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

The World Goes 'Round


Music by John Kander      Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Milissa Carey

September 19–21
The Garret at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

Chicago. Cabaret. Kiss of the Spider Woman. New York, New York. Nothing quite says Broadway like the music and lyrics of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Come hear all of your favorite love songs, comedic ditties, and jazz numbers in this tribute to two of musical theater’s treasured artists.

 

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

 

Storytellers:
a Lyrical Hip Hop Cabaret


Conceived and directed by RyanNicole

October 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


Directed by Kimberly Braun, Jill MacLean
and Ken Savage

High School Cabaret Vocal Direction by
Krista Wigle

Accompanied by
Lou Lagalante and Thaddeus Pinkston

November 7–16
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.

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A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

 

Singer's Choice


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

Ti Jean and His Brothers


by Derek Walcott
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams

September 26–28
A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

Never try to beat the devil at his own game. In this poetic fable from Nobel Prize–winning Caribbean playwright Derek Walcott, three brothers attempt to vex the devil—strong Gros Jean, scholarly Mi Jean, and youthful Ti Jean. Only one can triumph over injustice and free the world from this evil. Drawing upon myths, magic, and mask work, Ti Jean and His Brothers is a powerful exploration of the legacy of enslavement and colonialism.

 

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

 

Student One-Minute Play Festival


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

Artistic Direction by Dominic D'Andrea

Directed by Karina Fox, Nikki Meñez,
Ely Orquiza, and Stephanie Wilborn

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

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A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

 

Making Physical Theater


Devised and performed by
YC Fall ‘19 Actors Ensemble

Directed by Josh Matthews

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

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A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory presents

 

Mis-Cast


Directed by Kimberly Braun, Jill MacLean
and Ken Savage

High School Cabaret Vocal Direction by
Krista Wigle

Accompanied by
Lou Lagalante and Thaddeus Pinkston

March 5–8 | April 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

 

Best of the Best


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 three 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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