Christie Clark

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: Greater Tuna and Fruitcakes

  • Auditions for Greater Tuna

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 Audition Dates
Friday, August 25 at 7 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 1 pm
Callbacks August 27 at 3 pm

Location to be determined.

 

Greater Tuna has 2 male characters that play 10 roles each. With lightening fast costume changes the characters are portrayed seamlessly to make the show an uproaring comedy. The setting is 1980’s in Texas.  The play is notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. 

Performed by the character Williams:
  • Charlene Bumiller – Daughter of Hank and Bertha Bumiller, and sister to Stanley and Jody
  • Jody Bumiller – Youngest child of Bertha Bumiller, followed constantly by “eight to ten dogs”
  • Stanley Bumiller – fresh from reform school; twin to Charlene, and he later talks to the dead judge gloating how he killed him
  • Vera Carp – Town snob and vice president of the Smut-Snatchers of the New Order
  • Petey Fisk – Employee of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
  • Didi Snavely – Owner of Didi’s Used Weapons (“If we can’t kill it, it’s immortal”)
  • Arles Struvie – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK
  • Chad Hartford- A reporter from Houston who comes to interview Bertha
  • Phinas Blye- A politician from Indiana who runs for City Council every election
  • Harold Dean Lattimer- OKKK’s weatherman
  • Helen Bedd – waitress, Tastee Kreme Diner
Performed by the character Sears
  • Bertha Bumiller – wife of Hank and mother to Jody, Stanley, and Charlene; member of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order
  • Hank Bumiller- Husband of Bertha
  • Pearl Burras – Aunt to Bertha, who is, as Petey Fisk claims, addicted to killing dogs (in the play, called canicidal thumbitus)
  • Leonard Childers – Station Manager of OKKK for his talk show, “Leonard on the Line”
  • Sheriff Givens- Believes in old-fashioned jails
  • Elmer Watkins, head of the local chapter of the KKK, dedicated to making the town safe “for the right kind of people”
  • Yippy the dog- Pet of the month for five weeks in a row, yips a lot, and no one wants to adopt him
  • R.R. Snavely – UFOlogist, town drunk, and husband to Didi
  • The Reverend Spikes, president of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order
  • Thurston Wheelis – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK
  • Inita Goodwin – cook, Tastee Kreme Diner20

 

  • Auditions for FCT’s Christmas show, Fruitcakes

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Audition Dates
Friday, September 8 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 9 from 11:00 – 2:00 pm
Callbacks Sun., Sept 10 from 2:00-5:00 pm

Location to be determined. 

Be Prepared
Prepare a monologue that is no more than 3 minutes long. There will be cold readings from the script. Prepare to read more than one scene if necessary and multiple parts. Please bring a headshot that you do not mind parting with, a completed Audition Form – Fruitcakes, and a resume of shows you have been in.  Children: If you are choosing to audition for Jamie – please read the description carefully and choose a monologue that fits that description. All other children roles: you can choose any monologue – it does not have to fit character description. 

Performance Dates
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

ADULTS

Men

  • Mack Morgan – age 45 – 70 Sells Whirligigs and Christmas trees, kind, and stoic, quiet, strong and very well known and admired in community. Plays the Innkeeper in Christmas pageant
  • Beebo Dantzler – age 30 – 60 only policeman in small town decorates home outside very festively at Christmas. Well known, liked and depended on in town. Plays Caesar in Christmas pageant
  • Skeeter – age 30- 60 Fisherman and a poet, a very good poet and a genius. Loves his community and fishing most of all. Plays Joseph in Christmas pageant.
  • Rick Morgan – age 20 – 45 – Mack Morgan’s estranged son, walk – on role at end of play

Women

  • Miss Alice – age 50 – 80 – gentle and kind, loves to bake, especially special recipe fruitcakes for the whole town at Christmas time. Open and warm to all who meet her, plays an angel in Christmas pageant. Sister to Miss Sarah.
  • Miss Sarah – age 50 – 80 – grouchy and stubborn, will not engage unless she wants to. Loves to bake though, especially special recipe fruitcakes for the whole town at Christmas time. Plays an angel in Christmas pageant. Sister to Miss Alice.
  • Betty Jane – age 30 – 50 – Strong community mother and wife, PTO mom, volunteer, organizer of children’s activities year round. Directs and organizes the annual town Christmas pageant that includes Children and adults. Decorates home very festively at Christmas, very well known and liked. Married to Beebo Dantzler, town’s only policeman. Narrator of Christmas pageant
  • Mattie Sue – age 30 – 70 – Vibrant neighbor, has been married 6 times. Plays Mary in Christmas pageant.

Children

Boys

  • Jamie – age 12-17 – Runaway from city, ends up in small town and has to repay certain members of small town community for something he has done wrong. Suburban/urban teenager with jaded edge. 
  • Little Beebo – age 10 – 15 – son to Betty Jane and Beebo. Play’s Caesar’s servant in Christmas pageant rehearsal.
  • Sammy – age 10 – 14 – Plays Joseph in rehearsal for town Christmas pageant
  • Little Skeeter – age 10 – 14 – plays Innkeeper in rehearsal for town Christmas pageant
  • Little Larry – age 7- 13 – plays Wiseman in rehearsal for Christmas pageant
  • Little Billy – age 7 – 13 – shepherd or Wiseman in rehearsal for Christmas pageant
  • James (also plays Little Billy) – age 7-13 – Mac Morgan’s grandson, Rick Morgan’s son at the end of play

Girls

  • Sally – age 7 – 10 – Betty Jane and Beebo Dantzler Daughter, angel in Christmas pageant rehearsal
  • Meredith – age 10-14 – Plays Mary in Christmas pageant rehearsal
  • Pam – age 13-17 – Betty Jane and Beebo’s teenage daughter, friend to Jamie and helps mom with Christmas pageant
  • Frances – age 10 – 14 – plays narrator in Christmas pageant rehearsal
  • Amy – age 7 – 10 – plays angel in Christmas pageant rehearsal
  • Marybeth – age 7 – 10 – plays angel in Christmas pageant rehearsal
  • Joanie – age 7 – 10 – plays sheep in Christmas pageant rehearsal
  • Laura – age 7 – 10 – plays sheep in Christmas pageant rehearsal

 

 

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. 

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

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 Rodrigo Pool
Produced by Don Richardson

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

musical theatreA Special Broadway Musical
In Memory of Susan Kirk Noe
(Title will be revealed in September)

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

Due to copy right, we cannot print the name of this musical yet. We will be able to print the name and description of this Broadway Musical in September 2017. 

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