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September 2013
In This Issue
FCT's Fiddler on the Roof
Auditions for Youth and Young Adults
Season Subscriptions!
White Christmas
2013-2014 Season of Shows
Auditions for Main Stage Shows
Support FCT!
Policy Update

Classic 'Fiddler' Opens FCT Season


By Dixie Walters


The Tony Award-winning musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," will kick off Fauquier Community Theatre's new season on Oct. 4.


Set in a fictional village in pre-revolutionary Russia, the play tells the story of Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman and the father of five daughters who is trying to hang onto his traditions and faith even as anti-Semitism and changing social mores begin to engulf him. 


"Tevye is an interesting guy who is caught between two worlds," says the play's director, Scott Heine. "There's a lot of humor in the show, but there's a lot of sorrow too. It's a story about a man dealing with loss and change in his life but holding onto his faith all the way. In fact, faith is probably the definitive characteristic of Tevye." 


Tevye (Walter Loope) and his wife, Golde (Margo Heine), must contend with the actions of their three eldest daughters who seem determined to break with the tradition of the time to submit to a matchmaker (Chantal Campbell) and instead find love on their own terms. Each daughter's choice of husband progressively challenges the traditions of Jewish life, forcing Tevye to accept that his daughters seek a different life than what he envisioned for them.


"Tevye is not excited about any of these marriages. His traditions begin to unravel on him," says Heine, explaining that the first daughter rejects the matchmaker's choice and selects her own husband, the second falls for a revolutionary and the third wants to marry outside the Jewish faith.


Heine says there is "a tremendous amount of humor" as each daughter's romance unfolds. At the same time, "it brings trauma and tragedy to the family." And Tevye and his wife aren't the only ones who feel conflicted. "The daughters also struggle with the dichotomy of staying connected to family and yet knowing there's a point of no return based on their choices." 


Beloved Songs

The angst, humor and poignancy of the play is set to choreography, which accompanies beloved and well-known songs, including "Tradition," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker" and "Sunrise, Sunset."


"One of the things that has made this musical so popular is that the music is just outstanding," says Heine, who also directed last season's "The Music Man" for FCT.


The play is based on Yiddish folktales and draws its title from "The Fiddler," a painting by Marc Chagall, whose art often depicted Jewish life in Eastern Europe. The fiddler serves as a metaphor for Tevye's struggles. 


"He's trying to keep his balance, despite the slippery world around him. It's a precarious existence, like a fiddler on a roof. The only thing that keeps him there is faith."


The set of the play also draws its visual inspiration from Chagall's surrealistic style, Heine notes. 


Other featured cast members include Leah Papadopoulos (Tzeitel), Lisa Gullickson (Hodel) and Rachel Yeager (Chava) as the three headstrong daughters whose actions propel the story. Their love interests include Joshua Colliluori (Motel), Joshua Darner (Perchik) and Alex Clark (Fydeka).


Sponsored by Discovery Publications, performances of "Fiddler on the Roof," which is appropriate for all ages, are scheduled for Oct 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. Curtain time on Friday and Saturday nights is 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 (adults) and $16 (students/children and senior citizens) and can be purchased and printed online at www.FCTstage.org or by calling 540-349-8760.

Photo Credit - Leland Shook Photography


Christmas in the Land of Oz
 AGES 4-23
Adapted by Ruth Perry, From the book by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Hannah Malinowski
Produced by Evelyn Rice

Saturday, Sept. 14 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Sept. 15 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Auditions are located at Hope Christian Fellowship (4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton - which is located in Vint Hill) 


Please come to either audition date and be prepared to sing a verse from your choice of a Christmas song as well as reading from the script of this play.


A list of characters and ages and more information can be found on FCT's audition page www.FCTstage.org/auditions.



Thursday, Dec 19 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Dec 20 at 7:30 pm
Saturday Dec 21 at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 22 at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm


You can send any questions to the director Hannah Malinowski at    
for FCT's 2013-2014 Season! 

If you regularly attend FCT productions, consider purchasing a season subscription. A season subscriber receives a ticket for Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Agatha Christie's Black Coffee, Little Women (musical) and a choice between One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or Smoke on the Mountain. That is a total of five shows for the price of only 4! And now, season subscribers can make seat reservations online or by emailing or calling and leaving a message.


Once your subscription order is confirmed, our box office will create an account on your behalf with our online ticketing system or add them to your existing account. You may then use your season subscription passes as payment during the ticketing checkout process. If you prefer, you may reserve your seats for each show by calling or emailing as well.

Order Here for YOUR SAVINGS!


If you have any questions or would like more information regarding how season subscriptions work, please email us or call us at 540.349.8760. 


White Christmas 


Plan your holiday events NOW and include FCT's White Christmas in your plans! If you have family in for Thanksgiving weekend......you can treat them to a fabulous musical right in your own community!




Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Directed by Susan Noe

Produced by Sherry Bendt


Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is a wonderful, uplifting musical just right for the season!

Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM
Sundays 2 PM

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
Dinner and Show Oct. 20 
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by  Jerry Bock    Lyrics by  Sheldon Harnick
 Directed By Scott Heine          
 Business Sponsor - Discovery Publications
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. 
White Christmas 
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 6-8, 13-15 
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film 
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank 
Music and Lyrics By Irving Berlin 
Book By David Ives and Paul Blake
Original stage production directed by Walter Bobbie 
Orchestrations Larry Blank
Vocal and Dance Arrangements Bruce Pomahac
Directed By Susan Noe
Business Sponsor - NOVEC


Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two foolow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I love a Piano, How Deep is the Ocean and perennial favorite, White Christmas. White Christmas is an uplifting musical!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
Jan. 24-26, Jan. 31-Feb. 2
By Dale Wasserman 
Based on the Ken Kesey novel 
Directed by Leland Shook 


Recommended for Adult Audiences


McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble with the law. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious nurse.

Smoke on the Mountain 
Feb. 14-16, 21-23 
Book by Connie Ray 

Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical arrangement by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick
Directed by Ted Ballard


Smoke on the Mountain takes you back to a simpler time, 1938, where the audience becomes the congregation of the Mount Pleasant Church. You are invited to their "first ever Saturday night sing," where Pastor Oglethorpe is bound and determined to move his flock into the "modern world." The Sanders family includes Vera, the Bible quoting, hymn belting, matriarch of the Sanders family, her husband, Burl, their twins Dennis and Denise with their laugh a second antics, eldest daughter, June Sanders who "doesn't sing, she signs," and the wayward Uncle Stanley. Smoke on the Mountain is hilarious, and also shares a message of faith, family and forgiveness in the Sanders testimonies. The award-winning musical has become a world-wide hit. With its heartfelt gospel songs and down-to-earth characters, this musical is a celebration of life, love and bluegrass gospel at its finest.


Black Coffee  
Mar. 21-23, 28-30, Apr. 4-6 
By Agatha Christie 
Directed By Tim Bambara




In Agatha Christie's Black Coffee, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot cunningly absorbs clues to solve the murder of Sir Claud Amory, an eccentric inventor of a new weapons formula. The cast is filled with the colorful, suspicious characters Christie takes delight in, and features a plot with fiendishly clever twists that are the trademark of the world's greatest creator of murder mysteries.Black Coffee is Christie's first play, initially produced in 1930. 


Little Women
May 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
Business Sponsor - 
Book by Allan Knee 
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein 
Music by Jason Howland Directed by Danica Shook

Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), LITTLE WOMEN, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. 

Auditions for Main Stage Shows
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

By Dale Wasserman
Based on the Ken Kesey novel
Directed by Leland Shook
Produced by Don Richardson


Auditions  Location TBD (check back to website for confirmation)

Friday, October 25 from 7  PM - 10 PM
Saturday, October 26 from 10 AM - 6 PM



January 24, 25, 26, 31 Feb. 1, 2


Please send any questions to the director, Leland at artisticdirector@FCTstage.org .


Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

By Agatha Christie
Directed By Tim Bambara
Produced by Don Richardson


Auditions  Location TBD (check back to website for confirmation)
Friday, January 3 from 7 pm - 9 pm

Saturday, January 4 from 2 pm - 5 pm
Callbacks if needed Sunday, January 5 from 2 pm 4 pm



March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 April 4, 5, 6 


Please send any questions to the director, Tim at timothy.bambara@gmail.com


In October, FCT will be launching their 2013-2014 Season 
with a brand new look! A lot of exciting things are coming our way and YOU will want to be apart of it! 
Here are 2 Ways to Support FCT:
Individuals may support FCT with membership donations - now - when we need it the most. Royalties for our shows have to be purchased and we count on your donations ahead of the season to do just that! As a member you receive complimentary tickets (per level of membership) and you are invited to all of the Opening Night Receptions as well as FCT's Annual Member Banquet! You may fill out this form or go online to donate.
Season Subscriptions
Sign up now (so you don't miss even one show) to be a season subscriber! You get 5 shows for the price of 4! Fill out this form and send it in or call 540.349.8760 and leave a message or go online to purchase your season subscription!





The Board of Directors is responsible for the financial health of the organization and for building a sense of ownership in FCT by its participants. To further both of these ends, the Board recently updated its policy on membership to require that all adult (over 18) performers and production staff, with the exception of orchestra musicians, be or become members of FCT. An individual membership can be purchased for as little as $25 per year and Family memberships are also available. There is no requirement to be a member merely to audition for any show.While it is not required, youth who wish to become members are encouraged to do so with a  
special rate of $15 per year. 


Membership has a number of benefits, apart from the ability to participate in our productions.  Depending on the level purchased, members receive one or more complimentary tickets to use during the season. They are invited to our "Meet the Cast" receptions on Opening Night of each main-season production, and they receive our electronic newsletter, the Spotlight, as well as other communications of interest. Adult members also have a vote at our Annual Membership Meeting in June, where Directors are elected and other business is decided. For more details, visit the Website and click on the "DONATE" tab.

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