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Authentic Community Theatre (ACT)

Authentic Community Theatre is Hagerstown’s professional theatre community ensemble and arts education organization. ACT’s programming on stage at The Maryland Theatre ranges from a performance of community theatre, musicals, junior productions, team productions, to youth theatre summer camp.


Authentic Community Theatre presents Madagascar Jr.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Buy Tickets - Sat, June 4, 2022 • 7:00pm
Buy Tickets - Sun, June 5, 2022 • 2:00pm

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.   

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends — Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo — have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape — with the help of some prodigious penguins — to explore the world.

Bringing a Group? Contact our Box Office at 301-790-2000 for Group Discounts for this show!

Feel the Magic

Authentic Community Theatre Performing Arts Academy presents "Feel the Magic"

Camp runs July 18-23, 2022
Camp Showcase featuring camper's talents: Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 2 PM

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Ages: Students entering grades 1-12 + graduating seniors (Ages 5-18) Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage. Students will explore many styles of dance, drama and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer’s theme! Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT’s talented instructors.

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and hard work to their family, friends, and community at the end of the week (at the fabulous Maryland Theatre) on Saturday.

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Legally Blonde

Authentic Community Theatre 2 Week Intensive
Legally Blonde, Jr.

August 1-5, 2022 at ACT & August 8-13, 2022 at The Maryland Theatre
Camp Production on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 2 PM

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Ages:  Students entering Grades 3-12
Our 2-week Production Camp will start with a week at ACT (1000 Florida Ave) and end with a week at The Maryland Theatre with a full production (including sets, costumes, props, etc.) at the end of the second week!

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Legally Blonde

Authentic Community Theatre presents Legally Blonde the Musical

Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Buy Tickets - Friday, August 12, 2022 • 7:30pm
Buy Tickets - Saturday, August 13, 2022 • 7:30pm

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.