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Painting Stories for 33 Years
March 31, 2012
In This Issue
Elisabeth von Trapp Concert!
Listening Loop Donated
Into The Woods
Youth Theatre
Scholarship Applications
Talent Show Winners

Like her grandmother Maria von Trapp, Elisabeth's Music Enchants Audiences Worldwide
An Evening with
Elisabeth von Trapp
at Fauquier Community Theatre
Saturday, April 28th 7:00 PM

For Elisabeth von Trapp, "the sounds of music" are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to the Kennedy Center.

Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp's guitar playing and singing,
From the family whose story inspired The Sound of Music
Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. Elisabeth has created her own artistic style: ethereal and earthy, yet delicate and powerful. Critics have called her voice "hauntingly clear", "joyfully expressive", and "simply beautiful".

Elisabeth has released five albums and has performed across the United States, Austria, China, and Russia. Her music has been featured on National Public Radio, BBC-Radio, Japanese National Radio and CNN Spanish Radio. She has appeared on CBS's Eye on People, ABC's Good Morning America and BBC-TV.
Elisabeth von Trapp - Singer, Songwriter, and Musician

No one leaves an Elisabeth von Trapp performance unchanged. Audiences of all ages are drawn by the promise of her famous name and awed by the beauty of her voice and musical arrangements; their hearts touched forever by the astonishing sounds of traditional and new works.

The family friendly concert at FCT on April 28th at 7 pm is sponsored by GEICO agent David Stinson, Sr. and Fauquier Hearing Services Owner, Diane Markva, Au.D.

Fauquier Community Theatre is located in Vint Hill
 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton

       Tickets: Adults $12, Students $8

        Must Purchase Tickets in Advance
www.FCTstage.org or
      Call 540-349-8760-Please leave
         a message
or email: tickets@fctstage.org.


Local hearing center brings HEARING ACCESSIBILITY technology to  



Fauquier Hearing Services has donated a Hearing Induction Loop System and installation to the Fauquier Community Theater. The plan for the donation began when one of Dr. Markva's patients decided to stop frequenting the theater programs due to inability to hear and enjoy the theatrical production.  


An induction loop system consists of a thin wire that is placed around the listening area. The wire is connected to a driver, or amplifier, which is in turn connected to the sound system of the theater.   


The sound from the microphones over the stage is amplified and circulated through the wire. The resulting magnetic energy field is detected and amplified by the "telecoil" or telephone switch circuitry common to many hearing aids and cochlear implants.  The end result is a high quality amplified reproduction of the original signal. 


Intelligibility for members of the audience who have compatible hearing aids (approximately 70% of aids are compatible) is greatly increased because distance, reverberation and environmental noise are almost eliminated. It's like having a direct wireless connection to the sound, amplified to each user's individual needs.   


Dr. Markva expects that installation of the induction loop at the theater will allow her patients and many more people with hearing loss to enjoy the theater again, or for the first time. "It's critical for people continue to get out, enjoy activities and share time with others as we age," says Dr. Markva. "We expect this to be one of many looping projects in the area. Offering induction loops is a great way to help hearing impaired persons in our community continue to enjoy their favorite activities, stay active and be engaged".   


Unsure as to whether you have t-coils in your hearing aid(s) or unsure of how to activate them? We recommend that you contact your audiologist, or the friendly staff at Fauquier Hearing Services will be glad to help you. Fauquier Hearing Services wants to be sure you can take advantage of the hearing loop at FCT - they can be reached at 540-341-7112 or 877-423-0035.  

Headset receivers are also available.

For more information, please contact -


Diane Markva, Doctor of Audiology

Fauquier Hearing Services/Listening Loop Technologies

493 Blackwell Rd., Suite 311

Warrenton, VA  20186


FCT's Upcoming Musical     



Into the Woods  

By Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Martha Lynch

May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 

Friday and Saturday 8PM 

Sunday 2 PM   


Sponsored by Airlie Conference Center 


An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in this fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. 


Tickets available at www.FCTstage.org or tickets@fctstage.org or by leaving a message at 540-349-8760. Tickets are $15 Students/ Seniors (60 and up) and Adults $17. 


Dinner and Show

Dinner at the Inn at Vint Hill immediately following the Sunday, May 6th (only) performance. Purchase your combined Dinner and Show tickets here.
Seniors/ Students $36 Adults $38 

  Youth Opportunities abound at FCT

More information about each of the following camps and performances will be available in the April Spotlight and will be posted mid - April on FCT's website under the Youth Theatre tab. Names of shows will also be announced once the performance rights are received. Stay tuned for auditions!

June 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Kids Show (ages 5-18)
Directed by Evelyn Rice 


June 29, 30, July 1
Teen/Adult One Acts 

 Performing Arts Musical Theatre Camp

July 16-27 (a two week 10:00-2:30 pm camp!)


August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Summer Youth Show (ages 16-23)
Midsummer's Night Dream 
Sponsored by GFWC Dominion Women's Club
 Directed by Hannah Malinowski 


Deadline in 2 days!

FCT is accepting Scholarship Applications for the 2012 FCT Scholarship Awards. Each year FCT awards scholarship money to three area high school seniors to be spent on furthering their education in the performing arts.

If you are a high school senior, please consider applying to the Fauquier Community Theatre's scholarship fund. The scholarship application process is open to all seniors in Fauquier or Prince William Counties, including students who attend home, public and private schools.

Your application can be obtained on this page of our website.

Thank you to the patrons of FCT who donate to the scholarship fund by participating in the 50/50 raffle at each of our productions and for attending events like FCT's Got Talent in which the proceeds of that event go directly to the scholarship fund.


 "FCT's Got Talent" show was a huge success. The Scholarship Fund was bolstered with the ticket purchases and all of the participants did a fantastic job! Congratulations to the following:   
1st Place - Spencer Kelly (Magic Act)
2nd Place - Katie and Rachel Rollins (Dance)
3rd Place - Grace Schwab (Vocals)


Honorable Mention (Bobby Vernaci, Keelin Nye, Sherice Aylor, Matthieux Roger, Joshua Vest, Cali Carter and Rebecca Rainey)

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