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The Comedy of Errors at FHS

Posted by Bess Taylor on February 27, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)



There are a few MTG veterans (two Hannahs, Mason, Sterling...) in this high school production who would be happy to see you if you showed up for their play.  Their last two shows were cancelled because of snow and they had no snow dates until this week, so you're sure to get a good seat!

Fauquier High School

Shakespeare Troupe

proudly presents

The Comedy of Errors

A student-directed production of William Shakespeare's tale of twins seperated at birth, mistaken identities and the confusion that ensues!

Friday February 27th

and Saturday, February 28th

at 6:30 pm

in the New Cafeteria

******Doors open at 6pm*****

$5 students

$7 adults

~with intermission and concessions available~


Face Painting on Marshall Parade Day

Posted by Bess Taylor on December 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us at the

Fauquier Realty Holiday Open House

Marshall Parade Day, December 7, 2013

11am - 2pm

Food Drive to benefit Fauquier FISH (non-perishable items)

Free Face Painting (by Bess and Hannah)

Warm Holiday Goodies to enjoy

Christmas Parade at noon

Fauquier Realty, 8390 Main Street, Marshall VA

Haunted House coming to MCC again this year

Posted by Bess Taylor on September 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

MTG alumni have been invited to participate in this year's haunted house at the Marshall Community Center. We are all ready planning costumes and scenes.

This year's theme is Haunted Mansion, so we are going Victorian with a creepy, steam punk edge.

Dates are:

Friday, October 25 8-11pm

Saturday October 26 8-11pm

See Upcoming Events for details.

Kids Film Fest, Middleburg

Posted by Bess Taylor on August 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Seeking children's films submissions for the

1st Annual Kids Film Fest

Oct 22-23 5-7pm

Middleburg, VA

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(540) 905-2377

Upload video to Youtube

2 minute limit

Age categories: 6-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-18

Comedy, Drama, Musical, Documentary, Animation

Open to the public

Red Carpet Photos

Bring Your Friends

MTG Says Goodbye

Posted by Bess Taylor on June 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (2)

It is with a heavy heart that I have to break this news, but after three wonderful years I have decided to retire the theater. Finding out that we had lost our storage space made what had all ready been a tremendously challenging and time consuming unpaid job become beyond managable. Still, I'll never forget all the wonderful kids who acted and learned with us, and all of the wonderful adults who helped.

Improvisation classes will still be held at MCC, as scheduled, but there will be no more MTG productions.

There is some talk of other possible projects. I will post here if I get any good news to share about them.

Thank you, and remember to speak up, be seen, and stay theatrical!



2013 Summer Theater IMPROV classes

Posted by Bess Taylor on April 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)


MTG Director Bess Taylor will be teaching theater improvisation classes at the Marshall Community Center this summer. There are two sessions. Join us for one, or both! Acting students from 4th to 9th grade will sharpen their acting skills by playing fun theatrical improvisation games. These games are designed to broaden an actor's experience, inspire teamwork, challenge creativity and encourage on-the-spot thinking. Students should dress comfortably and bring bottled water and a snack.

Location: Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd, Marshall, VA

Monday – Friday



7/22-7/26 | Registration deadline: 7/17

7/29-8/2 | Registration deadline: 7/24

Cost per session: $95 county resident | $143 non-county resident

To register online, please click here.

Phone (540) 422-8580 or contact Haley Riley at [email protected] for more information about registration. Tuition help is also available through the Marshall Community Center.




"Two Roses and a Cat" ensemble in rehearsal

Posted by Bess Taylor on April 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The "Two Roses and a Cat" ensemble have begun rehearsals. Some photos can be seen here. We start each session with a warm-up, then play an improvisation game to get going. Last week we worked on "Snow White and Rose Red", delving into the characters and figuring out how to tell this story to the audience. It is quite fascinating, hearing what these young actors come up with. I can't wait to see what they do with "Puss-in-Boots" next!

A Gift from Leeds Ruritan Club

Posted by Bess Taylor on April 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Markham/Marshall Theater Group gratefully acknowledges a $200 donation from our friends at the Leeds Ruritan Club. Many thanks to this fine organization for supporting our efforts to give local families the creative experience of theater.This money will help us pay for materials we need to put on shows, like paint and scenery supplies, costumes, props and office materials. We couldn't do it without the support of our community!

If you or your organization would like to help out, please contact us at [email protected], or call Bess taylor at (540) 364-4638.

"Two Roses and a Cat" cast chosen

Posted by Bess Taylor on March 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for our spring production "Two Roses and a Cat". We had a really neat improvisation session with you all and everyone asked has now agreeed to be part of the show.

We will be posting news about this prodcution soon, along with information about our summer improv workshops. Stay tuned!


Posted by Bess Taylor on February 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We will still be holding auditions at the Marshall Community Center this Saturday, March 2 from 10-noon, but we just found out that there will be a funeral party using the auditorium that morning.

Instead, we will hold the auditions in the Marshall Community large meeting room. To get there, please use the double doors by the library entrance, and go all the way down the long hall to the last classroom on the left. Parents may be asked to stay out in the hallway or the cafe area, or can go to the library. We are so sorry for the inconvenience.

See the earlier two news blog posts for other details. Hope to see you there.