COMING SOON: THE GIVER, August 21 & 22

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FCT and Director Laura Buchanan are pleased to present THE GIVER, a short play based on the Newberry Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, adapted by Eric Coble.

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny. (dramaticpublishing.com)

CAST LIST

Jonas – Clayton Sooy
Giver – Jeff Buchanan
Mother – Felicia Girdner
Father – Michael Sooy
Lily – Eve Jackson
Fiona – Madison Wilson
Asher – Theo Jackson
Chief Elder – Sue Stotz
Rosemary/Various Roles – Elizabeth Limberg

This play has a suggested rating of PG and runs approximately 70 minutes.

THE GIVER will be presented at 8:00 p.m. on August 21 and 22, 2015 with special permission from Dramatic Publishing.

Tickets are $5.00 for students, seniors and season ticket holders; $10.00 for all other adults. To reserve tickets, please call the Box Office at 419-332-0695 or pay using PayPal below:


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ALADDIN KIDS and Magic Camp Performances, August 7-9

Thank you to all who attended performances of the Youth Camp students!  We appreciate your support and are hopeful you enjoyed your experience at FCT!

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Fremont Community Youth Theatre is pleased to present the upcoming production of ALADDIN KIDS , based on the 1992 Disney film ALADDIN. All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film – Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and many more – are here in Disney’s ALADDIN KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Director Jodie Fleming and Musical Director Traci Newsome are leading a group of 38 area youth, aged 8-12, through a two-week theater camp to put on this amazing production in a  very short time period. In this 10-day, 30-hour camp, participants are learning the fundamentals of theatrical performance, including creating a character, vocal performance, movement on stage, improvisation, and more. Three  performances of ALADDIN KIDS  will showcase many of the skills learned. Performances are open to family, friends, and the general public.

Magic has also been added to this years camp!  Magician Floyd Collins is leading a Magic Camp each day following the theater camp. Participants are learning the fundamentals of magic and will perform their new magic skills at the start of each ALADDIN KIDS performance.

ALADDIN KIDS, with a magic pre-show will be presented on August 7-9, with special permission from Music Theatre International. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00 p.m., with the Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8.00; Student/Senior tickets are $5.00. Reservations may be made by calling the Fremont Community Theatre at 419-332-0695.

CAST LIST:

Aladdin – Jarrett Newsome
Jasmine – Sydney Harrison
Lamp Salesperson/Narrator – Lily Arnold
Jafar – Madison Wilson
Sultan – Jackson Smith
Iago – Elise Hill
Tiger god – Delinda Gore
Genie – Lottie Arnold
Avis the Flying Carpet – Tayla Manuel
Beggar Boy – Solomon Sanchez

Junior Djinn:
Abby Bibler – Nasira
Lennyn Druckenmiller – Rihanna
Jonnie Laird – Sahar
Hannah Sheidler – Akilah
Hayley Wilson – Vanshika

Vendors:
Alyssa Batey – Adara
Atlee Everhart – Chiba
Zoë Holland – Farah
Monica Ranolph – Ananya
Olivia Rogers – Myra
Eden Sheidler – Akilah
Mylah Williams – Ameerah
Jaylee Wonderly – Eeshta

Guards:
Emily Barickman – Aarohi
Lucas Randolph – Jamon
Azlynn Rich – Anishka
Samuel Sanchez – Rafiq

Prisoner/Shoppers:
Kylie Barickman – Zaida
Kalee Hemby – Aisha
Becca Holland – Imani
Brie Wiersma – Nahla 

Harem Girls:
Isabella Harrison – Liyana
Kamryn Krieger – Jazlyn
Emily Linder – Trusha
Aubrey Morelock – Zara
Taylor Peck – Sadira
Melody Summers – Shakira
Aleah Whaley – Sahara

 

 

COMING IN OCTOBER: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, October 9-18

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Fremont Community Theatre and Director Randy J. Brown are pleased to present THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A New Musical, with Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on characters created by Charles Addams.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. (http://www.theatricalrights.com/)

CAST LIST:

Gomez Addams……….Cody Noon
Morticia Addams……….Hilary Frater
Wednesday Addams…Abigail McLaughlin
Pugsley Addams…….. Lucas Rosenberger
Uncle Fester……………Matthew Johnston
Grandma……………….Pam Meggitt
Lurch……………………Ryan Mahaffey
Mal Beineke……………Jeff Buchanan
Alice Beineke………….Stephanie Book
Lucas Beineke…………Ryan Book

THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS:
Bob Ammanniti
Candi Barickman
Michael Goldsby
Elizabeth Limburg
Mike Magnuson
Asheigh Mays
Linda Rich
Brett Sprague
Kaelan Vogt
Another Male Ancestor…TBA

THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be presented on October 9-11 and 16-18, 2015 with special permission from Music Theatre International. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15.00; Student/Senior tickets are $12.00.
Individual tickets will go on sale in September.
For savings, consider purchasing a Season Ticket.

This show has a suggested rating of PG-13.

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

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The cast and crew of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM would like to thank all who showed support for this venture into Shakespeare. Thanks especially to the patrons who donated funds to help make it it happen and to the audience who made each performance special! Also, a special thanks goes to Producer Jason Kramer, who gave life to the project in the first place. The group is hopeful they will return, in one form or another, in future years!

Audience Reacts:

“An amazing and magical production. Congratulations to all involved in an exceptional endeavor!”

“The cast and crew did a truly awesome job!!!”

“It was a fun adventure! I’d come again!”

“Bravo!”

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Shakespeare in the Park, presented in association with Fremont Community Teen Theatre, and Director Diane Cepeda are pleased to announce the upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The largely teen cast, which also consists of some young adults and youth, is a retelling of the classic Shakespearean comedy with themes of love and which contains plenty of mischief, theatre and of course, fairies.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented July 8-10 at 7:00 pm and July 11 at 2:00 pm in Birchard Park.

Bench seating is available, but feel free to bring a chair or even a blanket to sit on the ground!

This is a non-ticketed event; however, donations are accepted and encouraged to defray the small cost of costumes, set, and water provided to the actors during rehearsal. Thank you!

This play has a suggested rating of PG.

CAST

Egeus – Kevin Baumgartner
Philostrate – Olivia Rodriguez
Hermia – Rachel Hofacker
Lysander – Alex Gibson
Helena – McKenna Willis
Demetrius – Trevor Sievert
Puck – Leah Marty
Peter Quince – Abby Havice
Nick Bottom – Ben Davies
Francis Flute – Lucas Rosenberger
Tom Snout – Kaden White
Snug – Jay Conner
Robin Starveling – Conner Allport
First Fairy – Katie Magnuson
Moth – Olivia Rodriguez
Mustardseed – Makenna Book
Peaseblossom – Zoe Holland
Cobweb – Madison Wilson
Theseus – Brett Sprague
Hippolyta/Titania – Bethany Wethington Maxey
Oberon – Tim Bolton

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Teen Theatre’s INTO THE WOODS

The Fremont Community Teen Theatre thanks all who came out to support INTO THE WOODS this summer!  We hope you enjoyed it, and will join us again for next summer’s production, to be announced next spring!

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Fremont Community Teen Theatre and Director Jason Kramer are pleased to announce the upcoming auditions for “Into the Woods,” with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by James Lapine. Teen Theatre auditions are limited to those who will be between 13 and 19 by July 26, 2015.

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into The Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

(From mtishows.com)

CAST LIST
(In Order of Appearance)
Narrator – Kris Krotzer
Cinderella – Crystal Camden
Jack – Ryan Book
Jack’s Mother – Madison Smith
Baker – Cyrus Foos
Baker’s Wife – Kayla Hunter
Cinderella’s Stepmother – Emma Jones
Florinda – Carly Wiersma
Lucinda – Kaitlyn Phillips
Cinderella’s Father – Trevor Siefert
Little Red Riding Hood – Leah Darr
Witch – Kyleigh Harrison
Cinderella’s Mother – Alexis Schmidt
Mysterious Man – Avery Gerwin
Wolf – Johnathan Gibson
Granny – McKenna Willis
Rapunzel – Sarah Boyle
Rapunzel’s Prince – Austin Rambo
Cinderella’s Prince – Matt Gerber
Steward – Sam Berlekamp
Giant (Voice) – Lillie Clapp
Snow White – Lillie Swinehart
Sleeping Beauty – Alannah Charles

INTO THE WOODS will be presented on July 17-19 and 24-26 with special permission from Music Theatre International.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm; Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm.
All tickets are $10.00 and may be pre-purchased at the Box Office.

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2015 Youth Theatre Camps: REGISTRATION CLOSED

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR 2015 YOUTH THEATRE CAMP

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Fremont Community Theatre (FCT) is pleased and excited to announce the return of its Youth Theatre program for Ages 8-12.

THEATRE CAMP – ALADDIN KIDS!

All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film – Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more – are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Specific to Disney’s Aladdin KIDS are the Junior Djinn, a group of unique stage magicians who execute the magical moments of the show. An ensemble of marketplace hawkers, gymnasts, wrestlers, bread-sellers, fishmongers, belly dancers, beggars, cloth vendors, puppeteers, royal guards, royal trumpeters, etc. allows for even more fun!  Disney’s Aladdin KIDS ‘s Academy award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” will send audiences soaring.

This commitment by FCT is to provide the youth of the area with exposure to the arts, educating them in a safe setting while building self-confidence, various social skills, and the opportunity to realize their talent in theatre arts.  Participation will prepare budding young performers for their advancement to membership with the premier area teen theatre program, Fremont Community Teen Theatre (FCTT) for ages 13-19, and eventually to joining the rich history of 60 years of FCT’s main stage productions.

FCT is dedicated to being More than a Stage in Your Life.

In this 10-day, 30-hour camp, participants learn the fundamentals of theatrical performance, including creating a character, vocal performance, movement on stage, improvisation, and more!  This camp is designed to provide a solid theatrical introduction for children, as well as challenge the more seasoned youth.  This year will feature a short musical that is rehearsed over the course of the camp, and presented three times at the end of the camp for an audience of family, friends and the general public.

  • Theatre Camp is limited to 40 campers aged 8-12.
  • Auditions for major singing/speaking roles are Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11.  Times will be provided upon registration completion.
  • The cast will be announced Monday, July 13.
  • Sessions will run Monday – Friday, July 27-31 and August 3-7, 2015.
  • Daily Sessions are 9 am – noon.
  • Productions on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 9 at 2:00 pm, each following a brief performance by the Magic Camp participants.
  • Tickets for performances are: $8.00 for adults; $5.00 for students.

Camp cost is $80.00 per child, which includes:

  • All materials needed (script, parent’s book, costumes, makeup, etc.)
  • A light snack each session
  • Youth Theatre Camp T-Shirt
  • 2 admissions to the production

MAGIC CAMP

Magician Floyd Collins will be returning to lead Magic Camp again this year, teaching the fundamentals of creating and performing magic as an additional workshop.

Those enrolled in Magic Camp will stay after Theatre Camp practice from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (after lunch, provided by parents please) each of the ten days.

Magic Camp cost is $10.00 as an add-on to Aladdin Kids, or $25.00 for students who are not participating in Aladdin Kids.  This covers the cost of magic supplies.

Magic Camp is limited to 12 campers ages 9-12.

REGISTRATION

Please note that camp sizes are limited, and campers will be accepted on a first-paid basis.

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS

Refund of registration requires a 5-day notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are not offering an afternoon session this year.

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DONE SO, PLEASE PRINT OFF THE FOLLOWING FORM, COMPLETE IT, AND RETURN IT TO US BY U.S. MAIL, TO f.c.t@att.net OR HAND-DELIVER TO FCT.  

Youth Registration 2015

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GYPSY MAY 1-3, 8-10

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FCT, Director Diana Cepeda, and Musical Director Bob Bell announce the upcoming production of “Gypsy,” a musical by Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Jule Styne. “Gypsy” is based loosely on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.

Mama Rose and her two daughters are working the dying vaudeville circuit in the 1930s. Rose’s obsession with making her daughter June a star leaves her eldest daughter, Louise, feeling overlooked and forgotten. When June leaves the act to pursue a career outside of vaudeville, and away from her mother’s domineering nature, Rose pins her hopes for fame on Louise. In a last ditch effort to make it big, and earn her mother’s love, Louise begins a career in burlesque. She finds success, and Rose’s dreams have finally come true…but at what cost?

CAST LIST

Rose: Candi Cantrell
Young Louise: Makenna Book
Louise: Crystal Camden
Young June: Madison Wilson
June: Alexis Schmidt
Herbie: Tim Bolton
The Newsboys: Tayla Manuel, Alyssa Cress, Libby Cloud
Tulsa: Ryan Book
Yonkers:  Ben Davies
L.A.: Breeze Ollom
The Hollywood Blondes: Autumn Ollom, Rachel Hofacker, Kalee Hemby
Tessie: Cyndi Hineline
Mazeppa: Ashleigh Mays
Electra: Tammy Harder
Uncle Jocko: Danny Stratton
Balloon Girl: Jonnie Laird
Kids: Aydin Manuel, Taylor Peck, Hayley Wilson, Azlynn Rich
Moms: Marissa Rey-Reyes, Rachel Zamora
Pop: Scott Williams
Georgie: Dion Wilson
Arnold: TBA
Weber: Randy Brown
Kringelein: Ted Ball
Mr. Goldstone: CELEBRITY GUEST
Miss Cratchitt: Stephanie Book
Pastey: TBA
Cigar: Bob Amminniti
Renee: Rachel Zamora
Phil: Chuck Cantrell
Bougeron-Cochon: Danny Stratton

“Gypsy” will be presented on May 1-3 and 8-10 with special permission from Tams-Witmark.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m.
Senior/Student tickets are $10.00 with ID and Adult tickets are $12.00.

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“Escanaba in Da Moonlight” by Jeff Daniels

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FCT and Director Griff Allan are pleased to announce the cast of “Escanaba in Da Moonlight,” a comedy by Jeff Daniels.

ALBERT SOADY – Tim Bolton
REUBEN SOADY – Ben Archer
REMNAR SOADY – Sam Waugaman
JIMMER NEGAMANEE – Michael PJ Foos
RANGER TOM T. TREADO – Steve Koenig
WOLF MOON DANCE – Laura Buchanan

THE STORY: When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book. (www.dramatists.com)

There was a great turnout for auditions, and much thanks to all who auditioned!

Director Griff Allan and Assistant Directors Pete Lowry and Joe Angelone will be looking for crew for this show. If interested, please contact them directly or leave a message at 419-332-0775!

“Escanaba in da Moonlight” will be presented on March 13-15 and 20-22 with special permission from Dramatists Play Services.

“Moon Over the Brewery” by Bruce Graham

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Randolph (Cyrus Foos) and Amanda (Kaitlyn Phillips) scheme.

What do a mailman, a waitress, a teenager, a pirate, and a samurai have in common?  Come to see “Moon Over the Brewery” to find out.  Opening January 16th, this show includes all of the above, plus a suave guy in a white suit.

This comedic drama is the story of a mother and daughter who find themselves at odds with each other over what their future will be.  Thirteen-year-old Amanda turns to her long-time imaginary friend, Randolph, while her mother Miriam turns to Warren, a mailman she met at the diner she works at.  Can three lonely people and that imaginary friend find a way out of loneliness and into a good life together?

The role of Miriam, a waitress/artist, will be portrayed by Melissa Joseph of Fremont.  Her precocious daughter Amanda will be played by Kaitlyn Phillips, 17, of Woodville.  Tim Bolton of Fremont and Cyrus Foos, 18, of Gibsonburg have been cast in the roles of Walter, Miriam’s boyfriend, and Randolph, Amanda’s childhood imaginary friend, respectively.

While none are brand new to the FCT stage, this represents debut principal roles for both Phillips and Joseph.  Bolton has appeared in over 50 roles at FCT, most recently as John in “Be My Baby” in November 2014.  Foos has been appearing at FCT since a small child, and last appeared as “Donkey” in FCTT’s production of Shrek the Musical in July 2014.

In addition to the four actors, a great deal of original artwork will be seen onstage in this production.  Director Bower and costumer Sue Stotz designed and pieced the quilt, “Miriam’s Dream,” which will be featured in the show and then raffled off at the close of the production for $5.00 per ticket.  In addition, Bower’s husband Michael has been busy creating the many paintings which will be displayed on set.

Produced with permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., “Moon Over the Brewery” will be presented January 16-18 and 23-25, 2015, with curtain time at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.  Tickets are $10.00 for Seniors and Students with ID, and $12.00 for Adults.

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