Post date: Aug 17, 2013 11:25:57 PM

posted August 17, 2013, 6:20 PM by David Hamilton

LAKE CHARLES LA <August 6, 2013> The Artists Civic Theatre and Studio is proud to announce their 48thseason line-up. This season ACTS will include the musicals “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” and “Hairspray” as well as the period drama “The Secret Garden” and the rowdy British comedy “Noises Off”.

In October, “The Secret Garden” will take the stage at 1 Reid Street Theatre. The literary classic you’ve loved for years comes to life in this Edwardian era drama and the story is as familiar as you remember. Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of a new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. “The Secret Garden” is a wonderful story of transformation and a delightful adaptation of this classic story.

Next up for ACTS will be the holiday musical, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”. Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs including “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas”. As the story goes, veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. White Christmas is a holiday favorite that will be a shining star in your holiday plans.

2014 will bring the British comedy “Noises Off”. This raucous play tells the story of a hapless acting troupe who are touring with a production of a farce called “Nothing On”. “Nothing On” must be about something but it’s hard to figure out what exactly. Lots of slamming doors, countless questions, complex confusions, and of course, plates of sardines. This irreverent comedy gives the audience a glimpse of backstage life with the troupe as the actors become road weary and tempers wear thin. Big laughs abound in this wild unpredictable comedy.

The 1950’s are over and change is in the air. It’s 1962 Baltimore and Tracy Turnblad has only one desire, to dance on the Corny Collins show! Hairspray is ACTS’ final show of the season, a family friendly musical and winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tracy and her friends are on a mission to integrate a TV network and along the way she has to win the affection of heartthrob Link Larkin and dethrone the reigning teen queen and keep her all important hair-do intact! Hairspray is a toe-tapping musical filled with laughter and romance galore!

Tickets to individual events will be available during the season several weeks prior to opening night of each production. However, you won’t risk missing a single show by buying a season ticket which is now on sale .