Christie Clark

Youth Show and Camps Announced

FCT has announced their YOUTH program for this spring and summer. 

FCT presents Into the Woods, Jr. Directed by Cathy Davis, June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
Auditions are set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24 with callbacks Feb. 25. Please check back for Location and Times.

Summer CAMPS:

Please check back next week for audition forms. The camps fill up very quickly. We hope to have registration and forms ready by early this next week.

Summer Spotlight Showcase (non musical camp), Director Brianna Williamson July 9-13, 2018 1 week day camp
Click here for details pertaining to this camp!

Madagascar, Jr. (musical), Director Lucia Hanover July 23-August 3, 2018 2 week day camp with two performances on August 3 at 7:30 pm and August 4 at 2:00 pm.

 

40th Anniversary Gala

 
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YOU are invited to FCT’s Fundraising Gala

Dinner, Dessert
Silent Auction, Raffles, Wine Grab 
Entertainment

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Inn at Vint Hill 

           Tickets $50 each are available NOW! 

 

Deathtrap

deathtrap logowritten by Ira Levin
Directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh
Produced by Evelyn Rice

January 26, 27, 28, Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2 pm
PG 13 due to adult theme

Tickets $15 Seniors (60 and above) and Students, $17 Adults

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. 

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

 

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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!

 

deathtrap logoDeathtrap

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
PG 13 due to adult themes

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

The Story: The war is over. Pedro Prince of Aragon, with his followers Benedick and Claudio, visits Leonato, Duke of Messina, father of Hero and uncle of Beatrice. Claudio falls in love with Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. Beatrice and Benedick despise love and engage in comic banter. The others plot to make them fall in love with each other, by a trick in which Benedick will overhear his friends talking of Beatrice’s supposed secret love for him, and vice versa. Meanwhile Don John, the prince’s misanthropic illegitimate brother, contrives a more malicious plot with the assistance of his follower Borachio: Claudio is led to believe that he has witnessed Hero in a compromising situation on the night before her wedding day – in fact it is her maid Margaret with Borachio. 

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

 

Big Fish LogoBig Fish
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
Family Friendly
**This show will be performed in the theatre of Hope Christian Fellowship at 4173 Bludau Dr., Warrenton (Just around the corner from the Vint Hill Theatre).

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

The Story: 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.