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Our 24th season offers fantastic opportunities for our young company to learn develop, challenge and extend themselves.

 A 24th season of theatre by and for the children of the Waterloo Region

A 24th season of theatre by and for the children of the Waterloo Region

ActOUT! is continuing our Shakespeare-in-the-Park, offering an actor challenge with our Advanced Actors production and Musicals sure to whet the appetite of young performers and seasoned veterans alike.

ActOUT! productions are open to all levels of ability of actors (new or experienced). Through a well-developed mentoring style program we’re able to incorporate multiple skill levels into each production. With something for everyone, our directorial team encourages a positive and inclusive team effort from the very first rehearsal.

Our structured and supervised rehearsal processes allows many hours of coaching and workshops to assist our young company in:

  • acting/performing
  • singing and dancing
  • theatrical protocols
  • performance skills
  • confidence

...all building on the journey towards our second to none quality final products.  

Please note: Each production requires a Family Commitment to assist with sets, props, costumes and show week.

Ability to attend most rehearsals and all of performance week is a must before committing to a production. 

Enrolment in an actOUT! productions includes:

  • Rehearsal time with our professional faculty
  • Production Script
  • Access to private instruction webpages
  • Performances in proper theatrical venues
  • Production T-Shirt
  • Production poster
  • ActOUT!'s Playbill--our program magazine (including good luck wishes from parents and/or family members)

For registered shows all enrolments will be cast until spaces are filled. Previous experience not necessary.

Registration is now open


Our Winter Musical

Les Misérables (School Edition)

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  • Registration open for ages 10-17 years
  • Rehearsals: Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm
  • Rehearsal Venue: Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care
  • September-December 
  • Production Week: December 9-15, 2018
  • Ensemble Size: Maximum 35
  • Performance Venue: Registry Theatre
  • Tuition: $595

Les Misérables (School Edition)

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Lyrics by, Herbert Kretzmer, Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, Additional Material by James Fenton. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.  

Les Misérables School Edition is to be presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Registration is now open
(Note: Les Misérables School Edition is now wait list)


Advanced Actors

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12 Angry Jurors

  • Auditions (November) open for ages 13-17 years
  • Rehearsals Fridays 6pm-9pm, Sundays 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Rehearsal Venue: Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care
  • December to February
  • Production Week: February 25- March 2, 2019
  • Performance Venue: The Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre
  • Ensemble Size: Roles 12
  • Tuition: $495

12 Angry Jurors
(Gender non-specific version of 12 Angry men)

Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.

On a hot summer day after a long trial, a jury must decide whether a 19-year-old man is guilty of murdering his father. The jury votes 11-1 that the man is guilty of the crime, but laws in the United States require a unanimous vote by all twelve jurors in order to pass judgment. Tempers flare as the eleven jurors try their best to convince the one dissenter to come around to their side. As the evidence is re-examined, however, new uncertainties come to light, forcing everyone to truly question if there is in fact some measure of "reasonable doubt". Twelve Angry Jurors is a heightened courtroom thriller that puts you on the edge of your site while powerfully exploring what it means to live in a democracy.

Please Note: Unlike our other productions which are simply first-come first served, the Advanced Actors Production is an auditioned production.

This means that we will hold auditions for the production in November and we will cast our show based on the audition.

However, though we look to create a quality cast, we are looking for maturity in our actors more than ability. Meaning, we are looking for a cast willing to work and that can be trusted by their peers that each actor will do homework and 'bring their game' to the rehearsal hall. 

Presented by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois.

Registration for auditions is now open


Our Mini-Kids Production

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Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS

  • Registration open for ages 5-10 years
  • Rehearsals: Saturdays 10am-12:00pm
  • Rehearsal Venue: Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care
  • Continuing registration until end of December 2018 (Please note: actOUT! does not pro-rate)
  • Production Week: April 8-10, 2019
  • Ensemble Size: Maximum 30
  • Performance Venue: Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre
  • Tuition: $495

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston, Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle Book Adaptedand Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard. Based on the 1970 Disney lm, The Aristocats.

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.

In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

AristoCats KIDS is to be presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Registration is now open


ActOUT!'s Shakespeare in the Park

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Registration open for ages 10-17 years
  • Rehearsals: Fridays 6:00pm-9:00pm and Sundays 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Rehearsal Venue: Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care
  • February to May
  • Production Week: May 13-18, 2019 
  • Ensemble Size: Roles 19, Maximum 25
  • Performance Venue: Waterloo Park Bandshell
  • Tuition: $595

The Tragedy of Macbeth

 by William Shakespeare

Believed to have been first performed in 1606 The Tragedy of Macbeth dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. 

A brave general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then tormented with guilt. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrant. Civil war swiftly takes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.

We will develop our own adaptation of this classic play, tailored to our young cast.

Registration is now open


ActOUT!'s Spring Musical

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.

  • Registration open for ages 10-17 years
  • Rehearsals: Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm and Sundays 2pm-5pm
  • Rehearsal Venue: Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care
  • February  to June
  • Production Week: June 4-10, 2019
  • Ensemble Size: Maximum 30
  • Performance Venue: Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • Tuition: $595

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.

Music and Lyrics byRichard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman Adapted for the Stage byJeremy Sams Licensed Script Adapted by Ray Roderick Based on the MGM Motion Picture

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is one blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."

Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car is magic, and has the ability to float and take flight. When the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is a high-flying fun-filled adventure that is sure to dazzle audiences.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is to be presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Registration is now open


All actOUT! productions and workshops are subject to change and enrolment requirements.

Please note: Each production requires a Family Commitment to assist with sets, props, costumes and show week. Ability to attend most rehearsals and all of show week is a must before committing to a production.


 Believe... Belong... Become

Believe... Belong... Become