Wisconsin AACTFest 2019

Verona Area Community Theater (VACT) is pleased to announce:

Wisconsin AACTFest 2019
January 18-20, 2019
Verona Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., Verona, WI 53593

Community theaters from around the state will attend and perform a one hour show or cutting of a show for the opportunity of advancing to a regional round of competition to be held in April in Kokomo, Indiana. The winners at regionals will advance to the National Competition this June in Gettysburg, PA.

Keep reading for ways you can participate in this year’s festival!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the American Association of Community Theatre.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Wisconsin Association of Community Theatre.


Cost: $50 per entry

Enter your one hour show or one hour cutting of a longer show for the chance to advance to regionals! If you have any questions about eligibility for entering, email Dee Baldock.

Entries will be limited this year because of limitations with the facility. All tech times will take place outside of school hours. We will ask local companies to have tech time on Friday afternoon and evening and the remaining groups will be on Saturday morning. Performances will take place Saturday afternoon and evening. Priority will be determined by the entry postmark date.

Hotels with special rates:
Super 8, 131 Horizon Dr. Verona = $84 (608-440-9712)
Hyatt Place, 846 Liberty Dr. Verona = $110 (608-497-3223)
Wyndham Garden, 2969 Cahill Main, Fitchburg = $99 (608-274-7200)

Other attractions in the area include:
The New VACT Building
The Epic Software Campus
ETC located in Middleton

CLICK HERE to register a group. After you complete your registration form, you will be asked to submit payment.


Anyone is welcome to purchase tickets to see the individual performances! (See Below). However, for an individual registration, you get so much more! Purchase an individual registration and you will have access to multiple networking events and entry into all of the performances.

Cost: $85 for WACT Members, $95 for Non-WACT Members

Your individual registration includes:

  • All of the performance entries.

  • The Friday evening party

  • The Saturday Lunch

  • The Saturday evening party

  • The Sunday Brunch (where the winners are announced)

CLICK HERE to register an individual. After you complete your registration, you will be asked to submit payment.


More information about purchasing tickets for individual performances will be available soon!


VACT will be presenting The Giver directed by Allen Ebert. Auditions for this show will be held December 3rd and 4th at the VACT Building.

CLICK HERE to learn more about auditions and the production.
CLICK HERE to fill out the required online audition registration form.

The parts are as follows:

  • FATHER: Jonas’ good-natured father

  • MOTHER: Jonas’ good-natured mother

  • LILY: Jonas’ 7-year-old sister

  • JONAS: 11-year-old about to grow older

  • ASHER: Jonas' best friend, also 11 years old

  • FIONA: another friend of Jonas, also 11

  • CHIEF ELDER: the master of the ceremony

  • THE GIVER: an old man about to change

  • ROSEMARY: a young girl from the past

  • VARIOUS VOICES: members of the community

Any Questions? Email Dee Baldock.