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Painting Stories for 35 Years
June 2013
In This Issue
Disney's Aladdin
House of Blue Leaves
Summer Camp
Announcing the Lofty Award Winners
2013-2014 Season of Shows
Spotlight on Evelyn Rice
Board of Directors
Charlie Brown

 Fauquier Community Theatre  

Brings Disney's Aladdin Jr. to Life


Sponsored By St. Stephen's Episcopal Preschool


Written by Evelyn Rice


Take a magical carpet ride with Fauquier Community Theatre this summer when Princess Jasmine, Genie and Aladdin as you and they embark on an adventure filled with magic and mayhem. The Academy award-winning score includes favorite songs like "A Whole New World," "One Jump Ahead" and "A Friend Like Me." Come discover the lavish journey that awaits your favorite characters.


Directors Jeremy Vest and Evelyn Rice began their journey with the cast of Aladdin in February with auditions, but truly they began their adventure over a year ago with planning this delightful Disney musical.  They worked together to share vision, prop ideas, set ideas, production staff, vision for the show and character development.


Evelyn has loved the opportunity to work with Jeremy, having known him since elementary school it was a true opportunity to get to know him better. She says he is a "most mature, dedicated, professional co-director. For a 15 year old, he is reliable, sweet and I trust him with anything." Jeremy has enjoyed working with Evelyn because "it makes it easier to have a second opinion." This is Jeremy's first time directing a show and when asked what the challenges have been for him as a first time director he said, "to get his peers to really understand the things he is trying to tell them. It is hard to believe that as a 15 year old that they are taking my ideas & developing them." 


Jeremy is a huge fan of the Disney movie "because it brings out the inner child in me." Jeremy has learned that you "have to be patient and let the show develop as it goes on. You have to have a good relationship with the actors for them to understand your instructions." 


Michael Golder is playing the title role of Aladdin. He said, "There is a certain joy the character brings him because Aladdin can find hope in desperation." As an actor it has been helpful to Michael to have two directors as they "fulfill different roles, one focuses on the mechanical aspect of the scene and the other the emotions of the scene." Michael would like to add, "this show features a lot of talented young actors that will delight you as much as they have delighted me."


Joshua Vest, playing the role of the Genie has to play a very energetic character with tons of energy, enthusiasm and a bit of multiple personalities. This is a role that he very much pulls off with boundless energy. He has had the great honor of being directed by his brother, Jeremy. Joshua says, "at first it was nerve wracking, but then I got used to it. He is supportive of me in this role. He never gave up on me. Working with him means so much to me."


The show is being Directed by Jeremy Vest and Evelyn Rice, Produced by Patrick Nye, Music Directed by Evelyn Rice, Choreographed by Courtney Rice and stage managed by Jessica Hagy. Principal roles include Michael Golder as Aladdin, Joshua Vest as the Genie, Susanna Constable as Jasmine, Josh Colliluri as Sultan, Krispin Lawson as Jafar, Joshua Otten as Iago, Matthias Constable as Razoul, The Guards are played by Jeremy Vest, Isaac Ballinger, John Gebhardt, and the narrators are Ali Amado, Mia Amado, Olivia O'Hara, Isabella Cardine and Rebecca Kiser, Olivia Cardine as the Magic Carpet,  Keelin Nye is Abu and Ava Marie Yarbough is Rajah. Ensemble includes Shane Koehr, Kirk Noe, Seamus Koehr, Abby Constable, Ana Perrius, Aurora Perrius, Maura Kate O'Hara, Ella Slevin, Sienna Cardine, Emily Markley, Sherise Aylor, Sarah Spagnolo, Danny Spagnolo, Alicia Dennis, Sierra Aylor, Juliana Cardine and Carolyn Constable.


Disney's Aladdin Jr. will be performed at The Fauquier Community Theatre at 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187, located in Vint Hill, on June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2013. Fridays and Saturday performances start at 7:30 and Sunday performances start at 2:00. On June 29 there is both a 2:00 show and a 7:30 Show. Tickets are $12.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Students.  There is a combined Dinner/Show on June 23, 2013 with The Inn at Vint Hill.  Tickets for combined dinner and show are $32.00 for adults and $20.00 for Students. The characters will be at the Inn to visit and meet the patrons. The show is being sponsored by St. Stephen's Episcopal Preschool. Tickets are available online at www.FCTstage.org.


So come on down, stop on by, hop on a carpet and fly to FCT to see Aladdin! 


Summer Youth Showcase
House of Blue Leaves
Directed by Sean Trapani

Zoo attendant Artie Shaughnessy dreams of being a successful songwriter. What his mistress, Bunny Flingus, who lives downstairs from his Queens apartment won't tell him -- and what his insane wife, Bananas, tries to get through to him -- is that Artie's songs stink. On Oct. 4, 1965, the day Pope Paul visits New York City, Bunny convinces Artie to call his old school buddy Billy Einhorn, a famous film director from Los Angeles, to finagle a job writing music for Billy's movies. (After all, Bunny feels that with the Pope here, there must be "miracles in the air.") But before Artie can reach out to Billy, Artie's son, Ronnie, goes AWOL from Fort Dix, secretly preparing to blow up His Holiness at Yankee Stadium. Instead, when the bomb explodes prematurely, the victims include a deaf film starlet and two Sisters of Charity ... but no Pope. 


The youth (16-23 yrs of age) of Fauquier Community Theatre put on an entire production from beginning to end while in the roles of director, producer, stage and tech crew, and actors and actresses. Come support the youth and be entertained! 
July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 2, 3, 4
Tickets $12/$14

Summer Musical Theatre Drama Camp!!
Thoroughly Marvelous Maddie
Written and Directed by Jen Faulconer
Valerie & Josh Chinn
Angelica Walters
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, July 19

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!

About the Week
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.

About the Play
Maddie moves to a new school and clashes hard with all the different cliques. After a rough first day, Duncan, who happens to the SGA President, takes her under his wing and asks her to sit with him at lunch. Arriving home broken and on the edge of giving up, her mother encourages her to find a club to join to meet new friends. She tries out for cheerleading, the Academic Club, and the Future Farmer's of America... all of which prove to be a HUGE flop. The Art History teacher, Mrs. Preston, encourages her to look for a sign, reminding her that nothing is "Impossible". Later on the afternoon announcements, Maddie, who has always loved singing, hears about the Thespian Society's auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie and decides to give it one more go. She nails the audition, landing the part, an extra dose of confidence, and approval from the kids at school when she finally shows where her true talents lie.

Maximum singing opportunities for all campers. Solos for Maddie, Mom, Duncan, Mrs. Preston, Chelsea, Heather, Kimberly, Liz, Sam, Melissa, Academic Club and FFA members, etc.

Required placement Auditions Saturday, July 13 from 1-3pm at Hope Christian Fellowship. 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.
Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM  or  
Saturday, June 29 at 9:00 AM
(Callbacks as needed on Sun., June 30, 6:00 PM)

Audition Location
Hope Christian Fellowship
4173 Bludau Drive (Vint Hill)Warrenton, VA 20187



Be Prepared
Download and bring a completed AUDITION FORM (found on the audition page of FCT's website), and be prepared to sing a song a capella from a Broadway show (other than Fiddler on the Roof). You may be asked to dance as part of your audition; wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes. Included with the audition form is a full rehearsal schedule and a list of all of the character information for this musical. 



Contact the Director, Scott Heine, at (540) 878-0078. 


2012 - 2013 Fauquier Community Theatre Lofty Winners


Winners for Lead Actress in a Play - TIE!

Maria Luetkemeyer as Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird

Sarah LaFantasie as Adriana in The Comedy of Errors



Winner for Lead Actor in a Play

Jim Constable as Atticus in To Kill A Mockingbird


Winner for Featured Actress in a Play

Tina Stevic as Miss Maudie in To Kill A Mockingbird


Winner for Featured Actor in a Play

Jack Seeley as Angelo in The Comedy of Errors


Winner for Outstanding Cameo Performance in a Play

Marty Cacioppo as Mr. Gilmer in To Kill A Mockingbird


Winner for Lead Actress in a Musical

Chantal Campbell as Anna Leonowens in The King and I


Winner for Lead Actor in a Musical

Allen McRae as Harold Hill in The Music Man


Winners for Featured Actress in a Musical - TIE!

Crystal McKinsey as Tuptim in The King and I

Ivy Elizabeth Cole as Lady Thiang in The King and I


Winner for Featured Actor in a Musical

Jonathan Caron as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man


Winner for Outstanding Cameo Performance in a Musical

Clare Galvin as Sylvia Sanders in The Music Man


Technical Award Winners

(The Music Man - SWEPT EVERY AWARD in this category)

Set Design - Jessica Hickling, Scott Heine, Tim Kirk

Set Construction - Tim Kirk, Kirk Noe'

Set Painting - Jessica Hickling, Scott Heine, Jane Hickling, Beth Heine, Margo Heine, Shelby Shumaker, Eugene Bates, Corinne Shumaker, Jonathan Caron, Rick Crowther, Rachel Edwards

Set Decoration/Dressing - Margo Heine, Jessica Hickling

Properties - Evelyn Rice, Susan Noe'

Light Design - Tim Kirk


Announcing 2013-2014 Season
Get your Season Subscription Now!  
(Five shows for the price of 4! Choice between Smoke on the Mountain and
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

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

Smoke on the Mountain 
Feb. 14-16, 21-23 
Black Coffee
Mar. 21-23, 28-30, Apr. 4-6

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


Willing volunteers are the lifeblood of a community organization like FCT.  At a recent work party to clean up and reorganize our storage area at the Vint Hill Dispensary, we had the enthusiastic help of Christina Turner of Warrenton, her friend Peter Eto (all the way from California!), and her two daughters Sarah and Melanie.  We could not have completed our work that day without them.  FCT members enjoyed meeting them, and we hope they will want to become active participants in our programs. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Evelyn Leading FCT in Warrenton's Parade
Spotlight on 
Evelyn Rice


Evelyn's address may be her family home on Warrenton's Main Street, but her real home is the Fauquier Community Theatre; the number of volunteer hours she has spent there would have to be phenomenal. Beginning at The Loft in 1982 when she played Minnie in Annie Get Your Gun, she developed a lifelong love of theatre and that show. After appearing in a few other shows, she found her calling in helping to make them happen, beginning as Stage Manager for Man of La Mancha in 1989.  The Stage Manager is not only responsible for setting up, changing scenes and working backstage, but every aspect of a show after the Director has created it, including keeping track of the actors, crew, props and scenery, applying the lighting, sound and other technical effects from the opening performance until every bit of scenery, costumes and equipment has been removed for the next show. It often involves helping to build sets, filling vacancies, prompting, begging, opening and securing the theatre; Evelyn has been involved in at least 81 of FCT's shows and has managed at least 35 of them. It's certain that no one else has seen as many FCT performances and rehearsals! And her happy, approving laughter is often heard from the back of the theatre no matter how many times she has watched the scene.


In 2001 she stepped up to directing when I was privileged to be her producer for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and again next season for Charlotte's Web when she also won Lofty Awards as Stage Manager of every other show. Evelyn began directing musicals with You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown in 2003. To date she has been Director of 22 FCT shows, 10 of them musicals, with more in the works. Some highlights in her directing career include Miracle on 34th Street, Steel Magnolias, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver! (after two other directors had to resign), Damn Yankees, Annie Get Your Gun, Children of Eden, It's a Wonderful Life and Godspell twice!


Her other credits include Producer, Co-producer, Prop responsibility, set painting, scenic artist, set dressing, lights and sound technician, follow spot operator, wardrobe mistress and costuming, posters and publicity, programs, pianist, combat choreography, house manager and running the box office for countless productions. Evelyn has created public awareness of FCT and shows by organizing, directing and participating in many parades and other public occasions.


As a member of the teaching staff at Brumfield Elementary School and at her church, Evelyn has organized and directed countless shows, nurturing youngsters, bringing many of them to FCT, and letting audiences see many of them develop their talents from season to season. In addition to her directing, she Stage Managed The Sound of Music at Warrenton Methodist in 1998.


Evelyn became a member of FCT's Board of Directors in 2000 and served for two 3-year terms including several years as Secretary and many on the Artistic Committee, the latest serving as its Chair, actively involved in selecting shows to fill the theatre's seasons and dealing with related issues. She has taken charge of organizing annual membership meetings in June, assembling and directing the entertainment from the season's shows, arranging for space and luncheons, reservations, handling the check-in and dozens of details, including the presentation of awards. Evelyn has been involved for many years with FCT's Scholarship Awards to graduating high school seniors. Whenever there has been a call for help moving, storing and organizing FCT's many belongings, Evelyn has been very much in the middle of it.


Evelyn has earned many Lofty awards as Stage Manager and several as Director of spectacular and financially successful shows, and in 2005 was presented with the Storypainter Award, FCT's highest honor - and no one could deserve it more!


By Henry Baxley



FCT has awarded 4 scholarships to rising college freshman for the school year 2013-14. FCT delights in this opportunity to be apart of the growth of our youth as they further their education in the arts. 

Thank you to all of the patrons who donated to these scholarships through buying 50/50 raffle tickets at our performances.


Courtney Rice from FHS who will be attending Radford University
Sadie Carr from FHS who will be attending CNU
Thomas Hooker from FHS who will be attending NYU
Mollie Rodgers from KRHS who will be attending Georgetown University
The Fauquier Community Theatre welcomes new board members,  
Mike Markley and Becky Farris. 
The FCT board of directors is comprised of a group of dedicated theatre enthusiasts who feel that quality theatre will enhance the cultural aspect of life in our community. Their goal is to give all residents an opportunity to enjoy live performances at an affordable cost. The board serves diligently throughout the year, working in a multitude of ways to maintain the financial artistic health of the non-profit FCT in order to ensure its future. They give generously of their time and talents. 
Don Richardson, Chairman
Sandy Steinmeyer, Secretary
Mariellen Hagy, Treasurer
Laurie Bersack
Tom Bohacek
Becky Farris
Tim Kirk 
Mike Markley
Rodney Smith
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

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