Actors Community Theatre

P.O. Box 603

Jasper, IN  47547-0603


Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to Take Place August 11th at VUJC 

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Cast Announced

Well, it wasn't an easy decision. So many of you came out to audition and we thank all of you for coming to show us what you've got.

Without further ado, here's the list:

Rona Lisa Peretti/Olive’s Mom: Jasmine Ruckriegel

Vice Principal Douglas Panch:  Josh Murrell

Mitch Mahoney/ Dan Schwartz/Olive’s Dad: Anthony Price

Olive Ostrovsky/Leaf’s Sibling: Courtney Heberer

William Morris Barfée/ Leaf's Dad: Heath Kluemper

Logainne "Schwarzy" SchwartzandGrubenierre/ Leaf’s Mom: Molly Rupert

Marcy Park/Leaf’s Sibling: Adrienne Collignon

Leaf Coneybear/ Carl Grubenierre: Kyle Rupert

Charlito "Chip" Tolentino/Jesus Christ: Shane Denu

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a show for adults that will be shown in Dinner Theater format at Reflections in Huntingburg November 12th-14th, 2015.






Schoolhouse Rock Live Cast Announced

A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out to audition for Schoolhouse Rock Live!

The cast list is below. Please send an email to indicating whether you will be accepting your part.


Adult Cast

Tom Jonnel Miranda

George Shawn Valuch

Shulie Adrienne Collignon

Dori Piper Keusch

Joe Jack Greener

Dina Emma Grow

Youth Cast   to be featured in a selection of songs throughout the show

George Ethan Fritch

Shulie Penelope Roy

Dori Anna Hulsman

Joe Wayden Wagoner

Dina Chantel Greene


Hannah Bailey Courtney Blalock

Kendall Buechler Trevor Buechler

Morgan Decker Maude Drew

Abby Eckert Claire Eckert

Sadie Edmondson Mya Englert

Gabby Goodwin Kelsey Graman

Marley Hildenbrand Grace Jarboe-Bartley

Rachelle Klem Mia Lawalin

Reilly Lechner Chloe Lueken

Faustina Lueken Cassie Merrimon

Elijah Miller Joshua Murrell

Travis Onyett LeAndra Pund

Brayden Reimann Hannan Rydberg

Megan Rydberg Linda Sell

Hallie Skorge Kelsea Skorge

Lain Taleno Sarah Wagler

Ashley Whitsitt Shelby Worden

First rehearsal Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:00







Schoolhouse Rock Live Auditions

We have something that will make you scream interjections like, "Yay!" and "Yippee!"

We are holding auditions for Schoolhouse Rock Live!

If you have been to one of our auditions, you will know that it isn't like what our friend and ACT alum Rayvon Owen has gone through with American Idol. By the way, he would probably appreciate your vote tonight.

Rather, we offer a welcome environment and try to settle nerves and make the people who are auditioning as comfortable as possible.

Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 and 13 from 6-8pm at the Jasper Community Arts Center (951 College Avenue, Jasper). We are asking for those auditioning to prepare a 1 minute audition song, preferably a show tune, and for auditionees to come prepared to move.


There is a chance that those auditioning will be asked to learn a small dance combination. We say this, but want to let you know that no dance experience is required. Our directors just want to get an idea of how everyone moves. So, please don't let that scare you off. Dancing will not affect any chance at a role, it just allows the director's to get to know how you move. After all, we know you like to move it, move it.

All the cool kids will be there, we expect you to be too! See you at the theater!






Technically Speaking

From Spider-man flying over the audience to herds of animals brought to life on stage in The Lion King, theatre is full of spectacular effects that drop jaws and stun theatre-goers the world over. We most often refer to the individual responsible for coordinating these and other technical components of a production as the Technical Director, or TD. On any given day, the Technical Director is responsible for lighting, sound, set design, and construction. Working closely with the show’s Director, the TD is involved from the very beginning, in many cases before a single actor has been cast.

With most Actors Community Theatre productions, the TD is tasked with coordinating the following:

- Design and construct scenery and set pieces, along with any show specific props or mechanisms.

- Determine sound and lighting needs for each moment in the show.

- Lead the load in and tear down of all set pieces.

- Attends rehearsals leading up to the performance to ensure all technical elements are working  properly and make adjustments as needed.

Actors Community Theatre is always looking for someone to assist with the Technical Director position.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in this or another paid position in theatre, please apply today or send an email to The deadline for this and all other School House Rock Live! paid positions is this Friday, April 3rd.

See you at the theatre!

Article written by: Kyle Rupert






Get Paid to Play Proficiently as a Pianist

We are hiring many paid positions for the Summer musical. One of these is the pianist.


The pianist is an integral part of the Summer musical. Not only does this person help accompany during performances, but also helps during rehearsals by helping our actors, actresses, and chorus members sound their best by separating and simplifying the accompaniment to help them learn their individual parts. Being the pianist for the Summer musical is an enjoyable experience that will give you a chance to help others and make the community better by sharing your talent.


ACT expects our pianist to be excellent, but that doesn’t mean we expect perfection! Of course, sight reading is a must. We ask that our actors and cast are as patient with our pianist as our pianist is with them as everyone is learning the music at the same time. The pianist might be asked to play a lot of notes, sometimes more than what physically seems possible, but we trust our pianist to choose the most important notes in that particular instance. We can’t expect the pianist to play all of the notes that all of the instruments in the pit play at any one time. But the pianist is expected to give a good representation of what will be heard during an actual performance.


If you are up to the challenge of being the pianist for the Actors Community Theatre summer musical, then apply today!

Article written by: Andy Hoffman