Sunday, July 13, 2008

FCFT Brings the Broadway Musical "Little Women" To Life Through Their New Student Director Program

Fayette Coweta Family Theatre, Inc. is proud to announce a new program that enables outstanding members of FCFT the ability to take the helm of a production. FCFT's "Student Director Program" was started to give those younger performers who exhibit amazing creative abilities and talents an opportunity to experience directing a major show under the watchful eye of FCFT Artistic Director, Tammy Barton.

"There are so many spectacular young people who work with FCFT, that it just made sense to begin this program and to challenge their talents in the director's arena," states Barton. All student directors are chosen by Barton and coached throughout their production on the proper way to put together a magnificent show! "I know that audiences will be very pleasantly suprised at the dedication, creativity and maturity of these young directors," says Barton.

The first Student Director, Amy Hebel, is hard at work putting together the program's first production, "Little Women, The Broadway Musical." Ms. Hebel is a 2008 graduate of Fayette County High School and is an outstanding talent who has been in FCFT productions as Belle in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" and Sharpay in "Disney's High School Musical." She is the 2006 Fayette Idol Winner, is a multiple vocal award and scholarship winner who plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall to obtain a Vocal Performance degree. Ms. Hebel has assembled an astonishing cast for this heartfelt musical! Every cast member has credits galore and the vocal strengths in this production are mind blowing!

"Little Women, The Musical" enjoyed a moderate run on Broadway and is now enjoying a successful national tour. It tells the story of the March family, particularly Jo March, played perfectly by Amy Hebel and her sisters Amy (Lanie Thompson), Beth (Hannah Herndon) and Meg (Emily Sipe or Grace Hendly) and their suitors Professor Bhaer (Travis Martin), Laurie (Brent Davis) John Brooks (Andrew Miller) and Mr. Laurence (Josh Kennedy). Many adventures befall these ladies and their mother, Marmee (Melonie Thompson) as this beautiful story unfolds. Add the overbearing, but well-meaning Aunt March (Tammy Barton) and the outrageous stories and imagination of Jo March, acted out in dramatic musical numbers throughout the play, and you have the makings of a wonderful afternoon or evening at the theatre.

Performances are scheduled for August 9 and 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day and will be presented in the perfectly intimate setting of the Fayette Family Lodge House at 215 Huiet Road in Fayetteville. Presale tickets are only $8.00 with door prices being $10 general and $9 under 13 years and seniors 65+. Seating is limited, so making reservations is highly suggested! House opens 30-minutes prior to each performance.

Don't miss this magnificent Broadway gem. A story that the entire family will enjoy. For reservations or more information call 770-251-7611 or visit

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