by Sam Willmot
directed by Adam Roberts
- Thursday, January 26th at 7:30 pm (Industry Night)
- Friday, January 27th at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, January 28th at 2:30 and 7:30 pm
- Sunday, January 29th at 2:30 (Industry Matinee) and 7:30 pm
Testing will take place at the Baker Center in Hyde Park, 3908 Avenue B (click for map)
- $10 in advance
- $15 at the door
- $5 Industry Night and Matinee Special Prices!
This ain’t yo mama’s SAT. Standardized Testing – The Musical!!!! is the hilarious and touching story of eight eccentric teenagers who set out to prove their self-worth on the single biggest day of their entire academic lives. In the process, they create and destroy friendships, learn to express their individuality, and sing and dance their hearts out. The award-winning score encompasses a wide range of musical idioms, from funky rock to roof-raising gospel, from sparkling show tunes to sultry rumba. Eat your balanced breakfast and get ready for a No. 2-pencil-tapping good time!
This January the advanced students of the Austin Conservatory of Theater face their fears, foes and futures in the first-ever fully staged production in Austin of Standardized Testing – The Musical!!!! New York writer Sam Willmott is the brainiac behind this hilarious and touching story of eight compulsive teenagers who, in the course of a standardized test, create and destroy friendships, learn to express their individuality, and sing and dance like maniacs.
Says Willmott, “I couldn’t be more thrilled for ACT to present the premiere production of my show. Adam’s galvanizing directorial insights and the unbridled enthusiasm of the cast are going to make this a truly not-to-be-missed production!”
(BTW, this test is totes rated PG-13 :).