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1776 – The Musical

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1776 The Musical

America’s Prize Winning Musical
Music and Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Book by PETER STONE
Based on a concept by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Original Production Directed by PETER HUNT
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by STUART OSTROW

Directed by Walter Loope
Music Directed by Jacob Lash
Produced by Dawn Fansler

 

 

Performances: October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

Order Tickets:  $18 Seniors (60 & above)/ Students (4-18), $20 Adults

 

Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence… if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

Greater Tuna – Comedy

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Greater Tuna

Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams
Directed by Don Bachmann
Produced by Don Richardson

Performances: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

 

Order Tickets: $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

“Greater Tuna” by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard, is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third-smallest town–where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens (20!) that make up this town are portrayed by only by 2 performers. Which makes this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna–men, women, children, and animals. As Tuna’s citizens parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory, commenting on life, politics, and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick.

Curtain Times for 2017-18

Curtain times for all Friday and Saturday evening performances for the 2017-18 season will be 7:30 pm. Our Sunday performances will be 2 pm.

Upcoming Auditions

Upcoming Auditions: Scroll down to see the audition information for all of our upcoming shows.

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Auditions 
FridayNovember 10 at 7pm
SaturdayNovember 11 at 1pm 
Callbacks if needed,  Sunday, November 12 from 12-2.

Location
Progressions Dance School  331 Walker Dr #6, Warrenton

Audition Requirements
Prepared Comedic Monologue
Cold Readings
List of Conflicts
A Picture you don’t mind parting with. 
Please bring this completed Audition Form with you to the audition.

Any questions, please email the director Scott J. Strasbaugh at strasbaughs@gmail.com.

Cast

Sidney Bruhl – 40-50

Classy, clever, devious, dashing, polished, jaded, witty, wry, distinguished. Once a celebrated playwright on the Broadway scene, his recent flops and concurrent writer’s block have chiseled him into a man now defined by a savage hunger for a new hit play and a seeming willingness to go as far as murdering to get it.  Driven not only for his professional resurrection, but to regain his reputation.  Secure his fortune, and win the passion of a younger playwright.

Clifford Anderson – 25-30

Charming, charismatic, cunning, brilliant, innocent, devious, smarter than he appears. A mannerly, good‐looking young man who is star‐struck by the famous, older playwright, and eagerly intent on making a name for himself with a successful thriller of his own. A member of Sidney’s drama seminar, he seems delighted to collaborate with him on a thriller. Murder does not appear to be on his agenda, but like Sidney, Clifford is driven and has more up his sleeve than meets the eye.

Myra Bruhl – 40-50

Emotional, nervous, aloof, gleeful with a little bit of a dark streak thrown in. A match to Sidney, she is sophisticated and upper class. She is incredibly supportive of Sidney’s career and altering moods. Sweet, caring, emotional, nervous, even skittish, she suffers from a heart condition. She married Sidney eleven years earlier, just as his reputation was declining and his string of flops was beginning to grow. She is now his primary financial support. She did not get what she bargained for, but hides it well.

Helga ten Dorp – 40-60 – Dutch accent is needed., even if its possibly a bad one

Eccentric, mysterious, sensitive, strong, determined, confident, and a bit scary. Her magical powers are very real and potent. She’s a celebrity and buys into the show of her gift. Is disarming and brave when faced with pain & violence. Combines the uncanny powers of psychic divination with the everyday frailties of a dotty old lady,she has her own style to sensing and feeling.

Porter Milgrim – 30-60

Pragmatic, observant, confidential, stoic, meddlesome, direct, surprising. Professional & personal long‐time‐friend to Sidney. A blend of New England decorum and obscene vice. By day an upright lawyer, by night he makes dirty phone calls in a fake voice to his friends.

 

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Audition Dates
Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 16 at 1pm
Callbacks, Sunday, December 17 at 2pm

Location
TBD

 

 

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presented in memory of award-winning costumer Susan Kirk Noe

Audition Dates

Friday, January 19, 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 20, 10:00 AM
callbacks Sunday, January 21, 2:00 PM

Audition Location

Hope Christian Fellowship (4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton, VA)

Be Prepared

Arrive promptly to sign in and be ready to go at the beginning of auditions! Prepare a song from a Broadway musical (other than Big Fish), and bring either piano sheet music or recorded trax without vocals (either CD or digital to plug in from a headphone jack). You may be asked to perform a “cold reading” from the show. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes; you will be asked to learn and perform a brief piece of choreography. Bring your completed Audition Form-Big Fish as well as a head shot.

Performance Dates

May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Synopsis

Edward Bloom has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love that stops time in its tracks, and framed by heroics that push the limits of believability. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, insisting on a rational rather than a fantastical account of one’s life. When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, Big Fish is a magnificent “big fish” of a tale, itself — spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love.

Cast

Edward Bloom — a loving husband and father who leads a complex imaginary life with many fantasy friends; requires a singer, dancer who ages from 18 to 60+; a huge heart, a great sense of humor and a vivid imagination. (bari-tenor, G2 to G4).

Sandra Bloom – Edward’s wife, a loving wife who completely understands her husband and who seeks and believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son. This is the leading female role that requires an actor who ages from 18 to 60+ and who is both a strong actress and singer – and very good mover. (soprano with mix/belt, G3 to E5)

Will Bloom – Edward’s son, a realist and a pragmatist; and the polar opposite of Edward. His journey of reconciliation with his father is the story of the musical. This is the second male lead and requires a strong actor who sings beautifully. (tenor, C#3 to G4)

Jenny Hill – the other woman, one of Edward’s early childhood friends who he forgets but then who later becomes the recipient of his kindness. This supporting role also requires a good actress, singer, and mover who ages from 18 to 60+. (mix/belt to E5)

The Witch – the earliest and most fantastic of Edward’s “imaginary” acquaintances, who shows him how he’ll die. This supporting role requires a strong, singer-dancer with commanding acting skills. (mezzo with high belt, useable F3 to F5)

Josephine Bloom – Will’s wife, a lovely young woman who provides balance for Will’s pragmatism. With Sandra, she supports and helps guide Will’s journey toward reconciliation with his father. This supporting female role requires a strong actor-singer. (mix/belt to C#5)

Young Will – 8-12 years old – The young version of Will is intrigued by his father’s stories, but already starts to doubt their truth. With his father always on the road, he feels he is the man of the house (voice B2 to C5)

Karl the Giant – a giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends. This supporting role requires an actor who is 6’6” or over. Through Edward’s friendship, he grows from being a ‘beastly’ outcast to a highly successful businessman. This supporting role requires an actor who acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances. (bass, A3 to D4)

Amos Calloway – a werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends. Masquerading as a ringmaster of a broken-down circus, he begins as Edward’s tormentor but then, through Edward’s acceptance, he accepts himself and becomes highly successful. This supporting role requires an actor-comic who acts, sings, and moves well. (baritone, C3 to F5, touches a G5)

Don Price – Edward’s childhood frenemy, an early buddy, bully, and rival for Sandra’s hand. This is a supporting role requires a strong actor with a comic sensibility, a good singer and has movement skills. (baritone, C3 to F#4)

Zacky Price – Don’s younger brother (high school, college, and aging to later). Zacky is somewhat nerdy and easily-spooked, a shadow of the older brother he idolizes. He ultimately becomes instrumental in helping save the town of Ashton. The performer needs STRONG comic chops. Vocal range: Tenor to sustained A-flat.

Ensemble – Wedding Guests, Citizens of Ashton, Circus Performers, Alabama Lambs, singers & dancers

 

 

2017-2018 Membership

FCT survives and thrives through membership donations! Your membership to FCT is a way to give tax deductible donations to the organization as well as be updated and informed throughout the season.

As a member of FCT  donating $50 or more:

1. you will be invited to all opening night receptions to each of the main stage shows

2. Receive the monthly E Newsletter, the Spotlight

3. Be invited to an annual meeting luncheon banquet in June

4. You will be eligible to vote on important FCT matters

5. Complimentary tickets as outlined on form

Join FCT as YOU the members are the lifeblood of the organization!

2017-2018 Season of Shows

The show line-up for 2017 – 2018 has been released! What a year we have planned for YOU!

FCT’s Main Season of shows kicks off in October, 2017!

1776 logo1776 The Musical

America’s Prize Winning Musical
Music and Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Book by PETER STONE
Based on a concept by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Original Production Directed by PETER HUNT
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by STUART OSTROW

Directed by Walter Loope
Music Directed by Jacob Lash
Produced by Dawn Fansler

Performances: October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

Tickets:  $18 Seniors (60 & above)/ Students (4-18), $20 Adults

Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence… if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

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Greater Tuna

Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams
Directed by Don Bachmann
Produced by Don Richardson

 

Performances: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

Tickets: $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

“Greater Tuna” by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard, is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third-smallest town–where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens (20!) that make up this town are portrayed by only by 2 performers. Which makes this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna–men, women, children, and animals. As Tuna’s citizens parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory, commenting on life, politics, and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick.

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Written by Julian Wiles
Directed by Lucia Hanover
Asst Director Betsy Hansen
Produced by Amanda Gibson

Performances: December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

 

Tickets: $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town’s inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town. A moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation, FrUiTCaKeS provides audiences with a heaping helping of holiday warmth and Christmas cheer. 

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Written by Ira Levin
Directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh
Produced by Evelyn Rice

Performances: January 26, 27, 28, Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

Tickets: $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

THE STORY: Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Will McLeod
Produced by Rodrigo and Rebecca Pool

Performances: March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

Tickets: $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

 

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presented in memory of award-winning costumer Susan Kirk Noe

Directed by Scott Heine
Asst Director Isabella Lash
Music Directed by Jacob Lash
Produced by Dawn Fansler

Performances: May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm

Tickets: $18 Seniors (60 & above)/ Students(4-18), $20 Adults