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.
To learn more about the show, click here: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000240
Shrek the Musical was a huge hit at FCT in July. The teens did an excellent job at portraying the familiar characters for their four Standing Room Only audiences, and are enjoying the rest of their summer before they start thinking about shows for next year!
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!
Just a few pictures from the production of Rex’s Exes. Thanks to all that attended and laughed!
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!”
“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
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
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.
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.