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Updates from FACT

FACT Summer Musical Announcement!

A Grand Night For Singing celebrates over 30 hit songs from musical treasures like Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, Cinderella and more. You'll be tapping your toes and humming along with our joyful performances filled with fresh takes on the music you love.

Director: Tim Wilson

Assistant Director: Paul Wydeven

Auditions will be held in early May. More information coming soon!

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Youth FACT Auditions

Youth FACT will be back on stage this spring with the beloved tale, "Charlotte's Web," and are holding auditions in February!

Auditions are open to 2nd-7th graders

Sat, February 3, 10:00 am - Noon

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Sun, February 4, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Luther Elementary School

205 Park St., Fort Atkinson

(Please use door from Grove St. parking lot)

Those auditioning are asked to come with a 1 to 2 minute, memorized monologue.

Rehearsals start mid-February with performances on April 26, 27, & 28.

For questions, contact director Jodi Ratcliff at jodi.ratcliff@fortfact.org

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Featuring a fabulous cast including:

Sean Alwin 

Cathy Daly

Anne Grover

Norman Goeschko

Linda Harned

Lew Harned

Jason Konz

Niina Konz

Karen Reinhardt 

Becky Schultz

Kim Stachowiak

Rich Vurva

Christa Walter

Benjamin Whitcomb

Jill Winters

Karen Wydeven

New Readers Theatre Show!

Need a good laugh in mid-January? Announcing FACT Readers Theatre production of three humorous plays-within-plays, including:

The Audience by Bruce Kane

Rehearsal at Versailles by Molière

A Play within a Play within a Play by Cameron Klitgaard

 

Catch any of our three performances as we travel from town to town!

Jan. 19, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Whitewater Arts Alliance, 402 W. Main St, Whitewater https://www.whitewaterarts.org

 

Jan. 20, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson https://www.hoardmuseum.org

 

Jan. 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM 

L.D. Fargo Public Library, 120 E. Madison St., Lake Mills https://www.lakemills.lib.wi.us

 

Admission is free, but a donation of $10 (or more!) per person would be greatly appreciated. Proceeds benefit the FACT scholarship fund.

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FACT Scholarships

It's scholarship season! FACT offers two scholarships annually: the Comstock Memorial Scholarship (for FAHS graduates majoring in theatre or related fields) and the Bob Horton Memorial Scholarship (for students in any major who have participated in FACT or YouthFACT productions).

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Applications for the Comstock scholarship are collected through Fort Atkinson High School.

All applications for the Horton scholarship are now collected by FACT directly.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/tA673d8jris1KdLS6

Horton application deadline: March 1, 2024.

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Our Complete History is Now Available Online!

Did you know that FACT is one of Wisconsin's oldest operating community theatres? Our history goes all the way back to 1962! We are so grateful to have had a longevity of 60+ years in our wonderful community.

Go back in time and view our full list of past productions HERE

THAT'S A WRAP!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our production of "Into the Woods!" We enjoyed every 'moment!'

Thank you to our sponsors:

FCCU, Fort HealthCare, Paddy Coughlins Pub, 10-62 Saloon, Felton Appliance, Nitardy Funeral Homes, PremierBank, & Swingin' Company B.

And a special thank you to Papa Brunk's Bakery for providing the delicious cookies for all 4 shows, and to Jefferson High School for hosting us!

You can find an online version of our program HERE

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THANK YOU!

A million thanks to everyone who came out to support YouthFACT's production of Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash!

The kids had so much fun and we had a great turnout for all three performances. Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who helped this production become a reality! We hope you always carry a little piece of the 'magic of storytelling' in your hearts.

Click here for pictures!

FACT partners with Spark Good

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FACT is excited to announce that you can now find us on Spark Good, Walmart's digital giving platform!

Spark Good makes it easier for you to support your favorite nonprofit organization in two ways:

1) Donating change by rounding up your purchase at checkout on the Walmart app/website.

2) Donating products from a nonprofit's registry and having the items shipped directly to them.

And for an extra bonus, Walmart is matching Round Up donations 2:1 in March! Those small donations can quickly add up to make a big impact on our organization.

It's free to sign up! Visit Walmart.com/SparkGood and enter Fort Atkinson Community Theatre in the "Find a local charity" search box.

FACT is continually grateful for the support we receive from our community, family, and friends, in our pursuit of providing quality community theatre for all.

Don Hinz

Don Hinz was a founding member of FACT, then called Fort Atkinson Little Theatre. He acted in many productions, including Waltz of the Toreodores1776MedeaMidsummer Night's DreamMornings at SevenThe Dining Room, and Our Town. There were likely many more, as he was involved with FACT for 41 years. He also directed productions, most notably, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker. After retiring from teaching, he moved on to productions at The Fireside and a national touring company of A Christmas Carol.

Sadly, Don passed away in March 2022. A memorial fund has been established in his name to honor this wonderful man and his contributions to FACT.

To donate to the Don Hinz Memorial Fund, click here.

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