Fauquier Community Theater enriches, entertains, and educates a wide range of audiences through a variety of live theatre productions that enhance the cultural life of the community. The theatre offers a range of challenging creative opportunities that inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in theatre. FCT cultivates an appreciation of the performing arts in the community, educates through experience, participates in local activities, and partners with other organizations.
Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT) has been continuously producing theater for 45 years. Even during the health pandemic, FCT shifted to producing shows online with all ages and for all ages. The holiday show in 2020 "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" had a cast of 39 from ages 8 to 78. That same year had a focus on arts education for youth with FCT offering PACE (Performing Arts Continuing Education) classes for youth 8 to 18.
In 2021, FCT returned to staging live performances again with "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Gift of the Magi: The Musical." Then in January and February 2022 FCT presented "SHOAH" based on a documentary about the Holocaust. In March 2022, FCT presented the British Comedy "Noises Off." The current production from April 29 - May 15, 2022 is a lovely musical revue "Side by Side by Sondheim."
Then FCT presented the youth show muscial "James and the Giant Peach" from June 10-June 19, 2022. summer musical theater camp followed in July when in just two weeks, 40 youth produced the musical "Willy Wonka, JR." with performances on July 22 and 23. September 2022 opened the next season with the musical "Mamma Mia" which set the record in the history of FCT as the most attended non-holiday event.
The current 2022 - 2023 season continued with "Holiday Inn" to more standing ovations and the joy of the holidays. Next was the world premiere of "The Greatest Generation Speaks" based on Tom Brokaw's best seller. The show was especially meaningful to senior citizens and their families who directly experienced World War II.
Next in the season, was the classic "Our Town" written by Thornton Wilder in 1938 that reminds us all of the importance of mortality, appreciating life, companionship and marriage, love, and the circle of life.
The current show running on Fridays and weekends through May 14 is the musical comedy, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." It has brought much laughter to audiences that fill the theater with much applause and laughter.
The summer, sets a new record at FCT with two summer opportunities for youth with the summer camp presenting the production of "Annie JR" and then a summer musical intensive, "The Music Man JR."
The 2023 - 2024 season will open with "Evita" and due to the talent auditioning, it is sure to be another success at FCT. For more details, be sure to visit www.FCTstage.org or call 540-349-8760.
"I just want to say how fortunate we are to have a wonderful theater like FCT in our community. I started out seeing shows there years ago and was so impressed. My kids were, as well, and began auditioning for shows and getting parts in both the children's theater and main stage shows. They have had a blast, made friends, and learned so much about acting. It has been a very positive and nurturing experience for us all- whether in the audience or on the stage. I highly recommend seeing a show or coming out to audition for one!" - HL
"The productions we have seen here have been top notch! How could we help but love "Mary Poppins"? But we really didn't know what to expect from "Jane Eyre". My 14-yr-old daughter and I both agree that this one of the best shows we have ever seen anywhere. She hasn't even read the book yet but completely understood what was going on. The performers, costumes, hair, makeup, sets, and everything were awesome. Bravo FCT!" - LZD
"We saw 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at FCT and thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was very well done, and we laughed throughout most of the show. The actors were phenomenal and the songs and witty repertoire left me a little sad when it was over :( I will definitely continue to go to the shows and would highly suggest anyone to skip the next date night at the movie theater - and instead support your local theater!" - KC