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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 25, 2014

FACT lowers ticket prices

Jun 03, 2014

What do these musicals and plays have in common: “Music Man,” “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Playing Doctor,” “Oklahoma,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Damn Yankees,” “Kiss or Make Up,” and “Li’l Abner”?

Those eight musicals and plays were the first shows completed in the first five years of Fairfield Area Community Theatre’s revival.

In 1989, in conjunction with Fairfield Sesquicentennial, FACT staged “Music Man” at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. It has been an active part of the community since then. FACT was quite active prior to that according to Nan Cameron, FACT officer.

For this summer, FACT will perform a revue show focusing on the past 25 years. Rehearsals are underway. The nearly 30-member cast includes many who are FACT veterans from past shows.

Jim Edgeton, music director said, “We are working on songs from some of your favorite and most memorable productions.”

Scott Slechta, artistic director explained that the show will not only include favorite songs, but also set pieces and costumes to decorate the stage.

“It’ll be a trip down memory lane for the community,” he said.

David Owen and John Grunwald also are creating a multi-media production for presentation during the show.

The anniversary show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. June 15 at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets can be purchased at the convention center’s box office during box office hours.

“To make this show really affordable, to allow the community to really support its community, theatre, we [the FACT board] have lowered the ticket prices,” said Tim Lantz, FACT board president.

Tickets were originally to have cost $15 for adults and $12 for children, but will now be $10 for adults and $5 for children.

“We are hoping for a large community support for this celebratory tribute to the success of FACT’s last 25 years,” Lantz said.

 

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