Upcoming Shows
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Come Join Us!

Our 2022-2023 season includes eight inspiring and well-loved stories. Featuring the talents of children from ages 8-18, these are shows you won’t want to miss!

To learn about auditions, click here: Audition Information

Want to book a Field Trip? Contact Chrissi Edwards at boxoffice@firstactkc.org. 

Ticket Prices

Advance Purchase – Adults: $15 | Seniors & Students: $13 | Groups (12 or more): $10

At the Door – All Tickets: $19

First Act Thursdays (every Thursday evening performance) – Advance Purchase: $13 At the Door: $14

As of Monday, February 28, masks will be optional for all First Act activities.  We recognize that COVID remains a limited risk in our community and ask for respect for those continuing to mask out of safety concerns.  We will continue to monitor and adapt as things develop.

2022-2023 Season

Premiere Series: Peter and the Starcatcher

TCH Stage & Studio @ Oak Park Mall


Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. (Courtesy of MTI)

Artistic Team:
Director – Andrew Milbourn
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Molly Stasieluk

Dance Recital: Dancing Through Seasons

B&B Live Performing Arts Theatre


Family Series: Tuck Everlasting

Bell Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University


* School Day Performance – See Field Trips for more information

What would you do if you had all eternity?

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. (Courtesy of Concord Theatricals)

Artistic Team:
Director – Michelle Evans
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Becky Ochoa
Music Director – Lindsay James
Choreographer – April Okken

Family Series: Cinderella

Goppert Theatre at Avila University


* School Day Performance – See Field Trips for more information

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this romantic fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike. This Enchanted Edition is inspired by the 1997 teleplay. (Courtesy of Concord Theatricals)

Artistic Team:
Director – Hillary Talken
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Meghan Reeb
Music Director – Connor Hodes
Choreographer – Hope Williams

Ticket Policies

It is First Act’s policy to not cancel shows for any reason. If guests choose not to attend a show they have tickets for, no refunds or exchanges will be provided.

On the very rare occasion when First Act Theatre Arts must cancel a show due to inclement weather, guests may exchange their tickets at no charge for another performance of the same show or get credit towards another show within the same season. To exchange tickets for another performance of the same show, guests will need to present their canceled tickets at the theatre box office before their preferred performance. The request will be accommodated as long as there are tickets available. The theatre box office opens one hour prior to performance. If a guest chooses to get credit towards another show, they must call the First Act Theatre Arts Box Office within 30 days of the cancelled performance.