Active and Creative Teen Theatre

ACTT stands for Active and Creative Teen Theatre. ACTT was created in 1997 and is a teen theatre organization receiving direction and support from Springfield Theatre Centre’s Board of Directors. ACTT allows young people aged 13-19 to be involved more directly in what goes on during the production process both onstage and off.   They have their own Board, manage and raise their own funds, make their own decisions, and produces two major shows per year, as well as hold open mic nights and various other smaller venues for teens to display their talent. The shows are produced, directed and acted by teens, receiving adult supervision and guidance throughout the rehearsal period.  ACTT will be doing outreach activities to get people interested in their program. Activities might include frisbee golf, movie nights, game nights, etc.

ACTT is open to any teen aged 13-19. If you are interested in getting involved with ACTT or have any questions, please email for more information.

Midsummer/Jersey Auditions

Location: The Hoogland Center for the Arts

Date/Time: May 17 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Callbacks will be at 1:00 pm, if they are needed

Rehearsals will begin on May 19 with a read-through and meet the parents meeting from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Rehearsals will be every week, Monday-Thursday.

Performances are June 27-29 in the LRS Theatre at the HCFTA.

Synopsis: Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day Wildwood, New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed woodsprite. From –Samuel French, Inc.

Character List: 

The Adults

Patricia Platt – Wildwood High School principal. Intelligent, middle-aged female


Chris Athens – Governor of New Jersey, early 40s, young and hip, good guy
Hippolyta – Governor’s fiancé, smart, upbeat and sensitive
Phyllis Trait – Governor’s secretary, always carrying a note pad and checking items off
Justine DiCarlo – Governor’s chief of staff, Mia’s (Cookie) mother
Rufus DiCarlo – Justine’s husband, Mia’s father,shy and afraid of Justine, his wife

The Four High School Crushes

Mia “Cookie” DiCarlo – a volatile ball of energy, sassy, bold and emotional; in love with Lyle
Lyle “The Understatement” Fagioli – farcical macho lover, buff and self-confident; in love with Mia
Denis – in love with Mia (Cookie), buff and self-confident, had a “thing” with Helene
Helene – in love with Denis; romantically tormented, also sassy and emotional; works at the lobster place in Matawan; a taller version of Mia

The Hair Salon Attendants – they are practicing their play of Romeo and Juliet in hopes of being chosen to perform for the Governor and Hippolyta on their wedding day. They are below:

Patti Quince – owns the salon
Nikki Bottom – stylist; has an over-inflated opinion of her own acting talent; overacts everything and wants to play every part of the play within the play
Franci Flute – tanning specialist
Janet Snug – manicures, very shy
Terri Thumbs – massage
Robert Sudds – shampoo specialist


Oberon – king of the fairies, extraordinary in looks, dress and attitude
Oberon’s Crew/Boys – If we have enough audition we may use these roles.
Titania – queen of the fairies, extraordinary in looks, dress and attitude, she and Oberon are fighting because she didn’t buy him the muscle car he wanted for his birthday
Robin Goodfellow (Puck) – endearing and mischievous sprite; Oberon’s messenger

Titania’s fairies:


Any questions can be emailed to, which will directly contact Abigail Cline (Director), Dale Spoon (Assistant Director), or Kevin Cline (Stage Manager).