Season Seven, 2015 – Freedom’s Got Talent 2015

Director’s Notes

If you have lived in the Freedom Area for the past six years you have probably heard of Freedom’s Got Talent. And if you haven’t seen one of its many performances yet, then get with it!

Six years ago FGT, started as a talent show for middle school students. Since that time the staff at FACT have worked to develop the show into so much more than that. We have singing, dancing, a variety of instruments, and even gymnastics that provide a wide variety of entertainment that just isn’t available anywhere else in the Freedom Community. FGT has performers from many generations, starting in elementary school all the way through adulthood. It’s this variety of ages that makes me so proud to call myself the director.

If it wasn’t for the older performers sharing their talents and coaching the younger performers, I’m not sure a show this size could exist. Sure, the talent and drive is there for the performers, but like the saying goes “it takes an army…”  And I think it is this “army” of performers, technicians, and directors that makes this show possible. I’m confident that each and every one of them would agree that if it wasn’t for our audience it would all be for naught.
Community – “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” 
With performers, technicians, directors, and audience members, combined, I think we have the beginning of an awesome community.

Performance Dates

7 PM Thursday, June 18th
7 PM Friday, June 19th
7 PM Saturday, June 20th
1 PM – 4 PM Saturday, August 22nd (Freedom Fest)


Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Production List

Director – David W. Watters
Co-Director – Jenny Vander Heiden
Assistant Director – Cassidy Ohrt
Production Manager – Denise Ohrt
Technical Director – Brady Bunjovac
Production Assistant – Tim Van Veghel
Sound Operator – Tim Van Veghel
Stage Manager – Kaylee VanderLinden
Light Operator – Brian Vander Heiden
Chief Crew – Michael Vander Heiden

Cast List

Alexis Derivan, Anthony Holtz, Ashlyn Roskowski, Ava Oppermann, Caitlin Derivan, Cassidy Calaway, Cassie Bougie, Chloe Van Stralen, Claire Burton, Dave Lenz, Garrett Bolwerk, Gracie Wendt, Gracelyn Ohrt, Hannah Ohrt, Jade Lakatos, Jodi Roskowski, Kaitlyn Popp, Laura Bomber, Maddie Lenz, Maya Kwasny, Megan Zabel, Nick Lawson, Norah Bowers, Reive Pullen, Sean Skenandore, Steven Perry, Trevor Van Wychen, Zach Reinke