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AACT Theatre Fest

La Crosse Community Theatre is once again participating in the Biennial Theatre Festival hosted by the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT,org).

"Almost, Maine" Regional III Cast & Crew Photo 2013

“Almost, Maine” Regional III Cast & Crew Photo 2013

Historically, LCT has performed well at the festival. The Women of Lockerbie advanced to Nationals, while Almost, Maine and Macbeth advanced to Regionals. Both Macbeth and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe earned best ensemble recognition.  We have also had actors recognized for their performances, and lighting and sound designers have been honored with “outstanding accomplishment.”

Therefore, LCT is going once again. This time, we’re taking on the challenge of performing an original piece entitled Annie’s Arrival, the story of a dad anticipating the birth of a new baby.

The cast for this production is 3 men and 3 women, with the need for a stage manager and 2 technicians.

A proposed rehearsal schedule is found here.   Please note that this is a tentative schedule; the final schedule will be determined once cast is in place.

Key Dates:

February 16 – 19, WACT Fest 2017 at Steven’s Point, WI (for more information about WACT, click here)
April 27-30, Region III Fest at Champaign, IL (for more information on Region III, click here)
June 27 – July 1, National Festival at Rochester, MN (for more information on AACT Festival, click here)

Participation Requirements:

LCT will provide transportation and pay all entrance fees.

Participants are asked to pay for lodging and food.


Entrance into one festival does not guarantee advancing to the next level, however, it is important that each participant be available for all festival dates in case LCT moves on.

Participating in the AACT Fest is a special experience for everyone involved.  The opportunity to be a part of a day of celebrating theatre with individuals who share your passion should not be passed up.


Auditions are December 12 & 13, the same dates as The Misanthrope.  Participants will be able to do both productions, as the rehearsals for Annie’s Arrival are designed to work around those conflicts.

If you are interested in being a part of this experience or need more information, please contact Tom Desjarlais or call 608-784-9292 ext 3.



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