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The FPAC presents: "THE SPITFIRE GRILL, a Musical"
The FPAC Creative Space @ New Hope Church, Sunland
Sunland, CA
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Friday Mar 02, 2018 8:00 PM - Sunday Mar 25, 2018 7:30 PM | $10.00 - $25.00


The FPAC presents: "THE SPITFIRE GRILL, a Musical"
The FPAC (The Foothill Performing Arts Council) celebrates the end of its 19th year of bringing Musical Theatre to the Foothills with its presentation of the critically-acclaimed musical, The Spitfire Grill for 4 Weekends Only; Friday, March 2nd thru Sunday, March 25th. Fri. & Sat. performances will be at 8:00 pm and Sunday performances at 7:30 pm.

This rarely produced musical adaptation of the 1996 highly regarded dramatic film, starring Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden, received critical praise upon its New York premiere. "This is a drama first", explains FPAC Producer/Director Timothy J. Borquez, "that uses a folk-roots-driven score and songwriting to bring the audience deeper into this story's rich characters. The story surrounds a young lady named Percy Talbott. Recently paroled, she arrives in the small Wisconsin timber-town of Gilead; a place she was inspired to travel to from picture postcards she collected in prison and where she imagined she could start her life over. Upon arriving, she is reluctantly taken on by Hannah Ferguson to help out at the Spitfire Grill, which she owns and has been trying to sell for years since her husband passed away. We quickly discover that this town has lost all sense of hope and many of the long buried wounds of this storys characters will be revealed and through an idea to raffle the Spitfire off in an Essay contest and through the perseverance of Percy's injured but still-caring heart, all are healed and hope is restored to the town of Gilead. I've been itching to direct and produce this touching piece for many years, but the timing just wasnt working out for the talented actors I wanted involved. It all came together pretty quickly this past December, when all were available for the limited 4-week performance window. The FPAC's Creative Space @ New Hope Church has been transformed into the Spitfire Grill and we feel our audiences will appreciate this tale of hurt, healing and hope, backed by a very talented cast and a beautiful musical score."

The Spitfire Grill, a musical will be presented at:
New Hope Community Church, Sunland
10438 Oro Vista Ave, Sunland, CA 91040


Premium Seating: (First 3 Rows)
$25 for Adults 20 & over
$15 Seniors & Students (ages 13-19)

General Seating: (4th Row & Back)
$20 for Adults 20 & over
$10 Seniors & Students (ages 13-19)

This show is not recommended for children under 13 yrs. of age

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   The Foothill Performing Arts Council

                  The Spitfire Grill

      Music and Book      Music and Book      
                by                             by
         James Valcq                Fred Alley

                Based on the film by
                    Lee David Zlotoff

 Staging & Direction            Vocal Direction
 Timothy J Borquez              Mazie Rudolph

       Playwrights Horizons, New York City,
Produced the New York Premiere of The Spitfire Grill
             Off- Broadway in 2001

  It is presented by special arrangement with:
            the George Street Playhouse:
            David Saint, Artistic Director

The Cast of The Spitfire Grill:

Percy Talbott           -         Tiffany Celine Taylor
Hannah Ferguson    -         Fiama Fricano Traxler
Shelby Thorpe         -         Jill Kocalis Scott
Sheriff Joe Sutter     -         Stephen Jeffrey Stewart
Caleb Thorpe          -         Ron Truppa
Effy Krayneck          -         Judi May Stewart
Sarah Jennings        -         Jackie Sanders
Ben Gable               -         Jim Wheeler
The Visitor              -         Robert Armour

Stage Manager:                  Cynthia Cordon
Technical Direction:            Jesse Santos
Additional Choreography:   Judi May Stewart
Set & Scenic Design:           Tim Borquez
Master Carpenter:               Mike Farrant
Lighting Design:                 Jesse Santos
Sound Design:                    Andrew Brown, Tim Borquez & Victoria Negrete
Costume Design:                Yessica Armenta Bustillos
Prop Master:                       Bianca Armenta
Set Construction:                Hans Hekking, John DeHaven, Ed Garrity, Mick Vehoviak
Set Painting:                       Jose Barba


The FPAC Creative Space @ New Hope Church, Sunland (View)
10438 Oro Vista Ave
Sunland, CA 91040
United States


Arts > Theatre
Music > Americana
Music > Country
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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