Hearts, this enchanting play brings Lewis Carroll's timeless tale to life with humor, wonder, and a touch of magic. Perfect for audiences of all ages, "Alice in Wonderland" is a captivating journey that promises to leave you grinning like a Cheshire Cat.

October 24th  &  26th  @ 7:00pm
October 27th @ 2pm

(arena setting)

Tickets on sale October 1st

SIX: The Musical
Teen Edition

Directed by Dan Hendrock

Get ready to rock with "SIX: The Musical Teen Edition," a high-energy, modern retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. In this electrifying musical, each queen steps into the spotlight to share her story, reclaiming her narrative with attitude and powerful pop-inspired songs.  With its catchy tunes, vibrant choreography, and bold personalities, "SIX: The Musical Teen Edition" is a spectacular celebration of girl power, resilience, and historical sass.

December 11th-14th  @ 7:00pm
December 15th @ 2pm
Black Box

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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 2024! 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 2024 is here to deliver an unforgettable evening of laughter, mischief, and comedic genius. 

December 19th  
Location & Showtimes TBA


Directed by Abraham Adams

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of "Twelfth Night," one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. This timeless play weaves a tale of mistaken identities, unrequited love, and whimsical mischief. Set in the magical land of Illyria, follow the adventures of shipwrecked twins Viola and Sebastian, who find themselves entangled in a complex web of romance and deception. With its unforgettable characters, witty dialogue, and delightful twists, "Twelfth Night" promises an evening of laughter, joy, and Shakespearean charm that will captivate audiences of all ages.

February 20th - 22nd  @ 7:00pm
February 23rd @ 2pm
Black Box

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Junior Play Festival 2025

One Acts to Be Announced

March 11th - 13th  @ 7:00pm
Black Box 


(A Puppet Parable)

Written & Directed by Ben Needham

Experience the poignant storytelling of Harry Chapin’s song "The Rock" like never before in this captivating musical video featuring puppets. Through the artistry of puppetry, this video brings Chapin's evocative lyrics to life, weaving a tale of resilience, hope, and humanity. Watch as intricate puppets perform in a beautifully crafted set, capturing the essence of the song’s powerful message. "The Rock: A Puppet Parable" is a unique and moving tribute to Chapin’s legacy, blending music and visual storytelling to create an unforgettable experience for viewers of all ages.

Presented as part of JPF2025

March 11th - 13th  @ 7:00pm
Black Box 

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Adapted & 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 a new short film entitled "Violent Delights/Violent Ends," inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet." While details remain under wraps, this project promises to deliver a compelling and innovative cinematic experience that will leave a lasting impact on both the Academy's students and viewers alike.

Premiering at the 2024-25 Academy Awards Celebration

MAY 2025
PAC Main Stage 


Directed by Dan Hendrock

Follow the heart-wrenching love story of Orpheus and Eurydice as they navigate a world of hardship and hope. With the guidance of Hermes and the cautionary tales of the Fates, Orpheus ventures into the depths of Hadestown to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the clutches of Hades and Persephone. Will love prevail against the odds, or will the darkness of doubt seal their fate?

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MAY 1st-3rd 7:00pm
May 4th 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

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