Welcome! This year the Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School celebrates15 years of excellence in the performing arts.

The Anthony Bean Community Theater (ABCT) was established in Spring 2000 to meet the growing demands of New Orleans area residents seeking a quality, culturally diverse, performing arts venue. The theater also met the needs of individuals seeking to learn the art of acting, set design and theatre management. In recent years, ABCT has become a vehicle to enter New Orleans' booming "Hollywood South" film industry.

ABCT is unique in that it is not only a major theater production company, but a year-round, open enrollment acting school serving both adults and children with an eclectic group of courses designed to meet the basic needs of individuals seeking careers in stage and screen acting, set design and theatre management.  

ABCT believes that the arts have the power to transform people's lives. Our Mission is simple: "to inspire those we serve through the magic of the arts."  The Hallmark of ABCT and that which separates us from "all the rest" is - diversity.  ABCT proudly presents the most diverse theater schedule in the New Orleans area.  Our programing fare includes, the classics; Shakespeare, August Wilson and Tennessee Williams as well as popular drama (Reflections and Misery), comedy (Jar the Floor, Steal Away), and musicals (The Color Purple, Simply Irma and The Phyllis Hyman Story). Most importantly, ABCT mounts original plays such as I'd Rather Be Rich and Say Amen, and showcases our talented kids in perennial favorites: Cats, The Wiz, High School Musical and 504.  

The goal of the ABCT Acting School is to provide an intense, high quality learning and performing opportunity in an atmosphere where young people are encouraged to set goals, take risks and view mistakes as an avenue for learning. ABCT opens students up to the greatness that lies within them and creates an awareness that the Arts are a constructive vehicle of personal expression.

Anthony Bean Community Theater boasts a full professional portfolio including video DVD Productions and an ABCT clothing line. In addition to children and adult acting classes, ABCT offers a youth theater, an after-school program, and the Anthony Bean Community Theater City Choir.  During the summer months, working in conjunction with the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission - ABCT also operates a summer day camp.

We at ABCT wish to express our sincere gratitude for your ongoing support over the past 15 years and we urge you to purchase your PASS for the upcoming season. Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing you at our next production.

Come and celebrate our Anniversary and you will agree.



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Written and Directed by Anthony Bean. The creative team includes: Dane Rhodes (scenic), Vic Woodward (scenic and lighting), Ms. B (costumes), Steve Burke Sr. (vocal arrangements), Staci Tolliver is the stage manager and Michelle Briscoe-Long as the production manager.

June 15, 2014…New Orleans, La. Pastor Sterling Washington Jr., leader of a mega church, preaches the strict teachings of Christ. The Bible is the revealed word of God and to go against God's word is the path to damnation. But Pastor Washington harbors a deep secret that challenges the core of his beliefs. His family and his church are at gravest risk. The Anthony Bean Community Theater presents a world premiere original gospel play, "Say Amen!” written by the theater's artistic director, Anthony Bean and starring recording gospel star, Kim Che're, and veteran performer, Roscoe Reddix, Jr.

KIM CHE'RE is a worshiper, singer, songwriter, dancer and Teacher are just a few words to describe the multifaceted ministry of Kim Che're! This native New Yorker has shared her gifts with the City of New Orleans as a radio announcer for KKNO, 750 AM and PRAISE 94.9FM. She has been one of the main acts at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 2007. She released her first cd through her ministry AKUA. Kim teaches vocal music, acting and dance in the Orleans and Jefferson Parish School systems. Kim Che're graciously serves as Worship Leader/Dance Director at Household of Faith Family Worship Church New Orleans where Antione M. Barriere is the Pastor.

starring recording gospel star, Kim Che're, and veteran performer, Roscoe Reddix, Jr. Other members of the cast includes Dominique Randolph, Yolanda Cephus, Nicole Washington, Tiffany Hayes French, Alphe Williams, Ronald Kennedy, Dwight Clay, Bobby Johnson, Justin Alexander Brown, Jessica Matthews and Michelle Briscoe-Long.

Roscoe Reddix, Jr.