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THE ODD COUPLE Female Version Runs Sept. 30-Oct. 16

FLI_The Odd Couple FV logoTHE ODD COUPLE Female Version
Footligthers, Inc.
Sept. 30-Oct. 16
[Newport]

Directed by Tom Peters
Produced by Cathy Lutts & Freida Houck

Cast: Jen Drake as Olive, Stefanie Adams as Florence, Mary Stone as Mickey, Elizabeth Hickerson as Vera, Stephanie Klein as Sylvie, Jessie Faye as Renee, Adam Drake as Manolo & Jeff Richardson as Jesus

Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and their group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might try to harm herself, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, Olive and Florence have VERY different personalities. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.

  • Thu-Fri*, Sept. 30-Oct. 1* at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 2 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 3 at 2pm
  • Thu-Fri, Oct. 7-8 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 9 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 10 at 2pm*
  • Thu-Fri, Oct. 14-15 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 16 at 2pm & 7:30pm
    *Sign language interpreted.

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Cast Announced for ALL TOGETHER NOW at Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoMark your calendars for ALL TOGETHER NOW, a brand new musical review running November 12th – 14th! Footlighters is proud to be part of this global music event celebrating theatre!

Featuring performances from a stellar cast that includes Jeff Richardson, Erica Beimesche, Aubrey Wilson, Caitlin Fry, Madelaine Wilkerson, Shawn Toadvine, Charles McClinon, Emily Carroll, Samantha Toberman, Rob Bucher, Allison Kalfas & James Lindeman

Directed by Amanda Marasch
Music Direction by Alan Masters
Produced by Amanda Emmons Shumate

For more information visit www.footlighters.org.

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The Passing of Barbara Jo Warapius

From Cincinnati.Com

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Amelia – Barbara Jo, loving daughter of Norma Causland of Vero Beach, FL. and the late Thomas Warapius passed away on Wednesday 21 July at the age of 67. She leaves behind a loving sister Susan Jacobs, and nieces Lyndsay and Kellee Jacobs, all of Ontario, Canada. Barbara Jo was born in Cincinnati and was a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. She received an honours degree in Music from the University of Windsor and Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University in Sudbury, Ontario.

As a pianist and musical director, she was a prized member of countless productions put on by Cincinnati area groups like the Footlighters and the Beechmont Players, Inc.. She served as Secretary of Cincinnati UpDownTowners and was very proud to serve as a member of the Kentucky Army Reserve Band. Barbara Jo was employed with Great American Insurance Group, in Cincinnati. Barbara Jo was known for her many passions: animals, the great Canadian north, clothes making and her iconic V.W. Cabrio convertibles. She will be missed for her offbeat humour, razor-sharp intellect, and endless stories. Condolences may be shared with the family at ThomasJustinMemorial.com Arrangements will be made at a later date to celebrate Barbara Jo’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara Jo’s name may be directed to your local SPCA.

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Auditions Announced for BONNIE & CLYDE at Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoThe Footlighters, Inc. is thrilled to announce auditions for our second mainstage show, BONNIE & CLYDE.

Directed by Bunny Arszman
Vocal and Music Direction by Paul Chiappone
Choreography by JV Katz
Produced by Mary Stone

Show dates: January 20- February 6, 2022

Auditions:

  • Sunday, August 29th 1:00pm- 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 31st 7:00pm- 10:00pm
    Callbacks, if necessary: Wednesday, September 1st 7:00pm-10:00pm

Location: The Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York Street, Newport KY 41071

Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that demonstrates your best vocal ability that is not from Bonnie & Clyde. Make sure your sheet music is in the proper key and your cuts clearly marked for the accompanist. Vocalizing will also take place to determine vocal range. Monologues are not necessary-acting ability will be judged by the “selling” of your song. There will not be a dance audition.

Callbacks will include singing songs from the show and performing cold readings from the script.

​Please note: Footlighters’ top priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all participants. Therefore, we are respectfully requiring that all non-vaccinated people who audition wear a face mask. Footlighters will have face masks available for those that do not have their own.

Those auditioning please sign up ahead of time via Sign Up Genius: ​AUDITION for ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ at Footlighters

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Cast Announced for THE ODD COUPLE, FEMALE VERSION at Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoThe cast includes:

  • Olive: Jen Drake
  • Florence: Stefanie Adams
  • Mickey: Mary Stone
  • Vera: Elizabeth Hickerson
  • Sylvie: Stephanie Klein
  • Renee: Kate Arnold
  • Manolo: Adam Drake
  • Jesus: Jeff Richardson

Directed by Tom Peters and produced by Cathy Lutts and Freida Houck, performances run September 30- October 16, 2021.

Olive Madison and her group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence Unger arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might try to harm herself, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.

For more information visit www.footlighters.org/currentperformance or call 859-652-3849 to reserve your tickets, today!

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