Saturday, December 14, 2013


A Huge THANK YOU to all who auditioned. A lot goes into making these decisions from who is right for a specific role, to scheduling conflicts... as well as a lot of agonizing:)  I wish I could cast everyone, you were all magnificent. I was especially impressed by the way you were excited for each other's successes. If you didn't make it this time, your perfect role might be in the next show. We have acting classes and summer camps that can help you get ready for the next audition. Go to for more information.

All cast members must be present for the mandatory read-through rehearsal on Monday, December 16 from 4-6 pm at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.

Parents: There will be an important parent meeting at 5:30 pm during the mandatory read-through while actors are being measured for costumes.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please email Katie Kirk at to let her know that you’ve seen this cast list.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Cast List
The Court
Theseus: Nathan Prather
Hippolyta: Cameron Carmello
Philostrate: Addison Peacock
Egeus: Jordan Marquez

The Lovers
Hermia: Madison Jennings
Lysander: Hudson Hubbard
Demetrius: Eli Joseph
Helena: Savanah Eve Stewart

The Players
Bottom (Pyramus): Liam Farmer-Alroth
Quince: Ana Munoz
Flute (Thisbe): Ian Edwards
Snug (Lion): Bailey Gosser
Starveling (Moonshine): Scott Tye
Snout (Wall): Sarah Kirk

The Fairies
Puck: Heather Connelly
The Fairy Sisters: Jessica Connelly, Claire Simpson
Oberon: Ian Downes
Titania: Soraya Gun
Peaseblossom: Isabel Brown
Moth: Emily McCormick
Cobweb: Addison Peacock
Mustardseed: Maggie Hand
Fairy Court: Isabel Brown, Emily McCormack, Addison Peacock, Maggie Hand, Jessica Connelly, Claire Simpson, Kayla Smith, Rachel Brown, Emily Taber, Karaleigh Hays
Indian Boy: Sadie Lynne Sawyer

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Thank you to all who auditioned! I was so impressed with your talent and courage. Please know this is our teen show, so I will not be calling back very many younger children even though you were wonderful.  Also, this is a show with VERY specific needs for each part. If you were not called back, please keep trying. Casting is not about who performed better or worse, it is about the part that is right for you.  If it wasn't right this time, it might be next time. We have acting classes coming up in January, which are a great way to hone those acting skills and to be in a small performance without nerve racking auditions.  :-)  Go to for upcoming events in Children's Theater.

Kim Hirt
AACT Children's Theater Director


PLEASE be on time. Also, if you are new to theater, make sure you are prepared to do a lot of "hurry-up and wait!" We are as efficient as possible, but we want to make sure we see everything we need to from each actor and can't always predict how long it will take. Please be generous with each other and no matter what happens in the end, this can be a positive learning experience for everyone.  I’m very proud of the patience and professionalism I’ve seen so far, and I’m excited to see more in the days ahead!

VERY IMPORTANT: To ensure that we’ve reached every actor, please email the stage manager, Katie Kirk, at  Just let her know that you’ve seen this list.  Thank you!

(Names are in no particular order.)


4 pm to 6pm- Puck/Oberon/Theseus/Lysander/Demetrius/Men

Scott Tye
Ian Downes
Liam Farmer-Alroth
Ian Edwards
Andy Gipson
Elijah Joseph
Hudson Hubbard

4:45 pm to 5:45 pm- Hermia/Helena/Peaseblossom/Etc.

Madison Jennings
Heather Connelly
Savanah Eve Stewart
Jordan Marquez
Sarah Kirk
Emily McCormick
Ana Munoz
Isabel Brown

5:45 pm to 7 pm- Players/Peaseblossom/Etc.

Jessica Connelly
Ana Munoz
Jordan Marquez
Sarah Kirk
Ian Edwards
Daniel Jinright

Austin Brockwell
Bailey Gosser
Savanah Eve Stewart

4 pm to 4:30 pm - Titania

Soraya Gun
Addison Peacock
Kayla Smith
Maggie Hand
4:30 pm to 5:15 pm – Fairies/Peaseblossom/Hyppolyta/Etc. (Earlier Group)

Addison Peacock
Ana Munoz
Bailey Gosser
Emily Taber
Karaleigh Hays
Faith Leverette
Jessica Connelly
Maggie Hand
Maren Hansen
Claire Simpson
Sarah Kirk

5:15 pm to 6 pm - Fairies/Peaseblossom/Hippolyta/Etc. (Later Group)

Jordan Marquez
Madison Jennings
Rachel Brown
Jessica Connelly
Isabel Brown
Sadie Lynne Sawyer
Emily McCormack
Townsend Kaak
Kayla Smith
Savanah Eve Stewart
Soraya Gun
Sydney Smith

For each actor who auditioned: thank you for sharing your brave spirit with us.  We're proud of you.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

“A Successor to the Throne”
Cast List

Deshi – Deano  Martichuski
Emperor – Ellis Royal
Chiang Yung – Caleb Daniels
Huang Li – Cooper Prater
Guard 1 - Jackson Wells
Guard 2  - Daniel Jinright
Patrol Unit and Ensemble – Clari Gregson, Lucy Hudson,
Berkley Peacock, Addie Davis, Anita Duncan, Lena Tran
Camberlain – Preston Poyner
Wang Liu  - Hallie Stewart
Ting-Zee – Rhema Creel
Qui Fung –Caroline Malone
Cho Yang- Ella Kate Smith
Min Lo-An – Elleson Shurtz
Mei  Li – Alexia Van Slyke
To Yo-La- Claire Simpson
Lu-An – Gracie Davis
Madame Wong – Sadie Lynne Sawyer
Ensemble – Mothers –Sydney Smith, Ashlyn Weaver, Gigi Casadaban,
                      Children –Sofia Pugh, Mamie Nicholson, Charlotte Thomas,
                    Hannah Davis, Sophie Davis, Reese Colley, Lydia Jordan
Dancers –
(Dance Captain/Assistant) Jessica Connelly, Vera Smith T, Brooke Fligel,
Ansleigh Webber, Kenya Bryant, Kate Senn

The dancers and ensemble cast play a HUGE role in this show. They will all choose names and create their character. The ensemble will all have ad-lib lines that they will come up with. In this show I will need strong actors singers and dancers to be in ensemble.  In other words, the ensemble and dancer roles are very important, so if that is where you are cast, please don’t be disappointed!!!!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Call Back List for “A Successor to the Throne”
A note to the parents and children,
Thank you all so much for auditioning for “A Successor to the Throne”! I know it is a long and nerve wracking process. I am so proud of everyone who tried out! I was impressed with how talented everyone is.  Creating the call back list is so very difficult. Please know, I have lost sleep, and shed tears, knowing how disappointed some children will be this afternoon. There were 68 kids who tried out for 30 spots. I was truly so proud of every child who had the courage, and desire to try. If you didn’t make “call backs” please don’t be discouraged. Keep trying hard things,  keep singing, dancing, using your incredible imaginations!
I am doing the call backs a little differently than I had announced in emails I sent out, so please pay close attention! I would like the kids to come back in groups for 30 minutes at a time…

Jessica Connelly
Brooke Fligel
Vera Smith T
Kate Senn
Savannah Britt
Berkley Peacock
Karoline Wiley
Hannah Herring
Addison Dembowski

Sophie Davis
Hannah Davis
Addie Davis
Abby Davis
Lydia Jordan
Sofia Pugh
Gabriela Pugh
Charlotte Thomas
Hagood Hamrick
Lena Tran

Bailey Glaze
Cooper Prater
Lucy Hudson
Ellis Royal
Preston Poyner
Jackson Wells
Caleb Daniels
Daniel Jinright
Hallie Stewart
Sloane Cherry
Stella Stewart

Gigi Casadaban
Sydney Smith
Ella Kate Smith
Ansleigh Webber
Gracie Davis
Claire Simpson
Kenya Bryant
Elleson Schurtz
Ashlyn Weaver
Sadie Lynn Sawyer
Adeline Sawyer
Alexia Van Slyke

6:00- 6:30
Rhema Creel
Mamie Nicholson
Reese Colley
Anita Duncan
Clari Gregson
Lyra Farrar
Mollie Gregson
Liseth Vera
Caroline Malone