ABOUT

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:

-Nominated by the Disney Corporation as one of the top five children's theatre companies in America.
-Chosen by the Disney Corporation, iTheatrics of New York, and 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

Director

Daniel Ley

Musical Director

Susaan VanEaton

Instructor

Anna Maria Patton

Instructor

Elizabeth Carmody

Choreographer

Courtney Theodos

Assistant Director/

Stage Manager

Mandy Marrs

Front of House

PRODUCTION POSTERS

2005 - Meet Me In St Louis
2005 - Meet Me In St Louis
2005 - Little Women
2005 - Little Women
2006 - Fiddler on the Roof
2006 - Fiddler on the Roof
2006 - Annie
2006 - Annie
2007 - Thoroughly Modern Millie
2007 - Thoroughly Modern Millie
2007 - The Diary of Anne Frank
2007 - The Diary of Anne Frank
2008 - The Sound of Music
2008 - The Sound of Music
2008 - The Wizard of Oz
2008 - The Wizard of Oz
2009 - West Side Story
2009 - West Side Story
2009 - Mulan
2009 - Mulan
2010 - Footloose
2010 - Footloose
2010 - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
2010 - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
2011 - Hairspray
2011 - Hairspray
2011 - 13
2011 - 13
2011 - Fame
2011 - Fame
2011 - A Little Princess
2011 - A Little Princess
2012 - Oliver
2012 - Oliver
2012 - Once on This Island
2012 - Once on This Island
2012 - Pollyanna
2012 - Pollyanna
2012 - The Little Mermaid
2012 - The Little Mermaid
2013 - Godspell
2013 - Godspell
2013 - Tom Sawyer
2013 - Tom Sawyer
2013 - Beauty and the Beast
2013 - Beauty and the Beast
2014 - Fiddler on the Roof
2014 - Fiddler on the Roof
2014 - Grease
2014 - Grease
2014 - Little House on the Prairie
2014 - Little House on the Prairie
2015 - Peter Pan Jr
2015 - Peter Pan Jr
2015 - 13
2015 - 13
2015 - Les Miserables
2015 - Les Miserables
2015 - To Kill a Mockingbird
2015 - To Kill a Mockingbird
2016 - Shrek The Musical
2016 - Shrek The Musical
2016 - Alice in Wonderland Jr
2016 - Alice in Wonderland Jr
2016 - Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
2016 - Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
2016 - Godspell
2016 - Godspell