THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
PRODUCTION DATES: May 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 2014
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed by Mitchell Antesky and Mindie Ottney
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good,” this is the show for you!
It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
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
Ryan Book, Ashleigh Mays and Jessica Holland Building Superintendant – Pete Lowry
Congratulations to all!
Just a few pictures from the production of Rex’s Exes. Thanks to all that attended and laughed!
A huge thank you to everyone who supported V IS FOR VARIETY, the first FCT original “spotlight production” !
Director Jan Wilcox and her crew of many, thank all the patrons who braved some of this year’s coldest weather so far to be warmed by the emotional and funny story of BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.
What’s a great way to meet and have fun with other theatre aficionados and get the chance to be in a show with them, and be done with it all in less than 24 hours? PLAY IN A DAY. Writers will work from approx. 10 PM until their scripts are finished, want to get some sleep? pick up the pace! Add to the mix , mystery props, costumes, key word phrases and even some surprises and 3 or more shows will be written, cast, rehearsed and performed in A DAY, ready or not! Just want to see the results of this staged insanity, 5 buck admission to the Saturday night 8PM show will prove what an original script, 12 hours of rehearsal and lots of adrenaline will produce. This is fun beyond words. Perfect for the first timer who has always longed to be onstage but wasn’t sure they had the time to commit to a full show rehearsal schedule or the busy theatre veteran who is busy but is longing to get back on stage or a budding director who wants to test the waters on a small scale before taking the big plunge. If not of the above fit you, the real fun can be in the audience that night too.’
Check back here for details on when and where the next edition of PLAY IN A DAY will be!
Our 58th season opened September 27, audiences raved and laughed, to this smart and heart warming comedy.
In the spirit of Frank Capra, this comedic tale of a bank heist and three retired nannies had all the classic comedy twists and surprises fit for any and all audiences.
Director Linda Bower and Assistant Sue A. Stotz proudly lead the Cast of “Every Little Crook and Nanny” while welcoming “new to the FCT stage” actors, Chuck Cantrell, Cory Castelon of Republic, Latisha Fields of Bellevue and Melang Clarck of Fremont alongside many FCT veterans,.Donna Wollenslegel of Elmore, Linda Rich of Gibsonburg, Candi Cantrell of Fremont, Tim Bolton of Fremont, Jarrett Newsome of Clyde and Mary Jo Foos of Gibsonburg.
FCT was proud to be the 400th confirmed reading of 8 worldwide.
The cast of 8 performed 2 staged readings of 8 the play, that benefited the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact. The crowds responded amazingly to the show and the very educational talk back sessions that followed each performance highlighting the battle in America over marriage equality. FCT was bold in bringing an event like 8 to Fremont. Despite some objections, the overall reaction was overwhelmingly positive and compliments and thank you notes have poured into our email inbox. White FCT is still committed to bringing family friendly entertainment to the FCT stage regularly, more performances that are educational, entertaining, and possibly controversial like 8, certainly could be on the horizon in the future. Theatre can be so much more than comedy, songs and dance, it can educate and inform while entertaining. We thank all who supported this event.
Donations accredited to FCT made to AFER may still be made by visiting the tickets tab above, Thank you!
LOVE LETTERS ended its 6 month life over Labor Day weekend at the Ohio Community Theatre Association State conference winning 3 awards and the admiration of over 500 fellow theatre enthusiasts. Director Michael PJ Foos won an Excellence in direction, Cyndi Hineline won an Excellence in acting and PJ Foos and Mitchell Antesky shared an award for Outstanding achievement in directorial/artistic concept.
The show has had a long and critically acclaimed life, a successful run at FCT in March, numerous awards at the OCTA regional festival in June and a benefit performance in August that the cast, crew and director want to thank everyone who attended and help donate to the cause.
Along with director Michael PJ Foos of Gibsonburg LOVE LETTERS starred Ben Archer of Clyde and Cyndi Hineline of Fremont. This is the second time in three years that Foos has sat in the director’s chair for an FCT production at the state OCTA level.
The fourth annual Summer Youth Theatre camp was a huge success. Many thanks to all the cast, crew, parents and the directors for another summer filled with magic, theatre and friends, see you again in 2014!
The annual Laurels Awards Dinner was held June 22 at the Fremont Country Club. A complete list of winners will be posted here soon. The top honor of the night, FCT’s highest accolade, The Stanley Award, is given each year to the member who has contributed most to the overall success of FCT. The Stanley Award Winner for 2013 is Scott “Harley” Berry.