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.

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Written and directed by Anthony Bean, choreographed by MaQue Hollins, vocal directions by Steve Burke, costumes by Wanda (Ms. B) Bryant and starring former Councilman Oliver Thomas, Yolanda Cephus, Alvin Green and ABCT young actors, ages 8 thru 17

New Orleans, La. November 25, 2011. The Anthony Bean Community Theater Presents an original Christmas drama called, "The Blood". It's a Gospel youth play about Jesus Christ and faith. Oliver Thomas leads a cast of ABCT students in "The Blood", a light hearted drama about a lady (Yolanda Cephus) who takes in a group of foster kids and teaches them the true meaning of Christmas. Thomas plays a janitor who understands the children because he was once abandoned by his parents.

"The Blood", a Gospel youth play, is about a group of youngsters who are determined to find 'what's the big deal' with this Christ child who was born on this day. A 17-year old boy, Troy, (Alvin Green) discovers He is no ordinary baby and the blood running through His veins will change the World forever, including Troy himself. Come and experience Gospel and secular music at its best as we explore the true meaning of Christmas.

The cast members also includes: Daniel Fontenette, Jade Martin, Kayla Love, Tia Teamer, Jasmine Williams, Jazzlyn Duplessis, Macoi Hollins, Nyja White, Jada Williams, Joshua Williams, Taylor Miller, Gia Weber, Asia Nelson and Damany Cormier.

Oliver Thomas Yolanda Cephus Actors Oliver Thoma and Alvin Green

Actors Oliver Thoma and Alvin Green

Singers/Actresses Tia Teamer and Gia Weber

Singers/Actresses Tia Teamer and Gia Weber

The Cast

The Cast