Faupel Performing Arts Club

The Faupel Performing Arts Club stages three 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 develop performance and technical skills by being involved with all aspects of the theatre experience.
2021-2022 Performance Schedule
Play selections change each year based on student interest. All performances are signed in ASL with voice interpretation.
Spring Play: Brave
Directed by Leigh Clapp
Set in the Scottish Highlands, the impetuous but courageous Princess Merida of DunBroch is a skilled archer who wishes to carve out her own path in life. Defying an age-old custom by refusing to be betrothed, Merida causes chaos among the clans. When Queen Elinor, her mother, falls victim to a witch's curse turning into a bear, Merida must look within herself and find the key to saving the kingdom.
Based on the 2012 Pixar-Disney animated film, Brave is a family-friendly performance open to all ages. The approximate run time is 50 minutes, and the show includes several intense bear fighting scenes.
NEW Performance Dates:
  • Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. - show cancelled
  • Saturday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Fall Roadshow: Check, Please.
Directed by Leigh Clapp
Written by Jonathan Rand, Check, Please. is the #1 most-produced high school short play from the last two decades. This one-act play showcases a series of blind dates gone wrong. Featuring zany characters such as a raging kleptomaniac and a mime, each date is a bigger disaster and will make you laugh until you cry.
The approximate run time is 45 minutes. Although the play is rated PG and is open to all ages, the subject matter is recommended for middle school students and older. 
  • Friday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Winter Play: 11 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate
Directed by Leigh Clapp
This short play is adapted from the hit comedy of 13 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate by A.R. Dittman. The most dastardly crew on the high seas is horrified when Jaime starts to question the pirate's life. Helping people? Putting a unicorn on their flag? Trading in parrots for kittens? What could be worse?! The pirates must set their shipmate straight before it's too late, but the sea is full of distracting swordfights and love letters in bottles. A goofy celebration of the arrrrt of being a pirate for all ages.
The approximate run time is 45 minutes. This family-friendly comedy contains minimal cartoon violence.
  • Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 26 at 4:00 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.
Health and Safety Guidelines
Effective March 7, 2022, the indoor masking requirement in school buildings on MSD campuses is no longer required. Spectators may choose to wear a mask. All patrons must complete a self-assessment before coming to campus. In addition, you must agree to not come to campus if you:
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not fulfilled current protocol requirements for isolation and quarantine.
  • Have one or more of the following symptoms that may indicate an infection of COVID-19: fever of 100.4 or higher, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, diarrhea or vomiting, new onset of severe headache (especially with fever), or new loss of taste or smell.
  • Are unvaccinated and have been in close contact with another individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past two days.
Past High School Productions
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 2022 11 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate Poster  |  Playbill
Spring 2020 HERStories Poster  |  Playbill
Winter 2018 A Winter Carol Poster  |  Playbill