Actor’s Express joined the nationally-recognized Blue Star Theatre initiative on September 6.

The Blue Star Theatre initiative connects theatres with military families by offering discounted tickets to military personnel, veterans, and their families. Becoming the 179th Blue Star Theatre in the country, Actor’s Express follows other Atlanta theatres including the Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, True Colors, Serenbe Playhouse, and Aurora Theatre.  

The Blue Star Theatre Initiative is a collaboration between the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Blue Star Families. In recognizing the huge contributions of those in service, Blue Star Theatres seek to help these families become easily integrated into their community by making arts offerings of all kinds an easily accessible price.

About Actor’s Express
Actor’s Express is a theatre that challenges and reflects contemporary human experiences in an inclusive environment. We seek to jumpstart individual transformations through the shared adventure of our live performances, which range from daringly provocative to audaciously hilarious. We firmly believe the relevance and vitality of the American theatre depends upon a continual infusion of new work and the nurturing of new playwrights. Playwrights are the chroniclers, critics and prophets of our times. They offer stories about the way we live, love, and sacrifice, and provide new insights into our shared humanity. Actor’s Express is committed to championing the emerging voices of the American stage. Click here for more information.

About Blue Star Theatres
The first launch of the program was September 28, 2012, with 22 theatres participating. When the second launch event was held in Denver on October 19, there were 57 participating theatres. There are currently 179 participating theatres spanning 42 U.S. states and territories. Through Blue Star Theatres, we plan to help better connect theatre offerings to military personnel across the United States. TCG is pleased to periodically offer Blue Star Theatres in good standing the ability to apply for a grant toward deepening their engagement with local military families. Click here for additional information.

Pictured above: The cast of Actor’s Express’ production of Head Over Heels. Photo by Casey Gardner.

About Sally Henry

A writer with a passion for building relationships and telling people's stories, Sally Henry is a freelance arts and entertainment journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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