The Secret Garden


           Katy Benko Miner as Martha                                       Brianna Williamson as Rose
           Danny Walkman as Dickon                                         Peter Marsh as Captain Lennox

Patrick Cardine as Colin
Ken Wayne as Archibald

May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm

Directed by Ivy Elizabeth
Produced by Ricardo Padilla

While most of us are familiar with The Secret Garden either from reading the book or watching the movie, the latest musical production by The Fauquier Community Theatre brings it to life and raises the bar with a terrific cast that delivers commanding yet moving performances. 

The production, based on the book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, is a tender rendition of the original book. There is certainly a range of emotions that are covered, from sadness and anger from loss to hopefulness and the willingness to go on. This musical is an optimistic take on finding strength even in dire circumstances.

At the center of the story is young Mary Lennox. We first meet Mary in her home in India. She lives with her parents and servants. A child of privilege, she is very spoiled. Soon after we meet her she is left orphaned, as her parents and all the people she knows fall prey to a cholera outbreak. She is then sent to England to live with her uncle, a recluse who is also mourning the loss of his beautiful wife Lily.  A suggestion to go play outside leads her on a path of discovery - and ultimately to happiness and a place to belong - with the help of her new friend Dickon and the gardener Ben. She uncovers secrets inside and outside of the house, which ultimately helps the Manor's residents heal from a tragedy and discover ways to move forward together. A garden that once belonged to Archibald Craven's wife Lily, blooms again thanks to Mary's dedication, but this rebirth isn't limited to the flowers. Archibald, Mary, and her "sickly" cousin Colin experience a rebirth too.
Performances will be held at the Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton, VA on Fridays and Saturdays, May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8 PM; and Sundays, May 7, 14, 21 at 2 PM. Order tickets today at or call 540-349-8760. Pictures provided by Ricardo Padilla.

FCT could sure use the community's help. Please see below how YOU can help us! If you can help in anyway, 
Please contact us at or call and leave your phone number at 540-349-8760.

1. We are in desperate need of a storage place for our props. (garage, barn, back room of an office building, etc) The only requirement is that it has light and is weatherproof. We do not need outlets. It does not have to be climate controlled. We are a 501c3 organization and the space can be donated and used as a deduction off of your taxes as well as a few other perks that we can offer you.

2. We have 8 boxes of patterns that need to be organized. Would you be willing to take the bins home and organize the patterns and label them? Are you willing to share this job with a couple of people?

3. We need some help promoting FCT at the FCT booths at the following festivals:

Friday, April 21 from 5-6pm, 6-8 pm Vint Hill
Saturday, April 29 11-1, 1-3pm Downtown Warrenton
Friday, May 12 from 5-6, 6-8 pm Vint Hill
Saturday, May, 20 9-11, 11-1, 1-3 Downtown Warrenton

 Artistic Chairman Volunteer Position Open

FCT is in search of a new artistic chairman. Please see this description of the job. The current artistic chairman will still be available to train, answer any questions and walk along side you as become accustomed to the role. 

Annual Awards Banquet & Lunch
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 1 pm 

Each summer FCT members gather for an end-of-the-year celebration! This celebration includes lunch, a member meeting (looking at the past year and the upcoming year), and an awards banquet complete with entertainment from our 2016-17 shows. 

We invite you to join us! Please email FCT at to RSVP. Please do so by May 20. 

If you joined us at a member level of $50 or above, the lunch is complimentary as a thank you! If you are not yet a member, or a member at the Participant Level, then please join us and call (571-722-6788) to RSVP and to pay the lunch fee. 

Location: The Inn at Vint HIll, 4200 Aiken Dr., Warrenton (across the street from the theatre) ~ Cash bar available
2017-2018 FCT Season Revealed

1776 The Musical
America's Prize Winning Musical
Music and Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Based on a concept by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Original Production Directed by PETER HUNT
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by STUART OSTROW
Directed by Walter Loope
Music Directed by
Produced by Dawn Fansler

Performances: October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Tickets (Not currently on sale): $18 Seniors (60 & above) & Students (4-18), $20 Adult

Written by Julian Wiles
Directed by TBD
Produced by TBD
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
Tickets (Not currently on sale) $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

Written by Ira Levin
Directed by Scott J. Strausbaugh
Produced by April Bridgeman
Performances: January 26, 27, 28, Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Tickets (Not currently on sale) $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

Much Ado About Nothing
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Rodrigo Pool
Produced by TBD
Performances: March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Tickets (Not currently on sale) $15 Seniors (60& above)/ Students (4-18), $17 adults

Title To Be Announced in September
In Memory of Susan Kirk Noe
Directed by Scott Heine
Produced by Dawn Fansler

Performances: May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Tickets (Not currently on sale) $18 Seniors (60 & above)/ Students(4-18), $20 Adults

FCT is inviting you to join us in membership! We have several different levels available for you to join.  This is a member run 501c3 organization. Your donation more than $25 is tax deductible. You will receive a receipt to use for tax purposes.
Members get their name in the 2016-17 playbill and on our website.
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