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 develop performance and technical skills by being involved with all aspects of the theatre experience. Play selections change each year based on student interest.
All performances are signed in ASL with voice interpretation.
Winter/Spring 2023 Performance Schedule
Spring Play: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Directed by Andrew O. Bjarnvold
Step into the wondrous and enigmatic world of Wilma Wonka, the quirky candy maker, in this comedic and fantastical adaptation of Roald Dahl's treasured tale. Through the eyes of young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory takes the audience on a tour of Wonka's factory. A small group of lucky contest winners is invited to tour the factory, which is run by the curiously peculiar Oompa Loompa workers. However, Wonka has a hidden motive for the tour, one that will only be unveiled once the children in the group reveal their true colors.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a family-friendly show suitable for ages seven and up. The show runs for approximately 65-70 minutes. Audiences can expect to be dazzled by the colorful sets, costumes, and special effects.
  • Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Winter Play: Clue: MSD Edition
Directed by Jessica Willoughby
The iconic board game, CLUE, is being brought to life on stage in a thrilling new adaptation written and directed by Jessica Willoughby. The classic mystery game, which has captured the imagination of millions for decades, is being reimagined in a live theatrical production that promises to be a true tour-de-force.
Set in 1986, the one-act play follows the story of six middle school students as they try to solve the mystery of the missing historical Orioles mascot statue. With high stakes and plenty of suspense, Clue: MSD Edition is a must-see event for anyone who loves a good mystery.
Although the play is rated PG and is open to all ages, the subject matter is recommended for middle school students and older. The approximate run time for the performance is 50 minutes to one hour. Audiences should be aware that there are loud noises throughout the play, including slamming on tables and falling chairs.

Each performance of Clue: MSD Edition will indeed have a different ending. This unique feature of the play is thanks to a carefully crafted script that allows for multiple possible outcomes, adding an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to each performance. Audiences will have the chance to witness a new ending each night, making each show a truly one-of-a-kind experience. So gather your wits, sharpen your deductive skills, and get ready for a night of mystery!
  • Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4 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.
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