FASS (short for Faculty, Alumni, Staff, and Students) is an amateur theatre company at the University of Waterloo. We put on a show every February. We write an original musical comedy script every year from May through December, and then production kicks off in January with auditions held in the first week of classes. Throughout January and into February, the actors rehearse, the techies tech, and the production crew pulls their hair until, finally, everything is ready five weeks later. The shows are put on, many parties are held, and then everyone goes and collapses from exhaustion. It’s good fun.
In recent years, we’ve also occasionally put on a show in October. These shows feature original scenes from FASS as well as other UW attractions like acapella, improv, and Warriors Band.