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THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Fairfield Footlighters Postponed

fflSeptember 10, 2020:

Fairfield Footlighters regret to announce that we have postponed our September production of THE SUNSHINE BOYS. The outdoor event planned for Village Green amphitheatre is no longer possible due to the rise in COVID-19 levels for Butler County. We hope to bring you the production in Spring 2021, so like the Fairfield Footlighters Facebook Page to get latest news.

Fairfield Footlighters remains committed to keeping our patrons, our volunteer cast & crew, and the dedicated City staff safe.

Now, more than ever, support your local community theatre. Many of us are struggling to keep the stage lights on. #SaveOurStages

~ Fairfield Footlighters Board

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Casting Call for Al in THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters announces the auditions for the role of Al in THE SUNSHINE BOYS written by Neil Simon and directed by Richard Zenk. THE SUNSHINE BOYS is the story of Al and Willie, two old vaudevillians who were the top-billed comedy duo of “Lewis and Clark” for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs.

Al Lewis ( 60+ lead) – The former vaudeville partner of Willie, who abruptly decided to retire after 43 years of performing. Al is the more timid straight man to Willie’s explosive temperament, yet he can dish it out on an equal level; he accepts the limitations of old age and has learned to enjoy his golden years; however, it’s obvious he misses his old partner and the good times they shared.

Auditions will be held by Zoom or in-person arranged with the director. Email your theater resume and headshot to richardjoseph@gmail.com.

Rehearsals begin as soon as possible for five-six weeks. Masks are worn during rehearsals. All stage blocking keeps the cast members at least six feet away. The cast is asked to get a COVID test in August and again in September. Masks will not be worn the final week of rehearsals that will be held outside nor during the outdoor performances in Fairfield on 9/18 and 9/19.

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Cast Announced for THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters is happy to announce the cast of our September show, THE SUNSHINE BOYS.

The cast includes:

  • Al Lewis – Burt McCollum
  • Ben Silverman – Zac Holman
  • Burlesque Nurse – Anna Rae Brown
  • Eddie – Nicholas Brown
  • Registered Nurse – Nicole Cornelius
  • Willie Clark -Wayne Kirsch

Thanks to all who auditioned and please consider auditioning in the future!

Please continue to check our page for updates regarding the performance venue and other pertinent information regarding the show.

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Auditions Announced for THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters announces the auditions for THE SUNSHINE BOYS written by Neil Simon and directed by Richard Zenk. This classic comedy concerns two retired vaudeville performers, Al Lewis and Willie Clark (aka ‘The Sunshine Boys’), who reunite to perform their famous sketch ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’ on a network TV special.

The auditions will follow these guidelines: Everyone entering the FCAC Theater at 411 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014 must wear a face mask. Auditionees can remove their mask once onstage for their audition but must wear when in close proximity to other people. Auditionees should stay outside until they called in via text or voice call. Everyone must social distance.

Auditions will be one person per time slot. They will be held from 6:30-9 PM on both July 20 and 22. Choose an audition slot no later than July 18th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4ae29abfb6-the

Once you sign up for an audition slot, you will be emailed an audition form to complete and the audition sides. You will return the audition form along with your theater resume and headshot by July 18th.

Contact the director with any questions via the Sign-Up Genius link. The rehearsals will begin on August 8. The performances will occur on September 18–20, 2020.

CHARACTERS:

  • Willie Clark (60+ – lead) – One half of the famous vaudeville duo known as the Sunshine Boys, Willie is a cranky, fiercely independent man, not as young as he used to be, and nostalgically protective of the glory days of his glamorous past.
  • Ben Silverman (20-35 – supporting) – Willie’s nephew and only living relative, an agent, frequently driven to heart palpitations by his frustration with his uncle, whom he looks after.
  • Al Lewis ( 60+ – lead) – The former vaudeville partner of Willie, who abruptly decided to retire after 43 years of performing. Now elderly, he lives with his daughter and her young family.
  • Patient (any age – cameo) – A member of the doctor sketch, one of the Sunshine Boys’ most famous acts.
  • Eddie (20-30; cameo) – The young and efficient assistant TV director at CBS.
  • Nurse (20-35; cameo) – A young attractive woman, playing a burlesque nurse in the Sunshine Boys’ doctor sketch.
  • Registered Nurse (any age – cameo) – A sensible, brusque healthcare practitioner hired to look after Willie.

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for Fairfield Footlighters

fflGEEZERS

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Clayton Eschenbrenner
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Dan Schindler
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Diane Minnich Weber
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Dick Bell
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Missy Frazier
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Peggy Allen
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Samuel Downs
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Debbie Johnson
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Jacob Brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Fairfield Footlighters

SILENT SKY

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Bob Brumberg
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Cindy Miller
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Elizabeth Hickerson
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Burt McCollom
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Burt McCollom and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Jacob Brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – D&G Designs
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY – Kevin Noll and the Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Kevin Noll
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Darlene Feldmann
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Jason Hauslein
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Geoff Werbin

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN 

  • EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY – Kait White-Ross & Zac Holman
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Nicholas Brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Nicholas Brown & The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Jacob Brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Mark Engel
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Mark Engel/Orchestra – Gloria Murry, Dr. Bill Albin, Roger Bowman, Mike Arnold, Steve Jackson
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING Abby James & Dan Schindler
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM Darlene Feldmann
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN Jason Hauslein
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT Alexandra Lander and Benjamin Brown

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