Welcome to the Award-Winning FCS Players!
Founded in 1992 under the artistic direction of former college theatre professor Paul DeMeritt and his wife Anne, the theatre arts department of Faith Christian High School in Yuba City, known as the FCS Players, has become one of the most widely known and highly regarded educational theatre programs in Northern California. Known publicly and critically for their long-standing tradition of excellence, the FCS Players mount three major productions each year highlighting well-known comedies, tragedies, classical theatre, musicals and the area's most highly successful children's summer theatre camp – the FCS Players Young People’s Summer Theatre Program. A highly "hands on" program, students in the FCS Players are well rounded actors, directors and technicians; many alumni have gone on to college, university, community, educational and professional theatre, and appear regularly on stage, television and in film! In addition, we are delighted that many of our alumni return each year to direct, assistant direct and crew regular season and summer productions!
The FCS Players strive for a tradition of artistic excellence -- a tradition recognized by over 45 "Elly" award nominations from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance, and the fact that the Players have received 8 of the prestigious "Ellys." In 2002, during their Gala 10th Anniversary Year, the FCS Players were selected to be among the first high school theatre troupes in the nation to present the world's most popular musical -- Les Miserables; and in 2005 the players were again selected to present a regional premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast -- adding to a repertoire that has included such favorites as Oliver, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, Brigadoon, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Disney's Aladdin Jr. and many more.
The FCS players capture the art of quality family theatre, life changing messages, artistic excellence, and enthusiasm beyond belief.
The Fine Arts Department at Faith Christian School is committed to excellence, beauty and truth in the Creative Arts for the Glory of our Creator. With students active in choir, band, visual arts, theatre arts, poetry, journalism and much, much more, we seek to offer students training and opportunity for ministry in every area of the fine and creative arts.
We believe in young Christians being active in the fine arts, however it is important to be aware that any worthwhile endeavor is costly, and that the arts in particular place tremendous demands upon time, talent, and resources! Our long range goal and vision is to see the construction of the Faith Christian School Center for the Performing and Visual Arts – but while we await God’s provision for that miracle, we continue to train and equip young believers to change and redeem our culture! Sound and lighting systems, computers, sets, costumes, music, band equipment, and art supplies aren’t cheap; yet it is our belief that these sacrifices are a small price to pay to enable our students to participate in the arts for the glory of God! We ask your prayers for the FCS Fine Arts Department, and should God lay it upon your heart to assist in other ways, particularly through directed financial giving or through volunteer assistance, please contact Paul DeMeritt at (530) 674-5474.
Thanks for your prayers and support!