OCT’s O-ACT Program Earns Statewide Recognition 


Pictured right are students, parents and OCT staff that accompanied the students to the Alabama Conference of Theatre for Youth Festival, as well as the six students who made the All-Star Cast. Pictured left to right: JD Higgenbotham, Lizzy Lovell, Rosie Fain, Dalton Ruth Bendinger, Hadley Nobles and Gabrielle Lurns. 



On Saturday, Feb. 25, a group of Opelika Community Theatre O-ACT Academy students took the stage in Montgomery at The Alabama Conference of Theatre’s Theatre for Youth Festival. 

The Theatre for Youth Festival celebrates excellence in Alabama’s middle school and community drama/theater programs. It is a scaled-down version of the Trumbauer Festival for high school students and gives students in fourth through eighth grades a venue for exhibition, competition and observation to experience theater in action. 

Out of 150 entries competing in 14 categories, the group of 18 OCT students received 15 Superior and three Excellent rankings. An All-Star cast was announced, and OCT tied with Thompson Middle School for the most entries making the All-Star list. There were 10 schools, one community theater and one private theater group represented. 

OCT’s O-ACT Academy offers classes in acting and musical theater for ages 3 and up. 

With a combined total of over 40 years of experience, OCT’s staff provides a welcoming, nurturing and accepting environment to encourage each student to reach their maximum talent potential. Each prospective student is invited to try a free class. Contact OCT by email at opelikatheatrecompany1@gmail.com or call 334-400-9660.

For more infomation visit www.opelikatheatrecompany.com


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