Faupel Performing Arts Club

The Faupel Performing Arts Club stages dynamic main-stage productions annually.
The Faupel Performing Arts Club offers interested middle school and high school students an opportunity to develop a lifelong appreciation of live theatre through drama productions. Students actively participate in all aspects of the theatrical experience, honing both performance and technical skills. The selection of plays varies each year, adapting to student interests.
All performances are signed in ASL with voice interpretation.
Performance Schedule for the 2023-24 School Year
Spring Play: Alibis
Directed by Andrew O. Bjarnvold
When famous actress Primavera Donna throws a party and winds up dead, it's up to the guests to solve the mystery as the storm outside rages and the body count mounts. But that's not all — the hired help is as annoying as ever, and with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky special effects, and the arrival of a mysterious visitor, the guests will have their hands full. With fast-paced action and witty dialogue, this production promises a surprising conclusion that will leave you guessing.
The cast includes a stuffy butler, a social butterfly, a charming individual, an eccentric chemist, an aristocrat with a mysterious past, a nun who has taken a vow of silence, a part-time detective, a maid, and a mysterious stranger.
Alibis is a family-friendly show suitable for ages seven and up. The show runs for 90 minutes with two 10-minute intermissions. All performances are signed in ASL with voice interpretation. The production includes strobe lights, gun props, and drums. Please note that as this is a dinner mystery, the script includes mentions of murder and suicide. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Winter Play: Peter/Wendy
Directed by Andrew O. Bjarnvold
In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Peter lures Wendy away from her nursery to the magical world of Neverland, where she joins his adventures with Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, and the menacing Captain Hook. A low-tech, inventive adaptation that pays homage to the darker themes of J.M. Barrie's original, Peter/Wendy will mesmerize audiences of all ages.
Peter/Wendy is a family-friendly show suitable for ages seven and up. The show runs for approximately 65-70 minutes.
  • Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Reservations
Tickets are available for reservations via email at [email protected] or may be purchased at the door before the show. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and close 10 minutes prior to showtime.
Tickets are $8 for adults and for MSD students older than 13 years old and $5 for children and MSD students up to 12 years old. Tickets can only be purchased with cash or check; credit cards will not be accepted.
All performances are in the Ely Auditorium on Frederick Campus: 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21701.
Past High School Productions
Spring 2023 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Poster  |  Playbill
Spring 2022 Brave Poster  |  Playbill
Fall 2021 Check, Please. Poster  |  Playbill
Fall 2019 The Canterbury Tales Poster  |  Playbill
Spring 2019 Tarzan Poster  |  Playbill
Fall 2018 The Emperor's New Clothes Poster  |  Playbill
Spring 2018 Channel 150  
Winter 2017 How the Grinch Stole the Holidays  
Spring 2017 Snow White Goes West  
Fall 2016 Frozen  
Spring 2016 Beauty and the Beast  
Fall 2015 Around the World in 80 Days  
Spring 2015 Beverly Hillbillies  
Past Middle School Productions
Winter 2023 Clue: MSD Edition Poster  |  Playbill
Winter 2022 11 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate Poster  |  Playbill
Spring 2020 HERStories Poster  |  Playbill
Winter 2018 A Winter Carol Poster  |  Playbill