Coming Soon! “The Last Five Years”

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Fremont Community Theatre and Director Mitchell Antesky announce the cast for the Drama Desk Award Winning musical “The Last Five Years”, with music, book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, the 2014 Tony Award Winner for “The Bridges of Madison County”. This two-person musical explores the five-year relationship of a couple with a bit of a twist in the storytelling.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy,  telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Monica Siesel will appear as CATHERINE HIATT: The character arcs from a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand to an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship.

Adam Cox will appear as JAMIE WELLERSTEIN: The character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness.

The live music for this production will also require a pianist and a string quartet consisting of violin, 2 cellos, acoustic guitar and string bass. Interested individuals should contact the director for further details.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS.  Due to licensing agreements with the author, FCT is obligated to perform the script as written.

To learn more about the show, please visit Music Theatre International at:  http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000240

To purchase tickets for this production, please click here:  http://www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org/?page_id=1604

 

 

Spotlight Production shines on THE LAST FIVE YEARS

FCT’s Spotlight Production THE LAST FIVE YEARS will be presented for just one weekend ONLY, September 26-28.

Fremont Community Theatre and Director Mitchell Antesky present the Drama Desk Award Winning musical “The Last Five Years”, with music, book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, the 2014 Tony Award Winner for “The Bridges of Madison County”. This two-person musical explores the five-year relationship of a couple with a bit of a twist in the storytelling.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy,  telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

The reviews are in!
If you weren’t able to experience opening night, you have two more chances, this weekend only, to see the musical that will leave you moved. Overheard in the lobby after the show…

“What a treat to experience this!”

“A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF THEATRE!”

“That was special!”

“There’s great complexity within it’s simplicity”

“I was just in awe over it from start to finish”

What a moving piece of theater. So glad that you brought it to life for FCT!

 

Monica Siesel  appears as CATHERINE HIATT: The character arcs from a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand to an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship.

Adam Cox fills the role of JAMIE WELLERSTEIN: The character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness.

The live music for this production will also feature a pianist, Ethan Mandeville and a string trio consisting of violin, Hilary Frater; cello, Daleen Askins: and string bass, Mick Wolf.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS.  Due to licensing agreements with the author, FCT is obligated to perform the script as written.

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“Be My Baby” Cast Announced!

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Director Jan Wilcox and Asst. Director boB Ammanniti are pleased to announce the cast of the upcoming production of “Be My Baby” by Ken Ludwig:

Karyn Langley – Maude
Tim Bolton – John
Ember Ollom – Gloria
Brandon Wurgess – Christy
Mike Magnuson – Parson
Jeff Buchanan – Judge/Maitre d’
Scott Havice – Doctor
Cheryl Bolton – Mrs. Adams
Laura Buchanan – Stewardess/Waitress/Nurse
Latisha Fields – Social Worker/Attorney/Trendy Waitress

Congratulations to all!

Everyone else needs to mark their calendars now for November 14-16 and 21-23 to catch this fun cast!

Auditions for Ken Ludwig’s “Be My Baby” Coming Soon!

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“BE MY BABY” tells the story of an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, John and Maude, both in their late 50s, who are unexpectedly thrown together on the journey of a lifetime.  John and Maude are brought together when his ward marries her niece.  Then, when the young couple decides to adopt a new born baby, the older couple has to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland.  The problem is, John and Maude despise each other.  To make matters worse, they get stranded in San Francisco for several weeks and are expected to jointly care for the helpless newborn.  There they form a new partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love.

Ken Ludwig is the author of the much-beloved comedies “Leading Ladies”, “Crazy for You”, “Lend Me a Tenor”, “Moon Over Buffalo” among others.

Be My Baby premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas in October 2005, starring Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter, directed by John Rando.

Director Jan Wilcox will be holding auditions at FCT on Sunday and Monday, September 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and require no prior acting experience.  She will be casting one older couple (John, male, and Maude, female), one younger couple (Christy, male, and Gloria, female), and 2 to 6 “Players”, who will play multiple parts throughout the play.  All roles are 18 and up, but older teens are welcome to audition.

Presented through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc., “Be My Baby” will run November 14-16 and 21-23, 2014

Cast of FCTT “Shrek the Musical” Announced

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The Teens just wrapped up auditions for Shrek the Musical, and are super excited! The turnout for auditions was better than great, with teens showing up from all over the surrounding area, and Jason and Delilah are happy to announce the cast:

Shrek- Joey Magnuson
Fiona- Kyleigh Harrison
Donkey- Cyrus Foos
Lord Farquaad- Mathew Gerber
Pinocchio- Ryan Book
Dragon- Elizabeth Vogel
Mama Ogre- Riara Holland
Papa Ogre- Kristopher Krotzer
Young Shrek – Dylan Hohlfelder
King Harold- Ben Davies
Queen Lillian – Crystal Camden
Young Fiona – Makenna Book
Teen Fiona- Kaitlyn Phillips
Captain of the Guard – Brandon Pennell
Thelonious- Sam Berlekamp
Pied Piper- Hannah Santiago
Bishop- Jon Miller
3 Blind Mice- Leah Marty, Crystal Camden, Kayla Hunter (Carly Wiersma)
Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy- Leah Darr
Humpty Dumpty- Madison Smith
Big “Bad” Wolf- Austin Rambo
3 Little Pigs- Ashley Blevins, Hannah Santiago, Shelby Granger
Papa Bear- Kristopher Krotzer
Mama Bear – Elizabeth Vogel
Baby Bear- McKenna Willis
Fairy Godmother- Alexis Schmidt
White Rabbit- Emma Jones
Wicked Witch- Leah Marty
Peter Pan- Logan Damschroder
Mad Hatter- Rachel Hofacker
Elf- Abby Havice

Happy Villagers, Guards, Duloc Performers, etc. – Sydney Hohlfelder, Katie Magnuson, Alyssa Huffman, Carly Wiersma and other cast members

Mark your Calendars now for this fun-filled show playing July 17-19!

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE spins no more

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We heard from more than a few patrons who wanted to comment on our recent production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. Thank you for the wonderful praises, we are glad you enjoyed it as much as we did performing for you!
“Absolutely outstanding production of The Drowsy Chaperone! From the opening lines in the dark to the very end, this show kept a smile on my face and made me laugh every minute. It was like a love letter to the theatre. The cast was absolutely perfect! Costumes and set were wonderful! I just wanted to jump up there and join the show! CONGRATULATIONS, ALL!”

“Saw the Drowsy Chaperone yesterday and thought it was absolutely fantastic! Every member of the cast and crew could not have been better! This show was as good or better than some “professional” shows I have attended. Wow!! Keep up the superior work!”
“Well done cast and crew of The Drowsy Chaperone, what an entertaining evening!”
“by far the single best show yet I’ve seen at FCT!”
“I laughed so hard I have to come back to catch what I missed!”
” I was so sad when I knew it was almost over, I didn’t want it to end!”
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Music and Lyrics by  Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by   Bob Martin and  Don McKellar
Directed by Mitchell Antesky and Mindie Ottney
The cast and crew of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

The cast and crew of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Man in chair- Mitchell Antesky
Mrs. Tottendale- Ellen Tucker
Underling- Ryan Mahaffey
Robert Martin – Ben Archer
George – Dave Riegel
Feldzieg- Matt Book
Kitty – Sami Trapp
Gangsters- Dwayne Arnold and Kristopher Krotzer
Aldolpho-  Scott Harley Berry
Janet – Laura Horn
The Drowsy Chaperone – Darla Brown
Trix – Candi Cantrell
Ensemble players-
Ryan Book,  Ashleigh Mays and Jessica Holland                                                   Building Superintendant – Pete Lowry