The Academy of Children’s Theatre is an amazing company that provides quality art experiences to the youth of Shreveport- Bossier City Louisiana. ACT focuses on musical theatre in which the cast and crew is educated on performance techniques, technical theatre skills, team building, creativity, responsibility, and much more! Our philosophy is to find a way to let each child shine, and encourage those with the capability to go on to the collegiate level. ACT currently has over 80 students enrolled in classes. You may be familiar with some of its productions in recent years including, Les Miserables, Shrek, 13 The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver, and Tom Sawyer, just to name a few. 


Our awards include:

-Chosen by Music Theatre International to present the world premiere of "Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr., at the Broadway Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
-Winner of Outstanding Musical Performance, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Performance awards at the Junior Theatre Festivals. 
-Top Team at the Louisiana Educational Theatre Association student festival. 
-Winner of 25 SB Magazine Memory Awards for excellence in community/regional theatre. 
-Top Team at the International Thespian Society national middle school tournament.
-USA Weekend's Top Musical for High Schools in the state of Louisiana. 
-USA Today national winner for outstanding High School Musical. 


Click on a member of the ACT Family to read their Bio and find out a little bit more about them!

Cynthia Whitaker


Daniel Ley

Musical Director