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Press Start!

School Ticketing

Below are the dates in which ticket sales open for each school.

January 14: Middleton Elementary & Lily Lake Elementary

January 21: Oneka Elementary (Orange and White Casts)

February 11: St Croix Preparatory Academy & Liberty Ridge Elementary

February 18: Frassati Catholic Academy & Oakdale Elementary

February 25: Cowern Elementary & Carver Elementary

March 4: St Ambrose of Woodbury & Rutherford Elementary

March 11: Transfiguration Catholic School & Otter Lake Elementary

School Brochures

Click the buttons below to see the PDF Brochure for your school’s program of ACT!

Press Start transports us inside the bright, pixelated world of video games! When the famous characters we know and love run out of lives, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser that will help them raise gold rings and play on. Through hilarious and heartfelt musical numbers we see the heroes, villains, and sidekicks like we've never seen them before. But when things go terribly awry, it's the quiet sidekick Little Mushroom who must find the hero within to help save the day!

Ashland Collaborative Theatre (ACT!) is an exciting artist-in-residence program for schools of all sizes.  This innovative program allows schools to offer their students a one of a kind theatre arts program for low or no cost to the school. Ashland artistic staff work with students each week at the school learning the songs, dances and lines for a full youth production.  Learning the show is only part of the fun. Students will also learn performance fundamentals and team work with interactive theatre improvisational games.  

During the last week of the program, the student's worlds open up as they take the rehearsal process to the Maplewood Community Center on stage in the Maplewood Performing Arts theatre.  Students top off the experience by showcasing their hard work with several performances for their school, family, friends and community with professional sets, costumes, lights and sound! Your students will come away with improved poise, self-discipline and self-esteem - skills that will help them at school and last for a lifetime!

If your school is interested in being a part of ACT!, contact us at 651-274-8020.

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Director, Amanda Hestwood, by email at: amanda@ashlandproductions.org or by phone at: 651-383-8118.

PRESS START! is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (www.bbbpress.com)