ACT Community

ACT Community is an annual theatre program which provides training and performance opportunities for multi-ethnic artists.  It operates to enhance the cultural and artistic awareness of the community by providing productions that illuminate diversity and a broad range of cultural experiences.  ACT Community strives to educate, enlighten, and entertain a diverse, multicultural audience by using local talent with the emphasis on providing exposure to under-served communities.  The 2019 ACT Community production will be The Wiz, featuring a mainly African-Canadian cast.  

THE WIZ 

The Wiz is the 2019 production from Arts Collective Theatre's Community Program.  ACT Community is an annual theatre program which provides training and performance opportunities for multi-ethnic artists.  It operates to enhance the cultural and artistic awareness of the community by providing productions that illuminate diversity and a broad range of cultural experiences.  The 2018 ACT Community production was the Motown classic Dreamgirls, which was a Windsor premier.  BizX Magazine said "I cannot recall the last time I left the end of a theatrical performance with so many different emotions. This performance left me breathless – filled with joy, awe, wonderment – and excitement for the future of theatre in Windsor."

 
"The Wiz" is a glorious musical retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in the context of African-American culture. With an infectious funky soul score and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, "The Wiz" brought renewed relevance to a timeless classic. The 1975 Broadway production was like nothing Broadway had ever seen, and ultimately won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.
 
Dorothy, a restless Kansas farm girl eager to see more of the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of Munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion - friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”

Show Dates
March 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 8:00pm
March 24 & 31 at 2:00pm
The Capitol Theatre Windsor
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
$35 Adults
$30 Students/Seniors
$15 Youth (12 & Under)
Plus all box office fees.
 
THE WIZ
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
“The Wiz” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Interested in Sponsoring the show? Check out our advertising and sponsorship opportunities. 

ACT Presents The Wiz Colouring Contest

"Come on and ease on down, ease on down the road"
 
Calling all youth 12 and under to participate in our colouring contest for The Wiz!
 
You have the chance to win 2 free tickets to our opening night performance on Friday, March 22 at 8:00pm at The Capitol Theatre as well as a Wiz themed ACT mug filled with delicious goodies!
 
Contest runs November 19, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
Step 2: Colour it any way you'd like.  Be creative, Dorothy and her friends are in the magical land of Oz.
Step 3: Make sure you put your name, phone number, and age on your colouring sheet.
Step 4: Scan and email your colouring sheet to info@actwindsor.com before January 6, 2019.
 
The winner will be announced on Monday, January 7 by phone and on social media.  All colouring sheets submitted will be displayed at the Capitol Theatre for the run of the production March 22 - 31.
 
If you don't have a printer, you can pick up colouring sheets at one of the events listed below we'll be participating in this holiday season.  

November 24
9:00am - 2:00pm
Skate Lakeshore's annual Christmas Craft and Sale Event
Atlas Tube Recreation Centre in the Renaud Room

Look for the ACT Booth
 
December 1
10:00am - 2:00pm
A Verry Merry Holiday Bazaar and Lunch with Santa

The WFCU Centre
Look for the ACT Booth


December 14 & 15
7:30pm - 10:00pm
O Holy Night: A Celebration of Christmas
All Saints' Anglican Church Downtown Windsor
Visit actwindsor.com for ticket information

Sign up for emails and never miss an event!