The Hilarious, Heart-Warming, Spine-Tingling, 
Award-Winning Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling 

A Musical with a Message
Many fairy tales and fables involve an underlying message and sometimes that message is to not judge people because of their outward appearances. One of the classics is Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling". The musical Honk!, based on that touching story, offers toe-tapping tunes that will bring you laugh out loud laughter and also bring you to a place of tears as this important message about bullying is portrayed. The message is strong but comes across in a light hearted way. 

The story revolves around a cygnet whose egg hatches in the nest of a duck mother, and so is called Ugly as a duckling. Loving mother Ida stands by him and searches for him after he is lured away by an evil cat. The journey Ugly goes on after he leaves introduces him to other creatures and teaches him resilience, strength and an understanding of others.The barnyard animals have both animal and human qualities, and the story has a happy ending.

Before the characters find that happy ending, though, the play has much to say about how to treat people and how some people get pushed into being outsiders.

Dawn Fansler, a veteran at FCT says, "This show is absolutely amazing. The actors have worked really hard to learn all the music in one month. Then they had only one month to learn their lines. Now we are two weeks out and the blocking is set, the songs are being sung, the costumes are being prepared, and we are anxiously awaiting our opening night."

From the frogs with their flippers to the greedy cat awaiting a nice meal, to the Ugly Duckling trying to find his place in the world, this show will not disappoint. This story is not only delightful, but will warm your heart, make you laugh out loud, bring you to tears, and want to make you stand up and cheer. 

The show is directed by Scott Heine with musical direction by Margo Heine. It is produced by Dawn Fansler tith choreography by Marianna Lash. FCT is located at 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton (in Vint Hill).

FCT opens its curtain with Honk! at 8 pm on Friday, May 1 and runs May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $16/$18 and are available online at or by email or by leaving a message at 540-349-8760. 

For ages 18-25

Directed by James Masten and Evelyn Rice


Audition Dates

Saturday, April 25 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Callbacks by invitation April 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm


Audition Location

Auditions will be located to the left of the Fauquier Community Theatre Building in the outdoor Bandstand Gazebo

4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton (in Vint Hill).


Be Prepared

Prepare a comedic monologue. Please bring a completed Audition form. Bring a picture of yourself that you don't mind parting with.


Character needs

6 guys, 6 girls, 2 narrators, and various Grimm characters



Send any audition questions to the directors, Evelyn Rice at



August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16



Little Red Riding Hood - innocent victim or violent sociopath?
Rapunzel - cloistered princess or spoiled brat?
The Wicked Stepmother - menace or...misunderstood?!

Find out the truth about these stories and many others when you join FCT for "THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON!", a hilariously irreverent retelling of the stories you thought you knew.


Mary Poppins auditions

Directed by Susan Noe
Produced by Becky Farris
Music direction by Jacob Lash
Choreography by Alanna Mensing

Saturday June 6 at 2:00 pm 
Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 pm 
Call backs ~ Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
At Hope Christian Fellowship in Vint Hill

See website for more details coming soon. 
Grant-writing Assistance Needed



The FCT Executive Committee is seeking members to join us in developing new opportunities through formation of a Fundraising and Development Committee.  FCT has done very well in being rated a Priority 1 non-profit for funding by the Virginia Commission for the Arts over the past couple of years and has received very worthy grant awards.  We have developed a body of core information on FCT, developed a strategic plan, and have been increasing our efforts to submit more grants and the associated award opportunities.  We are not asking you to go it alone.  Effective fundraising and development is a team activity.  Please consider joining our team to help expand the opportunities of FCT and have some fun doing it.  It is very rewarding to receive a grant after investing just a few days of your personal time.  If you would be interested in joining the FCT Fundraising and Development Committee, please contact Mike Markley, FCT Chairman at

                 Seeking a Director

Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT) seeks a director for our December 2015 production of "A Christmas Carol".  You may propose a particular version of this classic play, or use a script provided by FCT.  To obtain a Director Proposal form and a copy of the FCT-selected script, please contact Don Richardson at

            2015 - 2016 FCT Memberships 

FCT is excited for its 2015-16 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 2015-16 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!
You make a difference!!

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.
Status of the FCT Theatre Chair Renovations


Things sometimes seem to move slowly in government and non-profits.  The FCT theatre chair renovation has the best of both worlds.  Adding to this challenge is the complication of finding a time to actually do the work in a manner that has the least impact on our season.  We appreciate everyone's contributions and patience.  So, here is the update:  March 2015 was a busy month for FCT and Fauquier County Parks and Recreation (P&R).  We met with both the P&R Theatre Committee and Board.  P&R approved FCT's request to expand the seating capacity with 20 additional regular seats.  We also expect this modification to expand our handicap accessibility.  P&R expects to approve the final specifications for the upgrade in early May.  FCT plans to begin the actual seat replacement in August-September 2015 after the close of Grimm Spectaculathon; therefore, the opening of Mary Poppins will be the first show with the new seating.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Markley, FCT Chairman at  We are getting close and the clock is ticking.  It is not too late to contribute to the purchase of a chair and be recognized among donors to this project.  If you would like to contribute $100 toward the purchase of a chair, please contact Christie Clark at Your donation is tax deductible and we will provide you with our EIN number and a letter stating your contribution. 

Thank you!

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 FCT is partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the 
                                    Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts.