Our 2018 ACT! Production is...

✩  WINNER! 2015 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC  ✩

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

School ACT! registrations

Registration open date for schools:

Registrations CLOSED: Lily Lake / Carver / Stonebridge / Cowern / Oneka (2nd Cast) / Frassatti / Middleton / Castle / Oakdale / Otter Lake

November 20th (10am) - December 4th : Transfiguration

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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: or by phone at: 651-383-8118.