A.C.T.’s award-winning Conservatory presents a wide array of productions each year, featuring some of the brightest and most creative performers in the country. From showcasing the talents of students training in the nationally renowned Master of Fine Arts Program, to unveiling the prodigious skills of young actors (ages 8–19) studying in the Young Conservatory, these productions are a place where students put their skills into practice, engage with enthusiastic audiences, and create some of the most dynamic work you’ll see on stage.

Upcoming A.C.T. Conservatory Performances

A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program presents

 

Storytellers:
a Lyrical Hip Hop Cabaret


Conceived and directed by
Ryan Nicole Austin

OCT 17–19
The Costume Shop Theater

Imagine “Model Major General” from The Pirates of Penzance as produced by J Dilla. Or the “Witch’s Rap” from Into the Woods, featuring new rhymes and the beats of DJ Premier. Storytellers: a Lyrical Hip Hop Cabaret highlights the power of storytelling through rhyme, spoken word, and song, reinterpreting your favorite musical theater songs and dramatizing popular stories from hip-hop artists such as MC Lyte, Slick Rick, and Nas.

 

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

Broadway's Golden Age

A YC 2019–20 Season Cabaret Performance

Directed by
Kimberly Braun, Jill MacLean and Ken Savage

High School Cabaret Vocal Direction by
Krista Wigle

Accompanied by
Lou Lagalante and Thaddeus Pinkston

NOV 7–10 & 15–16
The Garret at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

World War II, the shifting role of women, and the beginning of the civil rights movement: the 1940s and 1950s brought innumerable changes to American culture. On Broadway, creative teams such as Rodgers and Hammerstein mirrored these cultural changes with a new type of narrative storytelling, changing musical theater forever. Let the beautiful music and powerful stories of the Golden Age of Broadway sweep you off your feet.

 

A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program presents

Passage


by Christopher Chen

FEB 20–29
The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

More info coming soon...

 

A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program presents

Romeo and Juliet


by William Shakespeare

MAR 6–13
A "Will on Wheels" Tour

For more information about how to sign up your school for A.C.T.'s annual MFA Program "Will on Wheels" touring Shakespeare production, visit our Education & Community Programs page.

 

A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program presents

Rough Magic


by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

MAY 6–10
The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

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A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

Best of the Best

A YC 2019–20 Season Cabaret Performance

Directed by
Kimberly Braun, Jill MacLean and Ken Savage

High School Cabaret Vocal Direction by
Krista Wigle

Accompanied by
Lou Lagalante and Thaddeus Pinkston

MAY 31
A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

Back by popular demand, our one-night-only musical extravaganza features all four ensembles in our YC cabaret program on the Strand Theater stage to highlight the best numbers from our 2019–20 season. Come share in the joy as over 40 talented middle school and high school performers combine their talents, hard work, and artistry to show you what they’ve accomplished this year.

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A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

Student One-Minute Play Festival


Written and performed by Young Conservatory and
San Francisco Bay Area Students

Artistic Direction by Dominic D'Andrea

Directed by Karina Fox, Jill MacLeanNikki MeñezEly Sonny Orquiza & Stephanie Wilborn

OCT 22–26
The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

This fall the YC presents its first Student One-Minute Play Festival, featuring up to 60 one-minute plays written and performed by young artists from around the Bay Area. Under the guidance of Dominic D’Andrea, founder and producing artistic director of the One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), with additional direction by five local directors, this next generation of theater-makers and change-makers will partake in an intensive community-building experience and create work reflective of the world they want to see.

 

A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program presents

Spring Awakening: The Play


by Frank Wedekind
Adapted by Joel G. Fink
Directed by Christine Adaire

NOV 14–23
The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

The strict rules of a small German town forbid any discussion of sex. How, then, are teenagers Wendla, Melchoir, and Moritz to make sense of the new hormones raging through their bodies? As spring turns to summer, each rebels against their repressive parents and teachers . . . with devastating consequences. A pointed indictment of ignorance, power, and what happens when sexuality is policed, this seminal 19th-century play inspired the 2007 Tony Award–winning musical of the same name.

 

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

Making Physical Theater


Devised and performed by
YC Fall ‘19 Actors Ensemble

Directed by Josh Matthews

NOV 16
The Garret at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

More info coming soon...

 

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

Mis-Cast

A YC 2019–20 Season Cabaret Performance

Directed by
Kimberly Braun, Jill MacLean and Ken Savage

High School Cabaret Vocal Direction by
Krista Wigle

Accompanied by
Lou Lagalante and Thaddeus Pinkston

MAR 5–8 | APR 3–4
The Garret at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

Join us as we have a blast singing songs from roles in which we would never get cast! Age, gender, character type—it’s all up for grabs as our Middle School Cabaret Ensemble, High School Musical Ensemble, and Cabaret Ensemble take the stage and break the rules.

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A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

Getting Real with Chekhov & Ibsen


Devised and performed by
YC Spring ‘20 Actors Ensemble

Directed by Domenique Lozano

APR 4
The Garret at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

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A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

Singer's Choice

A YC 2019–20 Season Cabaret Performance

Directed by
Kimberly Braun, Jill MacLean and Ken Savage

High School Cabaret Vocal Direction by
Krista Wigle

Accompanied by
Lou Lagalante and Thaddeus Pinkston

MAY 7–10
The Garret at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

In this cabaret performance, student performers bring to the stage songs of their own choosing from a variety of musical genres. We look forward to this special night that celebrates the enormous talent and uniqueness of our cabaret ensemble members.

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