Showtime

When and where are the shows?

The shows take place on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the first full week of February (see the calendar for exact dates each year). The Thursday show start at 8:00 pm, while there are two shows on Friday, at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm, the show on Saturday is at 6:00 pm. The call for the cast is 2 hours before the show (so 6:00 pm on Thursday, 5:00 pm on Friday and 4:00 pm on Saturday) and for the crew it is usually one hour before, although they may have to arrive earlier to set up. Email reminders will be sent out to the company with the exact call times.

Shows take place in the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall. There will be other specified rooms in Hagey Hall available for studying and resting when you are not on stage. You must be in one of those rooms when you are not on stage so that our runners will know where to find you to call you for your next scene. When you arrive, head immediately to the backstage area and sign in. Cast and crew are not allowed in the first-floor lobby when there is less than an hour left before the show.

Do I have to be there?

Yes, attendance at the shows is mandatory.

If you can’t make it to all of the shows, then you will probably not be able to take part in any of the onstage aspects of FASS.

What should I bring?

You should bring water. You also need to bring some makeup equipment, namely eye-liner and a washcloth, as well as lipstick if applicable. Since you will be moving around a lot in an enclosed area, please take care of your hygiene (showering, deodorant) for the comfort of everyone in the company. If you will be in the tech shop at all, you need close-toed indoor shoes.

If you’re going to be working as a grip or in the band pit, you must bring all black clothing.

What is special about the Friday Late show?

The Friday Late show is when lots of previous members of FASS come to see the show. They participate in the show a bit more, with audience participation, jokes, and lots more laughter. And occasionally there are special Friday gags in the show. If you want to add a gag to the Friday show, you must clear it with the Stage Manager! The Stage Manager will tell everyone affected by the change (actors on stage, band, relevant tech crew).

What happens after the shows?

After the show each night there will be a company party; see the announcements page for more information or contact the Vice. After the show on Saturday, we will have strike, at which time we will dismantle and remove everything FASS brought into the theatre; participation in Strike is mandatory. The Saturday night party will only start after strike is complete: the more people helping at strike, the faster we can get to partying!