2017 Shows

Social Justice Theatre - A Girl Like Me

A Girl LIKE Me was brought to you in partnership with the Greater Essex County District School Board. Special thanks to Motor City Community Credit Union for their support of this show! 

After an intense January and February, A Girl LIKE me was created! Nibi, a teen from Northern Saskatchewan, moves to Windsor with her mother and sister following her father’s suicide. As she attempts to navigate through life in a new city, new school and community, she quickly learns that life is vastly different from back home. A Girl LIKE Me is a musical that centers around the impact of social media and how important it is to communicate with peers, teachers, and family members when difficult situations arise.  Themes include: small town stereotypes, bullying, issues concerning the LGBT community and many other obstacles facing youth locally and around the world.

Conceived and Directed by Chris Rabideau Lyrics & Music by Chris Rabideau and Kathy Costa Book by Chris Rabideau, Kathy Costa, & Linda Lord Produced by Arts Collective Theatre.

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Best in Theatre 

ACT’s Best-in-Theatre was a brand new musical theatre competition for emerging talent in Windsor-Essex. Students had the opportunity to work with mentors who guided them through performance techniques, giving feedback on song selections, facilitating character development, and giving tips on how to stand out in a competition.

The competition took place on June 10th, 2017 at The Rockstar (2418 Central Ave, Windsor).  Contestants will performed 2 songs for a panel of judges, who will selected the best 3 performers.  The winners each received a cash prize. There was also an audience choice award.

The ACT Big Band - Night at the Movies

The ACT Big Band, presented A Night at the Movies on May 6 & 7, 2017 at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.  A selection of popular movie scores and award winning songs like "Pretty Women", "The Blues Brothers Revue", "The Mission Impossible Theme Song" and "Beauty and the Beast", were played, just to name a few.  Special guest vocalists also performed a few of these classics in a true tribute to the magic that music casts in film. The ACT Big Band is a group of Windsor-Essex student musicians and mentors conducted By Sebastian Bachmeier.

ACT prides itself on supporting Windsor-Essex youth with their professional growth within the arts, by giving them the opportunity to lead their own productions with the guidance of mentors.  The ACT Big Band is an example of this initiative.

ACT Originals 

Song, Dance & Poetry

A night to celebrate the new work being created in Windsor! Listen to Original music, poetry and monologues written and performed by local artists.

The night featured work from the following artists: Albert Sharp, Mary Mukhtarian, Derwin Taylor, Linda Lord, Sydney Matlock, Allesandro Rotondi, Stacey Harford, Gillian Marshall, Wesley Harrison & Madelyn Stein

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