FACT 2016-17 Season
FACT has 5 exciting productions planned for our 2016-17 season!
IN 12 ANGRY MEN, A SINGLE VOICE CAN UNRAVEL EVERY ASPECT OF THIS “OPEN-AND-SHUT” CASE—AS EASY AS FLIPPING A SWITCH BLADE.
IN THE SWELTERING HEAT OF SUMMER, 12 JURORS MUST WORK TOGETHER TO UNANIMOUSLY DETERMINE THE GUILT OF A YOUNG MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS OWN FATHER—AND, IN DOING SO, DISCOVER THEMSELVES. AWARE A GUILTY VERDICT WILL END IN THE DEATH OF THE ACCUSED, EMOTIONS AND TEMPERS RUN HIGH BETWEEN TWELVE STRANGERS—ONE FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE—IN THIS THRILLING PRODUCTION OF REGINALD ROSE’S CLASSIC PLAY.
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $10.00, AND GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ONAUGUST 29TH AT WWW.FORTFACT.ORG.
PLEASE ENJOY OUR LOCAL PRODUCTION OF 12 ANGRY MEN, RUNNING AT THE FORT ATKINSON CLUB ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, 24TH AT 7:00PM, AND THE 25TH AT 2:00PM.
SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, SO GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
FACT WILL BE PRESENTING "CHRISTMAS BELLES" IN DECEMBER AT FAHS.
SET IN AND AROUND THE TABERNACLE OF THE LAMB CHURCH IN FAYRO, TEXAS, DURING THE DAYS LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS. CHRISTMAS BELLES IS A HILARIOUS COMEDY SHOWCASING THE CRAZY ANTICS OF THE FUTRELLE SISTERS AS THEY ATTEMPT TO ORGANIZE AND PRESENT A CHRISTMAS PROGRAM FOR THEIR CHURCH.
THIS PATRIOTIC TABLEAU BEGINS AS A COMMITTEE DISCUSSES PUTTING ON A PATRIOTIC SHOW FOR THEIR TOWN. JUST WHAT DOES AMERICA MEAN TO THEM? ONE PERSON PULLS OUT THE PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION, AND THEY DECIDE TO USE IT AS A FRAMEWORK FOR THEIR SHOW. THROUGH A SERIES OF SKETCHES AND SONGS ORGANIZED PHRASE BY PHRASE FROM THE PREAMBLE, THEY SHOW NOT ONLY HOW THE CONSTITUTION APPLIES TO OUR PAST, BUT ALSO TO OUR PRESENT AND FUTURE.
THIS MUSICAL WILL SERVE AS A FINE REMINDER THAT THE REMARKABLE WORDS WRITTEN BY OUR FOREFATHERS MANY YEARS AGO ARE STILL A LIVING DOCUMENT, PART OF OUR LIVES EACH AND EVERY DAY.
A LOOK INTO THE PRIVATE SONG VAULT OF RICHARD MALTBY, JR. AND DAVID SHIRE (BIG, STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, BABY), THE REVIEW CLOSER THAN EVER IS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH THE BRILLIANCE FOR WHICH THESE MUSICAL THEATRE GIANTS ARE KNOWN.
CLOSER THAN EVER IS A NONSTOP EXPLORATION OF EVERYDAY STRUGGLES IN THE "MODERN WORLD." TOPICS RANGING FROM UNREQUITED ADORATION... TO AGING... TO MUZAK ARE TACKLED WITH RESOUNDING SINCERITY AND PRECISELY PLACED HILARITY. EACH SONG IS A UNIQUE STORY TOLD BY A NEW CHARACTER TAKING AUDIENCES NOT ONLY INTO THE SONGBOOK OF MR. MALTBY AND MR. SHIRE, BUT INTO THE MINDS OF THE INDIVIDUALS FACING THESE COMPLETELY RELATABLE CHALLENGES.
In this musical version of The Princess and the Pea, Princess Winnifred is an awkward, brash girl from a swamp competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless the Drab, whose domineering mother Queen Aggravain has declared he must marry a "true" princess before anyone else in the kingdom can marry.
Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, some hilarious and boisterous, others romantic and melodic, this whimsical twist on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some uproarious shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at this fable by Hans Christian Andersen the same way again. Fort Atkinson Community Theatre will proudly present Once Upon A Mattress in July 2017.
FACT 2015-16 Season
Rollicking and hilarious! This farce is based on the legend of everyone's favorite vampire. Set in 19th Century England, the story centers around the madhouse run by Dr. Seward whose new neighbor is a certain Hungarian Count with designs on the neck of the Doctor's daughter. Enjoy beautiful melodies as well as haunting atonal songs with superbly timed comedy. This delightful spoof of the classic horror tale is an unparalleled romp from start to finish. Dracula: The Musical? features book, music and lyrics by Rick Abbot, and is presented by special arrangement with SAMUAL FRENCH, INC.
For the first time ever, FACT will serve beer and wine at a pre-show reception beginning at 6pm, as well as intermission. Performances will be at the Fort Atkinson Club, 211 S Water Street East in Fort Atkinson, on October 23 & 24, 2015. Theater doors will open at 6:30, show time is 7pm.
Limited Seating Available! Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.
Advance tickets available online! BUY TICKETS!
Students (grades 12 & down) and senior (age 65 & up): $9, Adult: $11
Ticket prices at door: Student and senior $10, Adult $12
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure is adapted just for kids in this new musical play. Young Jim Hawkins is an ordinary boy looking forward to Halloween, when the pirate Billy Bones steps right into his bedroom! Suddenly we’re swept into the action of high seas adventure including a treasure map, sailing to Skeleton Island, Long John Silver, Ben Gunn, and the dreaded Black Spot.
Are you ready for an adventure for hidden treasure and fun right in your own bedroom? Then Ahoy, me hearties! Lets weigh anchor!
Seventy six trombones will be leading the River City Children's Band to Fort Atkinson this summer in FACT's final production of the 2015-2016 season, Meredith Willson's The Music Man! This timeless musical tells the story of charming con man, Professor Harold Hill, and his antics in River City, Iowa. Along the way he meets up with old friends, the colorful townspeople of River City, and crosses the path of the town librarian, Marian Paroo. This musical features a hilarious cast of characters and beloved songs, including "Seventy Six Trombones", "Till there was You", "Goodnight Ladies" and many more. The Music Man is a classic tale that will have all ages tapping their toes and singing along. The Music Man will be performed at Fort Atkinson High School July 9th, 10th, 15th and 16th.
FACT 2014-15 Season
FACT's 2015 season kicks off with a Youth FACT production featuring a series of stories from the Emerald Isle!
Get whisked away by the music and spirit of the Emerald Isle in three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk tales! When a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O’Grady learn to tell a story, they help him win the hand of his one true love. Assisted by the wee folk of Ireland, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash enact “The Hunchback of Knockgrafton,” in which a simple man’s gentle nature wins him an unexpected prize and a cruel counterpart learns that it’s not a good idea to mess with little people. In “The Griffin’s Feather,” young Aidan bravely encounters a sneezing girl, a frenzied farmer and a bombastic boatman before snatching three feathers from a hen-pecked griffin in order to cure a sleeping beauty. In “The Bird, the Mouse and the Cricket,” a courageous lass and three magical animals risk their necks to help a sour prince regain his lost laughter. At last, the shy Fin discovers that a story is a treasure that increases the more you share it. He thanks his lucky charms that he came upon the leprechauns! This uplifting, comic musical glitters like a gem with its peaceful Celtic melodies, clever dialogue and slapstick humor to inspire many a chuckle in the wee as well as the old!
Performances are March 14th and 15th at Luther Elementary School
FACT's summer producion is on of Broadway's most recognizable shows, and a local favorite!
When Tevye's eldest daughter, Tzeitel, begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter's happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anatevka, dangerous forces which threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve.
Performances will be July 11th, 12th, 17th and 18th
Interested in directing a Fall 2015 Production? Contact us today!