FAQs - Miscellaneous
Where can I find more info about youth theatre opportunities?
Visit CincyTheatreKids.com, a youth-focused theatre website devoted to children, teens, and parents within the greater Cincinnati area.
Any tips for quickly and effectively memorizing lines?
As a matter of fact, we have some excellent and proven advice for memorizing lines. We recommend reviewing the following articles in the following order:
I want to learn an accent/dialect. What's a good resource?
There are some limited resources out there...some not very good, presumably others are good. However, we are personally aware of some very good success with the Acting With an Accent series of CD's from Dialect Accent Specialists, Inc.
I'm new to theatre. Do you have a glossary of "theatre terms"?
Do you rent or build your sets?
We have built nearly all of our set pieces for every production to date. We consider our organization extremely fortunate to have the volunteer efforts of very gifted set designers, set painters, and builders.
Do you offer acting classes or summer programs?
We periodically offer acting classes. Additionally, there are a number of fine "theatre camp" programs in the surrounding community. For example, the Lebanon Theatre Company has an excellent "Beginners" and "Returners" camp every year. For a list of other theatre camp programs we are aware of, click here.
Can I suggest a show for Acting Up to do in the future?
Absolutely! We are always interested in suggestions. Would you prefer more musicals or non-musicals? Is there a specific show you would like to see? Of course, a lot of factors go into deciding what show we will ultimately produce. However, the more requests we get for a particular production, the more likely you will see us bring it to life. E-mail us at ActingUp@ActingUp.com with your suggestions; please include the subject header "Future Show Suggestion."
When will you announce your next show?
Information on our present and future shows can be found on the Current Show page.
May my parents attend rehearsals?
An emphatic yes! Parents are not only welcomed, but are encouraged to attend rehearsals. Your kids and our production team work hard and have a great time -- we want the actors' parents to share in the experience! All we ask is that the parent be quiet and respectful of the rehearsal process. This is a time when the parents "should be seen, but not heard." Please, no toddlers or babies (unless they are fast asleep!), as they are too much of a distraction to the actors and the director. Thanks in advance for your understanding.