Theatre for everyone, made by kids.

Fall 2019

It’s nearly midnight, of course, and our troubled protagonist is having difficulty sleeping … or so he thinks. With the Raven acting as a grim and mischievous tour guide, both the positively dead and the presumed living give breath to thrilling Poe retellings of his greatest works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven” and more.

Auditions (ages 9-18)
August 22 & 23 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.), August 24 (10 a.m. – Noon)

Show Dates:

October 25 & November 1 (7 p.m.)
October 26  & November 2 (3 p.m.)
October 27 & November 3 (3 p.m.)
On stage at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road

Shakespeare: All the World’s a Stage

The  Shakespeare intensive program is designed to give students in-depth instruction  focused on Shakespeare’s work and performing Shakespeare. Students are not  required to have any prior experience or knowledge and will be taught everything  from the beginning.

The program will begin September 7 and will take place on most Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 1  p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The program will end in January with a special showcase on Saturday, January 18. Registration is $110  per student. View the Shakespeare Program Flier (PDF) here.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors and community granting agencies for their support for AECT programming and operations.






AECT is a 501c3 Nonprofit organization that enables children’s theatre programming. We cast kids in all our shows, and kids make up our crews as well. That’s right, kids act, sing, direct, light, design and build sets, design and apply stage makeup, costumes, props, usher, and more.

We make this happen by bringing in expert mentors to teach and guide children from all walks of life to create excellent live theatre productions.

Find out about how to support our mission by exploring our links in the sidebar. There is also information about our Board, municipal partnerships, and production and events.