Always...Patsy Cline

Starring Katy Benko and Ivy Elizabeth





 

"Always...Patsy Cline" is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.



The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight...27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline."



 It is hilarious and heart warming.  You will laugh, tap your toes and cry.



The curtain opens for Always...Patsy Cline on September 2 and will be performed only 6 times, Sept. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 so we hope you get your tickets early! Tickets are $14 for seniors and students and $16 for adults. The performances are on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. The show is 2 hours and 15 min. Put your boots on and come on out!!
 




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Legally Blonde: The Musical


Produced by Ricardo Padilla

Music Directed by Alanna Mensing and Evelyn Rice

Choreography by Alanna Mensing


Synopsis:
Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!


Legally Blonde The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser).


Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.



Performances September 30, Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets Available Adults $18, Students and Seniors (60 and above) $16



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Auditions for:


The Sanders Family Christmas

Smoke on the Mountain Part II
Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2:00 am

Call Backs if needed: Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4:30 pm
Location at Hope Christian Fellowship, 4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton
Directed by Diane King

Produced by Don Richardson



A Comedy with Music & a Message
Open auditions for all who are 18 or older. ** Before the audition: Please download and complete the Audition Form - Sanders Family
Synopsis:
This play with bluegrass/gospel music is set in the small country sanctuary of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is Wednesday night, December 24, 1941, eighteen days after Pearl Harbor and FDR's declaration of war.



The Sanders Family first performed at Mount Pleasant on June 15, 1938 after a five-year hiatus from the Gospel Circuit (the setting of Smoke on the Mountain.) Since then, they have returned to Mount Pleasant each year at Homecoming. This will be their last performance before the war forces the group to disband since Dennis will be shipping out to Boot Camp the day after Christmas.



Cast Descriptions
Please keep in mind that this is an ensemble show. The main character is the Sanders Family. The show's success depends on the cast's ability to demonstrate realistic relationships within a simple, genuinely loving family with sincere good intentions. The relationships within the family are established and demonstrated through behavior more than words. The acting style is natural. The characters are not Southern caricatures or religious buffoons, but real people. Between the musical numbers, they tell personal stories that relate to their trials of faith with a humor that is the result of simply living.



Burl Sanders: Father (40 - 50s) Strong patriarch, and proud leader of his family.
Vera Sanders: Mother (40 -50s) Strong faith, adores her children, challenges the Reverend with knowledge of scriptures.
Stanley Sanders: Uncle (40 - 50s) Burl's handsome brother, formerly served prison time and most recently returned from a role in a Hollywood western.
Dennis Sanders: Twin brother (18 - early 20s) Has become a "real" preacher since his first visit to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He is proud to have enlisted in the Marines instead of being drafted.
Denise Sanders: Twin sister (18 - early 20s) Na´ve, with good intentions that cause the family some embarrassment.
June Sanders: Sister (mid 20s) The only role that does not require singing. June contributes to the family's performances by playing hand-held percussion instruments and demonstrating her own interpretive "sign language."
Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe: Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (early 30s) An enthusiastic minister who recently lost his beloved mother.

 

Audition Information

** Before the audition: Please download and complete the Audition Form - Sanders Family 
Invite a friend to audition with you. The more, the merrier!
** For all roles, except June, prepare to sing one verse and the chorus from a Christmas carol of your choice. If you can play an instrument, you may provide your own accompaniment.
** For the role of June, prepare your own version of sign language to the chorus of a favorite Christmas carol. The more original and humorous the better. Please keep in mind that June is a young woman who grew up sheltered by her family in the 1930s

.** Each character, except June, must be able to sing bluegrass/folk/gospel styles. The ability to play instruments such as piano, guitar, mandolin, upright bass, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, even a harmonica, is a plus (but not required) for each family member. No dancing is required for this show.
During the audition: Be prepared to sing parts with others who are auditioning.
Women who desire the part of June will be asked to improvise "sign language" while others are singing parts.
All will be asked to do cold readings from the script.
** After the audition: All who audition will receive a call by Saturday evening with the casting results. If call backs are necessary, those invited will be informed of the role(s) for which they are being considered.
Feel free to contact Diane King (director) at (540)219-2503 with questions.




Auditions for:





Steve Martin's The Underpants

Directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh

Produced by April Bridgeman


Friday, October 7 at  7:00 pm

Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 pm

Callbacks (if needed) Sunday, October 9 11:00 am

PG 13

 

Location: Auditions will take place at Allegro located at 20 Main Street, Warrenton.

Please fill out this audition form and bring it with you. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and actors should prepare a comedic monologue intended to make us laugh uncontrollably.



Characters:
 
Theo Maske: (30-40 yrs.) - LEAD: A burly muscular fireplug of a man with a buzz cut. A man of his time and his country.  Believes the Man's place is the head of the house, and the Woman's place is in the kitchen.  Little does he know...
Louise Maske: (20-30 yrs.) - LEAD:Very pretty, mid-twenties, Theo's wife.  Delightful, charming, and warm. She is an ideal woman of her time.  Will need to be comfortable with stage kissing and being flirtatious.
Gertrude Deuter: (30-50 yrs.) - SUPPORTING: The neighbor upstairs. A busybody who lives vicariously through Louise.  Often the show stealer.  Will need to be comfortable with stage kissing
Frank Versati: (30-50 yrs.) - SUPPORTING: An elegant gentleman who makes the ladies swoon.  He is also a poet who seeks out Louise.  Will need to be comfortable with stage kissing
Benjamin Cohen: (30-40 yrs.) - SUPPORTING: A hypochondriac, any body type, but must be very physical and use it for humor. He's also asthmatic.  Another who can steal the show.
Klinglehoff: (60-80 yrs.) - BIT PART: An elderly man. An extremely old fashion widower and a prude! 
The King: (40-60 yrs) - BIT PART: He's The King. 
 
Although it takes place in Germany, no accents are required.  Director is asking for American accents so the comedic timing and wit can be highlighted. 
 

The Underpants Synopsis
 
Play takes place in Dusseldorf in 1910.  Theo and his wife Louise have a vacant room in their apartment.  One unfortunate morning, while Louise attends a parade to try to catch a glimpse of the king, her underpants fall to her ankles.  Theo is humiliated: "I can't believe this happened to me!"  Suddenly the couple has not one, but two renters: Versati and Cohen.  Having witnessed the panty scandal, both men secretly confess their love to Louise and begin to battle for her favor.  Louise's nosy upstairs neighbor Gertrude advises Louise to welcome an affair.  As Versati and Cohen squabble over who is the better man, and Theo remains oblivious to both the renters' intentions and his wife's charm, Louise begins to learn a powerful lesson in how she can obtain what she desires.




Auditions for:





Twelve Angry Men

Directed by Hannah Butler

Produced by Timothy Bambara


Friday, December 16th 7 pm
Saturday, December 17th 1 pm
Sunday, December 18th 2 pm (callbacks)

Location: Auditions will be located at Allegro on Main Street Warrenton

Audition form

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME COLLECTION:

PRINCESS GENEVIEVE'S 7th ANNUAL DRESS UP DRIVE



What is the Dress Up Drive?

Princess Genevieve started the Halloween Dress Up Drive seven years ago collecting children's Halloween costumes. You can donate for our drop off boxes at FCT during October's performances of Legally Blonde: The Musical.



What can I donate?

We accept donations of cleaned dress up clothes and costumes in good condition. We ask that you only share the costumes that are new or clean and in good enough condition that you would want your own child to play in. We cannot accept torn, ripped, or dirty items to give to a needy child. We go through these costumes ourselves before sending them to their new homes.



Why get involved? 
Whether with friends or alone playing in their room, a box of dress up clothes holds endless imaginative possibilities for boys and girls! Princess Genevieve's fondest memories are held in long days of childhood that never seemed to end. Those days were full of "pretend", dressing up, and getting lost in a story in her own mind.



We hope you'll consider donating cleaned & gently loved, outgrown Halloween costumes to be donated to local families just in time for Trick-or-Treat! If you have knowledge of families in a needy situation- we will keep it confidential and get costumes directly to you, instead of sharing family names. Email jennifer@kingdomofazuria.com or visit www.kingdomofazuria.com for more information.


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