Class Act Productions

  • The Little Mermaid Jr.

    35626ba1 1377 45ae b7b4 7b963b405321Thirty years ago, there was a renaissance at the movies. The Walt Disney Corporation released its beloved musical The Little Mermaid, based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. In addition to jump-starting the Disney animation division, The Little Mermaid brought a whole new generation to the wonder of a certain brand of family-friendly storytelling. The movie also spawned a Broadway adaptation, which has been revamped into a young-people’s version of the tune-filled stage spectacular. In honor of the movie anniversary, Class Act Productions in Altoona is staging The Little Mermaid Jr. starting next Friday, November 1.

     

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  • Mary Poppins Jr.

    Poppins Jr logoThe tale of the practically perfect nanny Mary Poppins comes to Class Act Productions (CAP-Altoona) and their youth theatre beginning November 2. It’s an occasion to be noted, both for the fact that they celebrate the beloved nanny’s birthday (one of the P.L. Travers original stories notes her birthday is November 1), and also commemorates that Mary Poppins Jr. is the 100th production by the Altoona group over its dozen year history.

     

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  • Hamlet

    0dec7200 b430 427b ac9e 0b9c496b8b78Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, and arguably one of the most well known in all of English literature. Making this work accessible to younger performers and audiences can be a great challenge, and yet that is the goal for Class Act Productions (CAP) in Altoona. This year’s CAP Classic production of Hamlet coincides with the city’s Altoona 150 celebration, and takes place in Haines Park beginning July 26th.

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  • The Von CAP Family Theatre

    7e2614d5 4d2d 4609 9730 90ef4e20925eYes, I know it’s the story of the Von Trapp Family Singers featured in the beloved favorite The Sound of Music. But when CAP-Altoona (Class Act Productions) puts on a show, it’s always a family affair. Their upcoming production (starting February 16) is, as usual, filled with kids.... many of whom have gotten their parents and other loved ones involved as well. 

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  • The Greatness of Youth

    Img 775For the last four summers, Class Act Productions (CAP) in Altoona has presented their Shakespeare in the Park series. Young people perform a Shakespeare classic outdoors in Haines Park, and get to experience the works of the Bard. For many of them, it's their first exposure to these great plays, and this year CAP is performing Twelfth Night, beginning August 3rd.

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