We are so excited to share our 2019 Season with you all! Read a little about our shows below!
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her father, set on a lovely and sunny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, propelled by the unmistakable originality of Acting Manitou’s creative staff and talented campers, is sure to leave everyone with a summer memory they won’t forget!
His Dark Materials takes us on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. For Lyra and Will, its two central characters, it's a coming of age and a transforming spiritual experience. Their great quest demands a savage struggle against the most dangerous of enemies. They encounter fantastical creatures in parallel worlds – rebellious angels, soul-eating spectres, child-catching Gobblers and the armoured bears and witch-clans of the Arctic. Finally, before reaching, perhaps, the republic of heaven, they must visit the land of the dead.
It’s 3:30pm. The meeting is now in session.
Everyday after school, a group of misfit teens sip on carbonated water and meet in a small attic to discuss their favorite books, listen to records, and criticize tragic fashion. Their goal? To determine what is cooland what is absolutely uncool. When they happen upon a trendy guidebook on witchcraft and magic, they immediately know it is the coolest book they have ever laid their hands on. As they learn how to cast spells and transform into real-life witches, they won’t realize that what they are doing may not be so coolafter all. Charming, funny, and socially aware, The Cool Kids Wear Black Lipstickis a comedic drama about trying to fit in and what happens when we tailor ourselves to become something we are not.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.
Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
Fun Home introduces us to Alison Bechdel at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round, bringing audiences closer to Alison’s story than ever before. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is “a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention.
Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel -- as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey.
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”
When Mackenzie, a disobedient yet misunderstood high school senior, misspells “pneumonia” on a spelling test and falls ill with pneumonia the next day, she begins to uncover a sinister spelling-centered secret surrounding the school. Mackenzie soon discovers that misspelling a word at school could have monstrous consequences. After convincing several other students of the curse’s existence, the announcement of a school-wide spelling bee prompts them to undertake reversing the curse. The farcical plot is accompanied by a fast paced-contemporary rock score and a hilariously dark-comedic tone.
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. What better place than Acting Manitou to tell the story of how being an outsider, a rebel, can be used to your, and the world at large’s, advantage.