We are proud and excited to produce the first-ever in-person performance of “A Crooked French Affair,” a new play by local playwright Kim E. Ruyle.
The synopsis of the show: Perry, a wannabe playwright/director, has written his first play, A Crooked French Affair. Against all odds, the play is selected by the dysfunctional board of the Pity Falls Community Playhouse. Now, Perry must push his show to opening night despite inept actors, shoddy sets and costumes, and a complicated affair between Perry’s wife and the husband of Avis, an actor in the play and theatre board member.
“The play is a wild ride—it’s hilarious, irreverent, and fast-moving,” said Ruyle, who is also serving as the director for the show. “The cast and crew are doing a fantastic job and seriously rising to the occasion.”
The cast features Nicholas Wagner, Liz Gonzalez, Mike Detert, Ellie Thelen Clementi, Emma Johannes, Paul Gedlinske, Liz Wustrack, Lynn Moon, Kurt Schuller, and Valerie Wendtland.
“The cast members of this show are doing an amazing job,” said Eva Thelen Dunphy, FDLCT board member. “The few scenes I got to see during their rehearsal had me laughing out loud!”
FDLCT will present “A Crooked French Affair” at the Goodrich Little Theatre, located at 72 W. 9th Street, Fond du Lac, WI. The show features adult language and innuendo. Showtimes are March 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and March 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at hometowntickets.com/fdlct or in person at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. Guests can also purchase tickets at the box office one hour before each show for an additional $3.
Adults and high school students are invited to audition for Fond du Lac Community Theatre’s summer production of “The SpongeBob Musical” directed by Trevor Clementi.
When are auditions?
Friday, March 3, 6-9pm Sunday, March 5, 9am-12pm Show up to one of the sessions at any time and plan to stay for at least a half hour.
Auditions will be held at the FDLCT firehouse, 250 W 9th St in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
If you cannot make it to either session, we will accept video auditions. Please email the director for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I prepare?
Please prepare about 1 minute long vocal audition in any style. An accompanist will be available. At the audition, we will teach you a short dance routine and provide a small number of sides for you to read aloud.
Callbacks will be held Saturday, March 11 from around 6-10pm.
When are rehearsals and performances?
You can expect most rehearsals to be held weekday evenings and some Saturdays. We’ll start in April with fewer rehearsals each week and ramp up to 4-5 days a week in June.
SHOWS are June 22–24 at 7:30pm and June 25 at 2pm.
Who can audition?
All adults and students currently in 8th grade or above may audition.
I do a great impression of a character! or, I’m not great at impressions…
The performers in this show will speak mostly in their own voices, with just a hint of the cartoon character’s tone. Also, we’re considering ALL individuals for ALL roles regardless of gender, age, height/build, race, or any other factor! Just be yourself—and prepare to audition with an open mind and a sense of curiosity.
Yes! The SpongeBob Musical is a brand-new show that opened on Broadway in 2017 and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. If you’re thinking juvenile humor and mascot costumes, think again! This musical is full of heart and features colorful, creative and imaginative design. The characters are represented in “human” form wearing costumes loosely inspired by the cartoon.
In The SpongeBob Musical, the stakes are higher than ever as SpongeBob and his undersea friends have to save Bikini Bottom from total annihilation! Based on the beloved animated series, this off-the-wall musical comedy features music from many different stars such as David Bowie, Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Yolanda Adams, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, and many more.
Sandy, SpongeBob and Patrick in the Broadway show
All around the theatre, the show’s sets and props will be constructed primarily out of found objects and “trash” representing familiar locations like the Krusty Krab and downtown Bikini Bottom.
A look from the Broadway preview.
If you know and love SpongeBob, you’ll be right at home in your pineapple under the sea. Even if not, though, you’ll fall in love with the show’s hilarious script, catchy tunes and sense of pure joy!
What roles are available?
Glad you asked. There are a lot.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Perpetually optimistic and energetic. Must be comfortable with climbing/heights. Sandy Cheeks: Brainy and athletic squirrel. Must be comfortable with climbing/heights. Patrick Star: Well-intentioned but dim friend of SpongeBob. Squidward Q. Tentacles: Lovably grumpy and cynical octopus with a featured tap number. Sheldon Plankton: Nefariously charming villain, rap skills are a plus. Karen the Computer: Plankton’s sardonic but glamorous computer wife. Pearl Krabs: Teen whale with a killer voice. Eugene Krabs: The greedy owner of the Krusty Krab and father of Pearl. Mayor of Bikini Bottom: Opportunistic politician who’s anything but helpful. Perch Perkins: Captivating and sometimes mysterious news anchor. Patchy the Pirate: SpongeBob’s number one fan. Larry the Lobster: As rude as he is buff. Electric Skates: Rock and roll band members on skateboards or rollerblades/skates. Old Man Jenkins: A crotchety and intolerant old man. Mrs. Puff: Anxious and flustered pufferfish. Gary the Snail (Puppet): Mrow. And more: Hip-Hop Dancers, Mob Fish, Krabby Patty Fish, Buster Bluetang, Cowboy Fish, Rock Trio, Johnny the Bartender, Plankton’s Backup Dancers, Dancing Sponges, a gaggle of Sardine Devotees, and a showstopping chorus of Tap Dancing Sea Anemones.
We hope to see you at auditions! Any questions may go straight to Trevor at email@example.com.
Liz Wustrack presenting Nora with the FDLCT Memorial Scholarship
We’re proud to announce that Nora Otte has earned the 2022 FDLCT Memorial Scholarship!
Nora has been involved with Community Theatre for eleven years participating in productions both on stage and behind the scenes. You may recognize her from Mamma Mia, Matilda, Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek the Musical, Wizard of Oz, Next to Normal, and Seussical the Musical. She was also very involved in our Encore Youth Productions including Elf Jr, Bugsy Malone, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Peter Pan Jr, and Aladdin Jr.
Nora attended Fond du Lac High School where she participated in Cardinal Community Mentors, Cardinal Singers, VJaM Singers, Stagecraft, and the Fond du Lac High School Theatre Program. Nora looks forward to following her passion of singing and acting in the future. She also hopes to grow her skills as a composer and songwriter by learning more about theatre and music. Nora plans to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.
Fond du Lac Community Theatre is thankful for Nora’s time and dedication to the organization. We have loved getting to watch Nora learn and grow through the years. Those who have had the pleasure to share the stage with her enjoy her talent, smile, positive attitude, loving heart, and sweet spirit.
We wish Nora the best of luck in her future, and can’t wait to watch her journey!
The FDLCT Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the dedicated men and women who shared their time and talents in FDLCT productions and within the organization. This scholarship also acknowledges and supports youth involved in our theatrical productions. Applicants need to be high school seniors or students currently enrolled in higher education wishing to continue their studies. Learn more about the scholarship.