AFAA: Where Art Meets Life


 Opening Weekend!
One strange and dark year long ago, Halloween came early. It came on Oct. 24, three hours after midnight, to be precise. The exact same time that Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow show rolled into Green Town, Ill. As the town clock chimes 3:00, James Nightshade and William Halloway leave their beds to watch the train pull in, but there is no one manning the locomotive and no one in the cars behind. Yet the siren song of a calliope beckons all with impossible dreams and youth regained. First lured by its promises, the two boys will soon discover the diabolical truth about the carnival. Behind the Egyptian mirror mazes and the spooky cast of characters, including the Illustrated Man and deadly Mr. Dark, the cost of wishes can be the stuff of nightmares. Only Jim, Will and Will’s father can save the town from the sinister carnival that threatens to destroy it and them. Adapting his own literary classic for the stage, Ray Bradbury weaves a classic tale of good and evil, perfectly capturing the wonder of youth and Octobers of skies orange and ash gray at twilight. For those who still dream and remember, the show is about to begin.
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Proudly sponsored by:
Monster Mash Theatre Class!
Directed by: Holly Lindsay
Saturday October 3rd
9 am-3 pm
(with a special performance at 3 pm)
For students 8-12 yrs old.
Cost: $50

Monster Mash Theatre Class includes a make up class teaching your child how to
transform into all the creatures of Classic Hollywood horror movies. Children will learn how to apply make up, pick an appropriate costume, learn a dance to the Halloween classic Monster Mash, and learning a short play featuring these iconic characters!

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“Afflicted:  Daughters of Salem”
Saturday October 3rd – 3:00 p .m.
at the Eagle River Library
Saturday October 10th – 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
*Due to an increase of wildlife traffic at Braendelwood property, Afflicted: Daughters of Salem will be performed at the AFAA above AIH.

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In 1691 Puritan New England, fear and superstition were rampant. Singing, dancing and amusement of any kind was forbidden. The devil was everywhere. Five girls coming of age in Salem Village, desperate for release of their thoughts and feelings, find an ally in Tituba, a black slave who longs for freedom. Deep in the woods the girls make a pact and build a sisterhood. Then alliances are formed, promises made and broken, power taken. Afflicted: Daughters of Salem tells the story of the Salem girls—Abigail Williams, the leader, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren and Betty Parris, and the events that led up to the infamous Salem witch trials. This origin story examines how these teenage girls became accusers and caused 20 people to be put to death for witching. An interactive forum that explores the accusers and their community is built into the play, encouraging reflection and is ideal for complimenting classroom work. This play is a must for deeper engagement alongside any study of the Salem witch trials. Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, explores not only the history and causes of the trials but also how girls raised in oppression have negotiated alliances and power throughout history just as they do today.



Openings for Drum & Guitar Students!
Private lessons for all instruments are available on a limited schedule in the Summer 

 auditionnoticeCome and Audition for our 2015 Season!

Sorry, Wrong Chimney
Hansel & Gretel +The Princess & the Pea
The Music Man


Children’s Choral Ensemble

The AFAA Children’s Choir is currently in rehearsals for The Nutcrakcer: The Musical!  Directed by Holly Lindsay

Friday December 4th @ 5:00 pm
Saturday December 5th @ 11:00 am
Tuesday December 8th @ 4:30 pm
@ the Eagle River Library

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Art with Kenna Single

Art with KENNA!
Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Art in Theater
Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Advanced Painting
Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
more info & registration for all classes here


Community Orchestra
Community Orchestra now meets on
Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Available for weddings & other public events!





The AFAA is proud to present Illusionist Richard Kennedy and his Stage Fright Thrillusion Spooktacular!  
Macabre magic, silly spookiness and twisted illusions are accompanied by eerie music, a killer light show and awesome special f/x to give kids from 6 to 60 a night of thrills they’ll never forget! Kids love this stuff!   The show is crammed with 90-minutes of creepy, crawly, icky, yucky, spooky magic! Some of them will even get into the act … something that they, their friends and their parents will never forget!

October 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30
7:00 p.m.

Tickets here


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Sorry! Wrong Chimney! By Leo W. Sears, Jack Sharkey
Synopsis – David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. He tells her he’s working late at the office, but she finds out he isn’t at the office. A suspected other woman, hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and his gun toting fiancee, and a confused policeman adds up to a rollicking tale that is hilarious Christmas or anytime entertainment.


Glee-Fall 2015 preview concert

UAA Glee Club Fall Preview Concert
November 7th @ 7:00 p.m.
The AFAA welcomes back the UAA Glee Club!  Every Fall, the university’s exclusive large a cappella ensemble brings over a mini version of their Fall Concert to Eagle River.  The club’s concerts are known for their high energy and humorous antics. Take the opportunity to hear excerpts from their Fall Concert before anyone else!

Tickets Here



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