FCT presents Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street hit the silver screen in 1947 with the iconic Edmund Gwenn, who, according to IMDB is the only Santa to have ever won an Academy award in the role. The story left an indelible impression on audiences then as it did now, with its heart-warming plot and touching themes.

Fauquier Community Theaters' Miracle on 34th Street hopes to make a similar memorable mark on the mind of its audiences. Speaking of all things memorable, Evelyn Rice, one of Warrenton's premier citizens and directors, is once again at the helm directing this show for the second time. With a grade A-team she is aided by the very capable Mr. Jeffrey Davies as her Assistant Director, and the incomparable stage manager and set-construction specialist Mr. Patrick Nye. All of whom have an unparalleled passion for the stage and all those on it. Evelyn Rice had these words to share," The story of Miracle on 34th Street is one of faith, love, and all of the best qualities this wonderful holiday season has to offer. The theme of Miracle, to me, is that no matter where or who you are the magic of Christmas cannot be found in presents but with the love we share."

Now, we must mention the fantastic acting talent that is being guided by the steady hands of Evelyn Rice and her team. The principle roles include: James Masten as Kris Kringle, as Sarah Akers as Doris Walker, Joshua Colliluori as Fred Gayley, and Carlee Spagnolo as Susan Walker (all of whom are FCT regulars). The style of each actor mixes beautifully with the chemistry between all of these actors into something that most stage shows only dream of... Christmas dreams, perhaps?
As for the tale of Miracle on 34th Street, we are thrust head long into the hustle and bustle of Macy's Christmas Parade. This is where we are greeted by a bumbling drunken Santa... Doris, who organized the parade and is in Macy's upper management, scrambles to find a suitable replacement. Lo and behold a shocked Mr. Kringle, who was sight-seeing with Dr. Pierce, offers his services to Doris and she hurriedly puts him to work. As Kris continues his employment with Macy's, his unequaled desire to help parents find the perfect gift, leads him to send them to other stores. A furious Doris sends him away, but eventually has to beg him to return upon Macy's ecstatic review. Another hitch happens when Sawyer, "the vocational guidance counselor", has poor Kris committed to Bellevue State Hospital. Fred then kicks into high gear and starts fighting the legal battle to free Kris. The court case between Fred and the statesmen, J. Mara, heats up the chilly New York Air. Fred's steadfast faith in Kris drives him to bring even the faith of New York alive. The honorable Judge makes a final decision and decides the fate of this all of these people.

With the "most wonderful time of the year" upon us, please join the cast of
Miracle on 34th Street  in warming, chilly New York City with the cheer of Christmas, and to find out what happens to Kris Kringle! These top notch actors will take you on a journey of romance, comradery, faith, and  most importantly the legal system!!

Join us for this Christmas celebration as FCT opens the curtain on Friday, December 5th at 8:00 pm. This 9 run performance runs Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. Bring your whole family out for some Christmas joy this holiday season! Tickets are available at  www.FCTstage.org or by leaving a message at 540.349.8760 or email Tickets@FCTstage.org.

 written by Josh Colliluori

Give the gift of entertainment!

FCT has Christmas gift certificates available for your gift giving this season! This is just the right gift as it unique and provides a fun-filled evening out. The gift certificates are good for one year, so there will be plenty of opportunities for the recipient to use it. You can make your gift certificate worth one, two four or more tickets! Contact us at Tickets@FCTstage.org if you are interested!

Audition Dates

Friday, Jan 9 from 7 - 10 PM

Saturday, Jan 10 from 2 - 5 PM
Callbacks: Sunday, Jan 11 from 2 - 4 PM


Audition Location

Friday and Saturday Auditions at Hope Christian Fellowship, 4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton (around the corner of the theatre)

Sunday Callbacks by invitation only at The Fauquier Community Theatre 


For Questions
Contact the Director, Peter Fakoury

Performance Dates
March 27, 28, 29, April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

More Details on FCT's website


The Characters

Harvey Cheyne, Jr. - the protagonist in this story.  He is a 15-year old spoiled rich brat.  When he falls from an ocean liner into the ocean and is picked up by the crusty crew of the "We're Here" fishing schooner, he's in for the learning experience of his life.

Dan Troop- The captain's son, a boy about Harvey's age.  He is the polar opposite of Harvey.  He is innocent to the ways of the world, gullible, but good-hearted.  He teaches Harvey a lot about how to be a fisherman, and to earn the captain's respect.  They become good friends during the course of the story.

Disko Troop- the wise captain of the "We're Here" fishing schooner.  He becomes a surrogate father to Harvey while he is aboard the schooner, teaching him much about life and manhood.

Harvey Cheyne, Sr.- Harvey's father, a billionaire with so many business dealings that he has neglected the fathering of his son.  The loss of his boy at sea, and their eventual reunion, gives him a second chance at parenthood and a different look at what really matters in life.

Constance Cheyne- Harvey's mother.  She dotes on him continually, giving in to all his desires.  Consequently, she never dispenses discipline on her son.  Partly because of her love for him, he becomes a spoiled brat.

Manuel- A Portuguese fisherman and member of the crew of the "We're Here."  It is he who rescues Harvey from the ocean and teaches him many lessons aboard the schooner.  He has a huge heart, and an eye for the ladies.

Long Jack- An Irishman sailor and fisherman who is full of nautical superstitions.

Tom Platt- an old ex-navy man who continually recounts his days aboard his naval ship.  An Irishman and lifelong fisherman, he literally has salt water in his blood.

Salters Troop- Disko's brother.  He is really a farmer, and gets teased about it all the time.  But for now, he is a member of his brothers fishing crew, a job he detests, but will rough it through while he dreams of farming.  He has adopted Pennsylvania Pratt, another member of the crew, and the two are inseparable.

Penn- Pennsylvania Pratt is a meek, almost mentally disturbed member of the crew.  He had once been a church pastor, but when he witnessed his wife and daughters drown at the Johnstown, PA disaster, he turns inward to deal with his grief.  Not a fisherman at all, he is prodded along by his friend, Salters, until a disaster at sea reveals his true strength.

Mary Troop -Disko's wife and Dan's mother.  She prays for their safe return, and is always conscious of how many Gloucester fishermen never come home from the sea.  She and her fellow wives of the town deal with life alone while their husbands make a living in one of the world's most dangerous occupations.

Lottie- Another Gloucester wife, and Mary's best friend.

Gloucester Wives 1-6- other women left behind to cope while their husbands are at sea.  They make up the chorus on the home front.

Doubled Parts (these roles are covered by the members of the company)

Mrs. Lawton- A passenger aboard the ocean liner.  Somewhat sympathetic to Harvey.

Mrs. Nelson- Another passenger on the liner.  A bit less sympathetic to Harvey.

Mr. Martin- A passenger aboard the ocean liner who has had a bad experience with Harvey, and rants about what he'd like to do the young man.

German- A passenger on the liner who swings his fist a lot at Harvey, and wishes he had a "rope's end" with which to swat the bratty boy.

Mr. MacDonald- The ocean's liner's chief engineer.

Captain Sullivan- The captain of the Atlantic Star ocean liner.

Jason Olley- The captain of another Gloucester schooner whose ship is hit by an ocean liner.  He loses the ship and most of his crew, but his son is miraculously saved from drowning.

Mark Levinison- Harvey Cheyne, Senior's attorney.

Mrs. Atkins- Levinson's assistant.

Randolph Snelling- Harvey Cheyne, Senior's business rival.  A nasty and spiteful character who will resort to anything to bring down Cheyne.

Albert Phipps- Snelling's attorney.

Nurse- Cares for Mrs. Cheyne in her depression after Harvey's loss at sea.

FCT's 2014-2015 Season of Shows
Prorated Season Subscriptions
(for the next 5 shows) are now available
       Miracle on 34  Street
       December 5-7, 12-14, 19-21


            Wait Until Dark
             January 23-25, 30-Feb. 1

      Captains Courageous
       March 27 - April 12

         May 1-3, 8-10, 15-17




     Twelfth Night

      June 5-7, 12-14, 19-21


Audition Dates:

Monday, January 26 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00 pm


Audition Location: 

Hope Christian Fellowship (4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton - one block from the theater in Vint Hill)


Be Prepared: 

Please arrive early enough to sign in and be ready to go at 7:00 PM; important information and instructions for the audition will be shared at the beginning. You will need to attend either the Monday or Tuesday evening event, though you will need to be present for the entire audition that night. There will not be callback auditions for this show. Bring a "headshot" photo and the completed Audition Form. Also be prepared to provide your complete availability for rehearsals should you be cast. Be prepared to sing a brief selection from a Broadway musical other than Honk! (i.e., a verse and a chorus). You will be asked to sing a Capella. Select a song that demonstrates your vocal range and characterization ability. Keep in mind that the songs in Honk! vary from deeply emotional ballads to show-stopping comedic numbers. You may be called upon to participate in improvisational interaction to demonstrate stage presence and comedic timing.

Go to FCT's website to print the audition form and calendar.

About Honk!

Since it first hatched in 1993 Stiles & Drewe's musical Honk! has delighted audiences in thousands of productions worldwide. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical (beating out The Lion King and Mamma Mia!), this heartwarming celebration of being different is a quackingly good time filled with both tender moments, uproarious comedy, and unexpected surprises.


The story of Honk! is a retelling of the classic fable of the Ugly Duckling. The actors all represent various animals - ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens, cats, etc. However, the cast is not dressed in animal costumes; instead, their role in the story, along with their mannerisms and a few suggestive visual cues, bridges between the events in the animals' lives and the experiences of real people every day. Audiences find themselves connecting with the powerful emotions of the tale as they laugh, cry, and consider the immeasurable value of every unique individual.



Honk! offers a great stage opportunity for a large cast of all ages. In addition to creative ensemble roles that transition from barnyard creatures to underwater ballerinas to high-stepping bullfrogs and more, there are some terrific featured role.


UGLY - Our story's youthful protagonist. Gawky and odd-looking, he is shunned for his odd appearance. Possesses a heart of gold. Male, 16-25 yrs old. Range: Bb2 - G#4

IDA - Ugly's loving mother and the only person who is supportive of the outcast child. Female, 30-50 yrs old. Range: F3 - F55..

DRAKE Ugly's father who detests his son. Male, 30-50 yrs old. Range: A2 - G4

CAT -  Our story's antagonist. Sly and cunning, he is a very hungry cat who preys on his next meal. A strong, physical, comedic character. Male, 20-35 yrs old. Range: C3 - Bb4

QUEENIE - Very domesticated, humorous, snobby cat who lives the "high life." A melodramatic, physically comedic character. Female, 20-40 yrs old. Range: G#3 - F5

LOWBUTT - Pampered, judgmental house-chicken and Queenie's best friend. Female, 20-40 yrs old. Range: G#3 - F5

GRAYLAG - A goose and the Admiral of the squadron charged with Ugly's safe return. He is Dot's husband. A British accent is preferred. Male, 40-65 yrs old. Range: A2 - G4

DOT - Greylag's composed, respectful wife; the one who actually keeps the squadron flying. A British accent is preferred. Female, 30-50 yrs old. Range: A3 - Gb5

BULLFROG - A laidback, self-confident frog who is encouraging, light-hearted, and optimistic. Strong southern drawl is preferred. Male, 30-70 yrs old. Range: A2 - F#4

PENNY - A beautiful Swan that is kind, compassionate, and caring. Ugly's unlikely love interest and friend. Female, 16-25 yrs old. Range: C4 - F5

FATHER SWAN - Penny's loving, protective, and caring father. Male, 35-55 yrs old. Range: A2 - F#4

MOTHER SWAN - Tender, compassionate, loving, and caring. Mother to Penny. Female, 35-45 yrs old. Range: G#3 - F5

MAUREEN - Ida's best friend, a somewhat conceited moorhen. Female, 30-50 yrs

old. Range: F3 - F5

HENRIETTA - A friend of Maureen and Ida's, she is somewhat of a busybody. Female, 30-50 yrs old. Range: C4 - F5

DUCKLINGS (FROGLETS, FISH, etc.) - Ugly's spiteful little siblings and the other little critters on the farm. Male and Female, 8-12 yrs old.

TURKEY - The School Headmaster who is self-basting, self-boasted prime specimen. Deathly afraid of Thanksgiving. Male, 40-60 yrs old. Range: A2 - F#4

GRACE -  Most distinguished duck on the lake and the school governor. Proud, honest, and genuine. Female, 35-65 yrs old. Range: A3 - Gb5

ENSEMBLE - Graylag's Goose Squadron, Dancing Fish & Frogs, Jaybird the Reporter, various off-stage voices, etc.


            2014 - 2015 FCT Memberships 

FCT is excited for its 2014-15 Season of Shows! 
Your membership provides upfront donations that give FCT the ability to purchase royalties, buy set materials, improve the facility, and begin the season with a great jumpstart. 

As a member of FCT you have the ability to be involved in any of our 2014-15 productions, vote on important matters, attend an annual member lunch banquet, attend opening night receptions for each show, all while providing funds for the non-profit FCT organization!

We NEED you!
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Visit the website now and click on the Donate Now button on any page of the website except the home page or click on membership under News and Updates on the home page.
FCT Seeking Directors

FCT is interested in receiving proposals from directors for shows they would like to see produced during the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 seasons (October through May). This could include productions of unpublished works by local playwrights.

To respond to this opportunity, please contact Don Richardson at:  artistic_chairman@FCTstage.org.

NVTA One Act Festival Entries

If you would like to be considered to direct Fauquier Community Theatre's entry in next summer's NVTA One-Act Play Festival, please contact Don Richardson at artistic_chairman@fctstage.org as soon as possible. You may select from several possible plays that have been proposed, or suggest one of your own ideas.
FCT Gives back

The Fauquier Community Theatre finds creative ways to give back to the community we serve. This spring we gave college scholarships to two FCT participants (congratulations Mia and David!) and through our most recent show we gladly supported the wounded warrior project with $1500 and have shared $1035 with the USO.

Your support and patronage of your community theatre reaches many!
Thank you!
Update on FCT's Seat Campaign Project

FCT has chosen the fabric and chosen the company to refurbish the seats and we are only awaiting approval from Parks and Rec. As soon as we receive the approval we will schedule the work to be done. Thank you for your patience!

We have approximately half of the money raised for the cost of this project. There are still more ways for you to participate. At each of our upcoming shows we will have a table of gift certificates. Patrons can purchase raffle tickets to be inserted into baskets beside each gift certificate. At the end of the run of that show, we will draw a winner for each gift certificate! All proceeds will benefit this seating project. 
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Twelfth Night Auditions

Audition Dates
Monday, Feb. 2 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 5th from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Callbacks Sunday, Feb. 8th at 4:00 pm

Audition Location
Allegro School of Music, 20 Main Street, Warrenton

Performance Dates
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 

More audition info coming soon.
 FCT is partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the 
                                    Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts.