ANTIC, Actors-N-Theatre in Cuyahoga Falls, is an organization devoted to bringing theatre arts projects and classes to the people of Cuyahoga Falls and surrounding areas and promoting theatre in Ohio.
ANTIC is always looking for people to share in our productions. All types and experience level of actors, directors, staff and technical personnel are welcome.
ANTIC currently produces 3 shows a season: one in the spring, one in the summer, and one in the fall.
The spring show is known as the Family Gala because it is the show dedicated to youth. Families are encourage to come out and audition together for an experience the whole family can partake in.
The summer show focuses on teaching young adults about theater and adults. Giving all a fun summer activity.
The fall show is usually a mixture of both the spring and fall in ages. Having some young children, while mostly having teenagers to adults.
Auditions are posted Here, at our website, and in the local papers. Keep an eye out for auditions and remember ANTIC needs help on and off stage for each show!
The question of exactly when ANTIC, Inc. (Actors –N– Theatre in Cuyahoga Falls) was founded has been a subject of some debate.
Although ANTIC was officially incorporated as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt entity in 1984 most will cite 1983, the year the group staged its first production of “Godspell,” as its true beginning.
Producing “Godspell” was the brainchild of a group of enthusiastic Cuyahoga Falls High School drama students who were eager to extend their own theatre experience by staging their own production.
With the help of Marcy Grosswiller, the drama teacher and sponsor of the International Thespian Society Troupe, they were not only successful with “Godspell” but also launched their dream of their very own theatre company.
Once Godspell had been staged these drama students had been bitten badly by the theatrical bug and wanted to work on other productions.
The people of ANTIC had the love for theatre but they had no theatre to play in. Never one to let an obstacle get in the way of success, Marcy encouraged the troupe to perform wherever they could find playing space. For several seasons ANTIC successfully staged many outdoor productions and murder mysteries.
With limited playing opportunities, ANTIC went into hiatus and after a few years re-emerged in 1992. ANTIC performed for several fundraising events before finding its current home in 1993 at the Newell Theatre, located in the Quirk Cultural Center in Cuyahoga Falls.
ANTIC is proud be celebrating its 17th Season at the Quirk Cultural Center as well a very successful partnership with the Cuyahoga Falls Park and Recreation Department. It is thanks to our partners that we are able to offer quality theatre to our community.
ANTIC is run by a volunteer board of trustees and every show is a product of the many participants who donate their time for the love of theatre.