News and Events

2017 Scholarships for High School Seniors

FCT annually offers scholarships to area high school seniors who desire to pursue higher education in the performing arts. The students can be from public, private or homeschooled. Attached is the application form which describes the criteria. Please give this information to any high school senior you think would like to be awarded an FCT scholarship.

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2017 Summer Youth Drama Camp

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Alice in Wonderland

FCT is hosting a Summer Youth Drama Camp this summer!! This will be drama and not a musical. We have qualified teachers coming in throughout the weeks to teach different aspects of theatre along with the rehearsing and performance of the play in just two weeks!!

2 Week Drama Camp
Culminating in a final production on July 28 at 7 pm and July 29 at 2pm
Ages 9-16
Directed By Isabella Lash
July 17 – July 28, 2017 10:00 AM – 3:00 pm
$300 per child, 2nd child same family $250

2017 Camp Registration Form

We will only be accepting 30 students. So, please get your registration in as soon as possible. You will receive an email confirmation that your registration has been accepted.

Director: Isabella Lash received her training from professional actors and master-teachers in both stage and film, including with widely acclaimed Masterworks Festival. Isabella is passionate about both practicing and sharing her craft and is currently pursuing a diploma in acting from The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. A trained soprano, she has played roles in over 30 productions in Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New York City. She began teaching acting privately in 2011 and has coached for community theatre groups and theatre camps. Isabella is currently employed as an acting teacher with Drama Kids International, an organization which seeks to change lives by providing children with acting experience and instruction in a fun and creative environment.

Upcoming Auditions

  • Auditions for The Secret Garden

    Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
    Music by Lucy Simon
    Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Directed by Ivy Elizabeth
    Produced by Walt Loope
    Sponsored by Meridian Financial
    Audition Dates:
    Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 pm
    Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 am
    Call Backs by invitation Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 pm
    Audition Location:
    Hope Christian Fellowship
    4173 Bludau Dr. Warrenton (in Vint Hill)
    Performance Dates:
    May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
    Be Prepared:
    There is no pre registration or appointments needed. You just come to one of the audition dates and times listed. Auditioners need to bring sheet music in the correct key with their 1 min to 1 min 30 second cut of music.  No Tracks and No A capella. The music should be a Musical Theatre piece in the style of The Secret Garden that best demonstrates their vocal range and abilities.  Please no songs from The Secret Garden.  Also asking for a 30 second to 1 minute monologue demonstrating your strengths. Please bring this completed audition form- Garden with you to the audition date of your choice. Character information can be found Here. Cast
    Questions:
    Contact the director, Ivy Elizabeth at IvyElizabethStudios@gmail.com.
  • Auditions for The Wizard of Oz
    By L. Frank Baum
    With Music and Lyrics of  the
    MGM MOTION PICTURE SCORE
    By Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
    Background Music By Herbert Stothart

    Ages 5-18

    Evelyn Rice Director
    Heath West Music Director
    Amanda Gibson Producer
    Alyssa Gilmore Choreographer
    Patrick Nye Stage Manager
    Audition Dates:
    Feb. 17 at 6pm
    Feb. 18 at 11am
    Callbacks by invitation only – Feb. 19 at 2pm
          Audition Location:
          The Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton, (located in Vint Hill)
          Performance Dates:
June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and June 15 (special performance)
         Please click here for character descriptions.
          Synopsis: When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man  missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion  who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.
           Audition Requirements:
There is no pre registration or appointments needed. You just come to one of the audition dates and times listed. Please be prepared to stay and wait until you have song and danced in front of the director. Once you have done both, you may leave the audition. This could take up to 2.5 hours.
A Prepared song, no longer than a minute, from a Broadway musical (bring a CD or sheet music). A piano player will be available.  A filled out Wizard of Oz Audition Form needs to be brought with you when you come, as well as a picture you don’t mind parting with and a current list of conflicts through June. You will be taught a dance, so please wear clothes you can move in.
Rehearsals:
If given a lead role, you will be expected to come to up to 4 rehearsal a week. If given a non lead role, you will probably attend 2 rehearsal a week until closer to performance time. All characters will be expected to attend every night rehearsals the 2 weeks prior to performance.
Rehearsal schedule will be Sunday 1-3 pm, Monday, Thursday and Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm and will be held at locations such as the Lutheran Church on 605 Warrenton, Sibby’s Restaurant downtown Warrenton, and Progressions Dance Studio Warrenton until 2 weeks prior to performance where all performances will be held at the theatre.
Questions:
Please contact the director, Evelyn Rice at evelyncarolrice@gmail.com.

2016-2017 Membership/ Donations

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!

2016-2017 Season of Shows

 

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Jan. 27, 28, 29
Feb. 3, 4, 5
Feb. 10, 11, 12

Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm

PG 13

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Adults $16
Seniors (60 and above) $14
Students/ Children (ages 3 -18) $14

The (Martin) Underpants

By Steve Martin
Adapted from Carl Sternheim,
Directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh
Produced by April Bridgeman

Synopsis:

The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Steve Martin, provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes’ home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

 

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March 17, 18, 19
March 24, 25, 26
March 31, April 1, 2 

Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm

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Adults $16
Seniors (60 and above) $14
Students/ Children (ages 3 -18) $14

Twelve Angry Men

Written By Reginald Rose
Directed by Hannah Butler
Produced by Don Richardson

Sponsored by Meridian Financial

1.5 hours long

Synopsis:

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you’ll be proud to present.

 

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May 5, 6 ,7
May 12, 13, 14
May 19, 20, 21

Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm

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Adults $18
Seniors (60 and above) $16
Students/ Children (ages 3 -18) $16

Family Friendly

THE SECRET GARDEN
Book and Lyrics by MARSHA NORMAN
Music by LUCY SIMON
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Ivy Elizabeth
Assistant Director Walt Loope
Produced by Ricardo Padilla
Music Directed by Ivy Elizabeth

Synopsis:

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

 

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FCT’s Current Newsletter – Spotlight

January 2017 Spotlight Newsletter

FCT’s Spotlight is a monthly publication E-newsletter. It contains information on the happenings at FCT including auditions, shows, special events, etc.  It is only sent once a month. Click below to enter your information.

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