FCT Presents: Smoke on the Mountain

 Director Ted Ballard is bringing the 1938 family comedy Smoke on the Mountain back to life this February.  Smoke on the Mountain, based on the book by Connie Ray, tells the story of the Sanders family and Mount Pleasant Church.  Pastor Oglethorpe is determined to modernize his parishioners and the audience is transformed into the congregation singing gospel classics like When the Roll is Called up Yonder and I'll Fly Away.


The cast of Smoke on the Mountain is comprised of seven characters, two of which play instruments.  Ballard, who has previously directed timeless shows like You Can't Take it with You and The Comedy of Errors, says casting actors who can play an instrument can be very difficult, especially in a community theater setting.  However, he was able to find two, along with three back up musicians.  He says they will be playing guitar, piano, and banjo as well as some more traditional instruments like the cowbell, whip-stick and washboard. June Sanders, the eldest daughter even does a bit of signing, although, it is not necessarily signing per se.


 Ballard says he enjoys and "grew up with old time gospel music" and this production is a "popular, family friendly musical."  He says the show also holds a personal connection with him as his "mom was a member of the McClung Family Singers in the 1930's, a singing group very similar to the Sanders' Family Singers."


Ballard says he will be keeping this production "true to the original script" and those who have seen the show before or know the story can look forward to seeing a fresh cast in the original classic they love.                        

 Written by Mary Ballinger


Don't fergit! Take a pencil and mark yer calendar. The Sanders' Family Singers 

are comin to Fauquier Community Theatre, Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, only. That's right. Only two weekends of family entertainment with Burl and Vera, Uncle Stanley (he's home now, having completed his sentence), the twins, Dennis and Denise, and of course their sister, June (she's wild with a tambourine). They'll be joined by Aunt Blanche and a musical ensemble playing and singing Old Time Gospel songs, such as Church in the Wildwood, I'll Fly Way, When the Roll is Called you Yonder, Washed in the Blood of the Lamb, and a host of other old time favorites. Come on down and join in the singin. If you can't sing, join in the clappin. If you can't clap just say "amen," once in a while. It'll be a hoot. 



Auditions This Weekend
Little Women 


Hope Christian Fellowship

4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton, VA

(Located in Vint Hill just around the corner from the theatre)



Saturday, Feb 8 at 1 PM

Sunday, Feb 9 at 2 PM


Be Prepared: 

Come prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadway show song and do cold readings from the script. Please print and fill out this Audition Form and bring it with you to the audition date of your choice listed above.
Contact Susan Noe, the producer at susan_noe@yahoo.com.

Auditions This Weekend!

For Ages 7-18 only:

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Evelyn Rice and Jeremy Vest
Produced by Michael Golder
Choreographed by Alanna Mensing
Music Directed by Evelyn Rice



Location: The Fauquier Community Theatre 

4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187 


Dates: Friday, February 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm or

Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Please come prepared to sing a song from a Disney or Broadway musical. Bring the sheet music for piano (piano player provided), or background music (on a CD) with you. Be prepared to learn a dance in which you will perform. Bring a picture of yourself that you can part with as well as this completed audition form.



June 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm

June 15, 22 at 2:00 pm


Send any questions to the director, Evelyn at eveyluvstheatre@aol.com.


               FCT Apparel for sale!!  

And in Stock!

 Also Available In Black


FCT has T-Shirts - short and long sleeved, Sweatshirts, and Hoodies with FCT's new logo!! You will want to represent and sport the new gear! 


All apparel is available in ash grey or black.


NOW AVAILABLE in Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Youth XL, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL, Adult XXL


T-shirts $16

Long Sleeved T-shirts $20

Crew Neck Sweatshirts $25

Hoodie Sweatshirts $30


FCT Mouse Pads $10

FCT Key Chains $5


Pictures and order forms are available on the website, www.FCTstage.org/shop.

Support FCT while having a whole lot of FUN!
Tickets now available online www.FCTstage.org/

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