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FCS presents “The First Five Years” — 2023 Benefit Concert Oct 14

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FCS’ annual benefit concert celebrates the first 5 seasons of shows. Featuring a cast of 50, onstage orchestra, and silent and live auction.

WHAT: This one-night-only gala concert will celebrate the “First Five Years” of FAIRFIELD CENTER STAGE featuring 20+ songs by a cast of 50 singers and an on stage orchestra of 7 musicians. Complete with a silent auction featuring thousands of dollars worth of prizes, live auction featuring access to exclusive house seats to Broadway shows, and concessions featuring wine and snacks.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday October 14, 2022 @ 7pm @ First Church Congregational 148 Beach Rd in Fairfield

WHO: Since 2018, Fairfield Center Stage has produced over 30 local shows (musicals, plays, concerts, youth camp productions, readings). This October FCS will celebrate these ‘first 5 years’ of providing a quality, accessible, and affordable theatre arts experience for the community, by the community.

The show is helmed by FCS Artistic Director Christy McIntosh-Newsom, with Music Direction by Eli Newsom, and shared Choreography duties by Emily Frangipane, Lindsay Johnson, Bonnie Gregson, and Madeleine Tommins.

TICKET PRICING: Regular tickets are available now and are $35 for front reserved seating and $25 for mid/rear reserved seating. A limited number of VIP tables that seat 4 or 8 guests are available. Amenities for VIP patrons include: premium seating locations and a bottle of wine (choice of red, white, or sparkling, or non-alcoholic drink options) for the table. Pricing for VIP tables is $200 for a 4-top table and $400 for an 8-top table. All ticket proceeds support FCS’ operations of presenting quality musical theater utilizing local talent from Fairfield County.

CONCESSIONS/POLICIES: A bar with wine (red /white / sparkling), soft drinks, and candy/snacks will be open before and during the performance. Parking is free in the on-site lot. The approximate running time of the show is 2.5 hours including one extended intermission for auction bidding.

Parental Advisory: all ages welcome (all patrons must have a ticket), though we recommend this event for ages 10+.

More policies: Patrons will check in at the entrance and show their phone with order confirmation email. No printed paper needed/accepted, as this is a contactless event. All sales, final, no refunds or exchanges, with the exception of an unforeseen canceled performance (in which case patrons will have the option to choose between being reseated at another performance, future credit, or a refund). No refunds/all sales final — however, selling/transferring tickets to another person’s name is allowed, email the box office for requests ( to transfer tickets to a friend or family member.

ABOUT FAIRFIELD CENTER STAGE: Following this concert the 2023/24 season continues with The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience (Oct 27 & 28), ELF the Musical (Nov 10-19), A Christmas Carol Experience, Dec 7-17, 2022, and FCS Rocks The Beatles’ Abbey Road (Feb 4, 2024). Additional shows to be announced soon. Open call auditions are held throughout the season.

Fairfield Center Stage is a local community theater group in Fairfield, CT that utilizes local artists and staff from Fairfield County. Inspired by the concept of environmental theatre, Fairfield Center Stage dedicates its seasons of shows to putting Fairfield “center stage,” by highlighting several of the town’s amazing venues.

For additional information about Fairfield Center Stage, visit



First Church Congregational
148 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States


Fairfield Center Stage

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