Upcoming Shows

Come Join Us!

Our 2023-2024 season includes 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 chrissi@firstactkc.org.

Announcing: Our 2023-2024 Season

Why "Premiere" and "Family" Series?

The “Premiere Series” label gives us the opportunity to stretch our boundaries and pick new, exciting, and less standard shows. Second, it allows us to be upfront with parents and families about some advanced or difficult material and topics covered in these shows. No show on our season will compromise First Act KC’s core values, but we firmly believe that by engaging with difficult topics through the lens of theatre, and by doing it will full-knowledge of our faith-based and educational mission, we are able to give our students a safe and nurturing space to learn and understand a wider range of theatre.

Our “Family Series” shows will be the classic titles you’re used to, plus a few new ones. These will be the First Act KC productions you know and love – accessible for all ages, all audiences, and all families! And plenty of amazing singing, dancing, and acting that will leave you saying, “I can’t believe that was a youth theatre production!”

2023-2024 Season

Premiere Series: Merrily We Roll Along

Goppert Performing Arts Center at Avila University


Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals.

Dance Studio: Once Upon a Dance

B&B Live at B&B Theatres Shawnee 18


Join us for our annual dance recital at B&B Live! See students from ages 3-18 showcase what they have learned this year in Dance Classes.

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.