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:

October 23rd (10am) - November 6th:  Lily Lake / Carver / Stonebridge / Cowern

October 30th (10am) - November 13th: Castle

November 6th (10am) - November 20th: Skyview / Frassatti

November 13th (10am)- November 27th: Middleton / Oakdale

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

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Ashland Cast ACT! 

If you are interested in being in the Ashland Cast of Space Pirates, please read the information below!

*please note the information below is ONLY For the ASHLAND CAST and does NOT, in any way, apply to school registrations above. 

To Participate: Students must be in grades 1-6 and have a demonstrated interest in performing on stage. Students will participate in an audition to determine character placement. All students who have registered will be accepted in the company.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:00pm-6:30pm from November 7th, 2017 to February 16th, 2018 at Ashland Productions. Additional rehearsals are scheduled for the week before tech and tech week (see schedule below). Participants are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals, unless approved prior to the start of the session.

Expectations: ACT is an amazing opportunity for students, therefore students are expected to take their roles within the company seriously. Students with larger roles will be expected to rehearse and memorize materials outside of rehearsals using provided materials.

Cost: $175


Saturday, October 28th (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Monday, October 30th (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Wednesday, November 1st (6:30pm-9:00pm)

Meet & Greet: Tuesday, November 7th (5:00pm-6:30pm)
Tuesday and Thursday Nights (5:00pm-6:30pm, Nov. 7th through Feb. 16)
Monday, February 12th (5:00pm-6:30pm)
Tuesday, February 13th (5:00pm-6:30pm)
Thursday, February 15th (5:00pm-6:30pm)
Friday, February 16th (5:00pm-6:30pm)
Monday, February 19th (4:00pm-6:00pm)
Tuesday, February 20th (4:00pm-6:00pm)
Wednesday, February 21st (4:00pm-6:00pm)                                                                         

Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 24th at 7:00pm
Sunday, February 25th at 2:00pm

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.