Jim Gruss

About Jim Gruss

Jim has been working around, behind, and above the FCT stage since 2004's teen production of Godspell. A techie by nature, he's only ever appeared on stage once: as a cop from the Bronx in the 2007 thriller Wait Until Dark. He tries to balance all of the Crazy Bald Guy's requests with his equally crazy day job, but still finds time to work on his fix-er-upper house and feed the cats.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS…Summer Theatre Camp 2012…SOLD OUT!

We are currently NOT accepting any more registrations for 2012

Fremont Community Theatre (FCT) is
pleased and excited to announce the third installment of the Youth Theatre program for ages 6-12.

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination”,“Oompa Loompa” and ”I Want it Now” by Academy® and Grammy® award winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, neatly fitted into a new script adapted under the auspices of the Dahl Estate. With a flexible cast size, featuring roles for children and a tour-de-force role in the title character.

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 over 56 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 students. This year will feature a short musical that is rehearsed over the course of the camp, and presented twice at the end of the camp for an audience of family, friends, and the general public.

  •  Auditions for major singing/speaking roles are Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 6 PM
  • The cast will be announced Monday, July 16 at 6 PM
  • Sessions will run Monday – Friday, July 23-27 and July 30-Aug 3, 2012 Click here to jump to this event on the FCT calendar
  • Daily sessions 1 – 4 PM
  • Productions on Saturday August 4 @ 7 PM and Sunday August 5 @ 2 PM.  All seats are just $5. Camp cost is $60 per child ages 6-12, which includes
  • All materials needed
  • A light snack each session
  • Youth Theatre Camp T-Shirt
  • 2 admissions to the production (a $10 value)

Reservation details will be posted soon


  • Refund requires 5 day notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are not currently offering a morning session.
  • Camp size may be limited — students will be accepted on a first-paid basis

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Some magic being added to the summer youth camp

Magician Floyd Collins will be conducting a workshop teaching the fundamentals of magic as part of the summer youth camp.

Those enrolled in the magic camp will stay after regular camp practice from 4-5pm on 7/23– 7/27 and from 4-6pm 7/30-8/1. There will be a free magic show at 7pm on 8/1. There will be an additional $10 cost to cover magic supplies.

This workshop will be limited to 10 campers ages 9-12.

You may pay your registration fee below and secure your child/children’s spot in the camp, then using the billing information provided, we will mail you the appropriate paperwork to finalize the arrangements.

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