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Painting Stories for 35 Years
April, 2013
In This Issue
The King and I
Music on the Water
Youth Workshop
Spotlight on Nancy Daugherty
2013-2014 Season of Shows
WATCH Award Winners
Summer Camp
Teenage Volunteers Needed
Glass Harpist
Annual FCT Member Banquet

More detailed information is available on the website under the tab "auditions". All auditions are held in Vint Hill at HOPE Christian Fellowship, 4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
For Ages 5-18
Directed by Christie Clark
Music Directed by Hilary Pierce



Friday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm 

Saturday, April 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm 

Callbacks (by invitation only) Monday, April 15


See Website for information as well as an audition form.



NVTA One - Act Festival
By Chuck Smith
Directed By Nora Zanger   



Fri., April 12 from 7:00-9:00 pm and Sat., April 13 from 3:00-4:30 pm 



Zandra - 20's or 30's (a fortune teller - Gypsy accent a plus)
Doug - 20's or 30's (an average guy)
Jane - 20's or 30's (young, pretty)

See Website for more information.


House of Blue Leaves
For Ages 16-23
Directed By Sean Trapani

Friday, Apr 26 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Sunday, Apr 28 - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Sunday, Apr 28 - callbacks at 3:30 if needed

Ledge, Ledger and the Legend
By Paul Elliott
Directed by Hannah Malinowski

Friday, Apr. 26 -  7:00 - 9:00  pm and Saturday,  Apr. 27  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Callbacks on Sunday, Apr 28 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm

2 men + 1 either male or female

Monday and Fridays 7 - 9 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 12 pm
Youth Audition Workshop
Directed By Jen Faulconer

Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Cost: $40 per student
Students ages 5-18
Registration Form

FCT will only be accepting 10-12 registrations for this workshop. So, please get your registrations in as soon as possible. We want to give individual attention to the students.

Find out what directors look for when you're up for an audition. Students will learn how to choose an appropriate song for an audition, how to prepare, and have the opportunity to practice and ask questions. Students will leave with a lot of information and be well prepared for their upcoming auditions.

The day begins with a mock audition. Students will get a chance to be on both sides of the audition process; as the auditionee and as the "casting directors". Workshops are geared to strengths and weaknesses, as we celebrate these in each other. Students can expect honest, yet constructive criticism to help them achieve the art of auditioning and hear it from a casting director's perspective.

Part of the lesson in this workshop is to choose a song that you have not previously mastered, so please pick one from the website and prepare it at home for your "audition".


Spotlight On Nancy Daugherty

FCT first experienced this multi-talented thespian in 2008 in The Sound of Music as the elegant and vivacious Baroness Schraeder, Capt. von Trapp's intended bride before Maria came along. In addition to her singing ("No Way to Stop It", and "How Can Love Survive"), her set painting, which included an alpen vista, won her first Lofty award. The following fall found her as the courtesan Vibrata, in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, emulating a slinky jungle beast, and gaining two more Lofties for set dressing and painting which included turning the walls and columns into marble, sculpting a "marble" bust and adding countless touches suggestive of her character's trade.


In 2009, she displayed an additional talent as Director of The Miracle Worker, also designing, constructing, painting and dressing the set. Later that year she also designed, helped construct, and painted the set of Annie Get Your Gun and joined several ...Forum castmates in a sprightly, raucous production of Pippin for Prince William Little Theatre (reprising a high school experience). In 2011, Nancy was Stage Manager for The Diary of Anne Frank, as well as sound designer, and designing, constructing, painting and dressing the set, winning her another Lofty. For A Christmas Carol that year she painted the scrim curtain with scenery that dissolved to the stage scenery by light effects. Her painting in 2012 for And Then There Were None shared a Lofty credit. Then she played Cinderella's nasty stepmother in Into The Woods, winning another Lofty, and just recently, the W.A.T.C.H. Award (!), for set painting which included the faux stone fireplace and realistic fire. Just before last Christmas she was again a set painter for Santa's workshop for Elmer the Elf. Only recently she directed To Kill A Mockingbird, also serving as Stage Manager, set designer, constructor, painter and dresser.


A native of Lynchburg, Nancy studied Theater at Virginia Commonwealth University specializing in directing. She now lives in Linden and applies her amazing artistic skills for her decorating company, Motif, creating murals and faux wall surfaces, stone, woodwork and vegetation. Some of her gorgeous effects are displayed at  www.artmotif.net. Nancy sings in the choir of Calvary Episcopal Church in Front Royal and with other choral groups, and is studying for the ministry. Among her credits are writing and directing an original musical, Home Fires, and performing it in Ireland; also directing Amahl and the Night Visitors in Spanish, in the Dominican Republic. What can we expect next???


By Henry Baxley


Announcing 2013-2014 Season
Get your Season Subscription Now! 
(All five shows for the price of 4!)

Fiddler on the Roof
Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20

White Christmas
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 6-8, 13-15

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jan. 24-26, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9

Black Coffee
Mar. 21-23, 28-30, Apr. 4-6

Little Women
May 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

NON SEASON Production:

Smoke on the Mountain
Feb. 14-16, 21-23  

Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical: Tim Kirk, Into the Woods

Outstanding Properties in a Musical: Richard Perryman & Peter Fakoury, Into the Woods

Outstanding Set Decoration and Set Dressing in a Musical: Tim Kirk, Into the Woods

Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical: Nancy Daugherty, Into the Woods


Summer Musical Theatre   Drama Camp!!

Directed by Jen Faulconer
July 15-19, 2013 10 am - 2 pm
20 Hours plus Performance $285
Rising 3rd-8th Graders
                                               Registration Form

Placement Auditions will be Sat., July 13 - 1 - 3 pm
Performance 7pm on Friday @ 7PM

Kids: Do you dream of standing in the spotlight on opening night listening to the roar of applause from the audience? Then you'll love sharing your dreams with kids just like you who love the performing arts during FCT's Summer Musical Theatre Camp!

Students work together to put on the entire production. They will be leaning choreography and music, backstage techniques, as well as set building, and scenery design. Week intensive includes acting technique, musical theatre, team building, backstage etiquette, musical theatre history, sight reading, acting for the song, theatre history all while building confidence and encouraging self-discovery. Vocally they will explore diaphragm control, enunciation and diction, and breathing. Memorization and home study required.

Show name will be announced in May. Required placement Auditions Saturday, July 13 from 1-3pm. Children should prepare a 16 bar song from a Broadway show and bring their audition form with them. Everyone who signs up for camp is guaranteed a part -this audition is for placement in the show only. Directors will be looking for ability to move and overall performance aspect of audition. Cast list will be announced on Monday morning.


High School and College Students

FCT needs some volunteer help for the upcoming Summer Youth Drama Camp.
We have positions available for the following:

Help during auditions on Saturday, July 13th at Hope Christian Fellowship
Help during the camp week Mon., July 15 - Fri., July 19 from 10am - 2pm
Help during performance backstage on Friday night, July 19 from 6pm - 9pm

Please contact Christie at christie@FCTstage.org if you are interested.


Prepare to 'Be Amazed' by Noted Glass Harpist



"Music on the Water - From Mozart to Star Wars"  

By Dixie Walters


Fauquier Community Theatre is bringing area residents an opportunity to marvel at the unique musical talents of Jamey Turner, an internationally renowned "glass harpist." Turner will take the stage for two performances on April 6. His show, "Music on the Water - From Mozart to Star Wars" will introduce local audiences to his unusual method of performing music. 


Using water-filled glasses, Turner relies on the principles of sound to play a range of selections from Mozart to the theme from "Star Wars."Although he uses an unconventional instrument, there's no mistaking the melodies produced. Turner's rendition of "Ode to Joy" is as sharp and distinct as one played on a traditional instrument.


High-Profile Performances

Turner, an Alexandria resident, has been wowing audiences all over the country and even the world for some 30 years. He has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Disney World, the White House Easter Egg Roll and the National Cathedral, among other venues. He has also appeared on television programs such as "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and "The Tonight Show," when the late Johnny Carson hosted. In addition, he has performed with various orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. Turner also traveled to Japan last fall for a TV special.


Turner's imaginative performances involve audience interaction and education about his unique form of art. He often invites spectators to come onstage and join his one-man orchestra.


"This is a real family event that is enjoyable for all ages. There is something for everyone in the repertoire," says Debra Smyers, who was also responsible for bringing Elisabeth von Trapp to FCT for a sold-out performance last year.


Come be amazed at "Music on the Water - From Mozart to Star Wars," a show by international glass harpist Jamey Turner performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Tickets are $12 (adults and seniors) and $10 (students). Purchase tickets with the option of printing at www.fctstage.org or call 540-349-8760. Fauquier Community Theatre is located at 4225 Aiken Drive,  Warrenton, VA 20187.


Annual Member Banquet and Meeting

FCT invites all members from 2012-2013 to attend the complimentary luncheon at Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA on Sunday, June 2nd at 1pm. The afternoon will consist of a delicious display of food and desserts, cash bar, FCT entertainment and Awards as well as a brief meeting with informative information of where FCT has been and where FCT is going.

If you are not a member of FCT and would like to attend the entertainment and awards, this will begin at 2:30pm. Also, please consider becoming a member of FCT. Membership has several benefits including this complimentary annual banquet and complimentary tickets to our shows. For more information visit the member page of our website.

If you are a 2012-2013 member you may RSVP to Christie@FCTstage.org.

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