Senior Samantha Mayberry and sophomore Megan Stapp open the first scene.
Junior Chase Bishop feigns hard of hearing while sophomore Megan Stapp explains her donation program.
Sophomores Megan Stapp and Will DeVary discuss donations to the poor and less fortunate.
Sophomore Sam Moore clinks his chains in the afterlife as Scrooge’s late business partner.
Sophomore Sam Moore strangles his cast member, sophomore Will DeVary, during the late hours of the night. “I tried to live up to so many wonderful Scrooge’s that I recall watching with awe as a child,” said DeVary.
Sophomores Isabelle Langford and Will DeVary transport to past Christmases of his.
Sophomores Isabelle Langford and Will DeVary gaze upon Evan Stanfield, playing a young Scrooge. “Will Devary worked so hard on becoming a great Scrooge and it was fun to see his variety of reactions to a variety of scenarios,” said Stanfield.
Senior Julia Verdouw comes to bring her brother sophomore Evan Stanfield home for Christmas.
Senior Will Huston chats about his wife to sophomores Logan McNeeley and Mitchell Lewis. “Everyone in the cast delivered such interesting performances,” said DeVary.
Sophomores Allie Lincoln and Logan McNeeley are kindly welcomed by Vivian Bulleit, playing Mrs. Fezziwig. “I mean sure I can act like someone but can I really be someone. I’ve always struggled with this and I really feel like I connected with all my characters this time,” said Bulleit.
Sophomore Mitchell Lewis and senior Samantha Mayberry dance together at Fezziwig’s Christmas party. “My favorite part of A Christmas Carol was by far the Fezziwig ball,” said Stanfield. “This scene was really fun and full of energy and I didn’t have to worry about lines.”
Sophomore Will DeVary finds himself dancing with his long lost lover, sophomore Allie Lincoln, at Fezziwig’s party.
Sophomore Allie Lincoln delivers a heart wrenching break up to sophomore Logan McNeeley.
Junior Chase Bishop, as Christmas Present, takes sophomore Will DeVary to see the Cratchit family.
The Cratchit family shares a warm laugh together at their Christmas dinner feast. “My favorite scene would have to be the Cratchit Family Christmas, because of just how heartwarming and lovely of a moment it is, to see this family’s selfless love and compassion on display,” said DeVary.
Junior Logan Tuma hosts a Christmas party for his many friends. “I really enjoyed working with this particular set of people because we had so many different levels of experience,” said Bulleit.
Junior Logan Tuma engages his guests in a guessing game at his Christmas party.
Sophomore Will DeVary finds himself alone and lost before being greeted by the spirit of Christmas Future. “I would have to say my favorite character was Scrooge because in all honesty he was one of the best portrayals of such a classic character,” said Bulleit.
Sophomores Allison Verdouw and Sam Moore and senior Samantha Mayberry exchange money for the bed linens for the late Scrooge’s room.
The Cratchit family mourn the loss of Tiny Tim.
Sophomore Will DeVary begs senior Sam Sims, as Christmas Future, to show him a way to alter the visions of the future. “I have always been that person backstage who would never think of been in the lights,” said Sims.
After visiting the three spirits, sophomore Will DeVary has a change of heart and gives sophomore Mitchell Lewis a raise.
Tiny Tim, played by Xander Essex is hoisted onto sophomore Will DeVary’s shoulders as the play draws to a close. “This show has a very special place in my heart for a number of reasons,” said DeVary.
The FC production of 42nd Street has been a huge hit. FC Theater is striving for a spot in the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. “If it doesn’t go to the International Thespian Festival, I don’t know what will,” said lighting designer and senior Matt Barnett.
Sophomore Will DeVary performs Mac, the stage manager of Pretty Lady, the play within 42nd Street.
Senior Arielle Conrad performs “Shadow Waltz” as the character Dorothy Brock. “It’s hard to remember to be older. My character is a seasoned, mature actress and is a big diva and sometimes it’s hard to maintain that confidence and poise on stage,” said Conrad.
Junior Brooklyn Ivey, a key dancer in 42nd Street, performs “Go Into Your Dance.”
Senior Henry Miller portrays Billy Lawlor, the leading tenor in Pretty Lady.
Miller performs “Dames.”
A group of dancers performs “Dames.” “The marquees and costuming were particularly difficult in 42nd street, but in the end it looks great on stage,” said Barnett.
Ivey performs one of 42nd’s most prominent dances, “Money.”
Sophomore Mitchel Lewis portrays the Pretty Lady dance choreographer Andy Lee.
Conrad performs the act one finale. “I feel so blessed to be able to step out every night and perform for people. It’s so nerve wracking but still so much fun,” said Conrad.
The star of the show, Junior Morgan Prentiss, performs “Lullaby of Broadway” with senior Joel Jackson.
Jackson performs “Forty Second Street” as Julian Marsh, the Pretty Lady director. “Marsh is the hardest role I’ve ever played. It’s a challenge portraying someone that you have little in common with,” said Jackson.
The 42nd Street group is thankful for all of its members. “We’re a huge family. We argue, we comfort each other, we make each other laugh, we do everything together,” said Conrad.
After a long day of school, Henry Miller happily converses with his theatre friends before walking into the costume shop. It is lined with fabrics, sewing machines and obvious hard work. Each shelf is stuffed with countless different kinds of fabric and costumes in progress are hung on racks in the shop, waiting to be finished or fit on the performer. He waits his turn before getting measured and fitted in his costume for his role as Howard in Moon Over Buffalo.