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MAMMA MIA! Runs Sept. 19-Oct. 5

FLI_Mamma Mia logoMAMMA MIA!
Footlighters Inc.
Sept. 19-Oct. 5
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

Directed by Robert Weidle
Music & vocal direction by Alan Masters
Choreographed by Arlene Balczo
Produced by Clayton Castle & Cathy Lutts

Cast: Jennifer Keith as Donna Sheridan, Deana Tully as Tanya, Becky Rogers as Rosie, Jon Vater as Sam Carmichael, David Radtke as Bill Austin, Gary Rogers as Harry Bright, Amalia Tollas as Sophie Sheridan, Mary Ingram as Ali, Heidi Olson as Lisa, Christopher Ball as Sky, Corey Meyer as Pepper, Raymond Kammer as Eddie & Chuck Ingram as Father Alexandrios
Ensemble: Kat Glaser, Brenden Horell, Alexia Varney, Adrianna Boris, Molly Sexton, Nick Palazzolo, Anna Hazard, Mary Anne Smith, Chuck Ingram, Lisa Breithaupt, Gary Herman, Lawson Smith & David Barge

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you will never forget!

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 12-14 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 15 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 19-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 22 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Sept. 25-28 at 7:30pm

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Cast Announced for OF MICE AND MEN at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoFootlighters is thrilled to announce the cast for OF MICE AND MEN!

Directed by Jim Curtis
Produced by Amanda Emmons Shumate, Katie McCarthy, & Janet Wisner

The cast includes:

  • George- Jay Woffington
  • Lennie- Eric Day
  • Slim- James Hummeldorf
  • Candy- Bill Hartnett
  • Curley- Rick Hunt
  • Curley’s Wife- Katey Blood
  • Carlson- BJ Simpson
  • The Boss- Peter Merten
  • Whit- Patrick Coyle
  • Crooks- TBD*

Footlighters is in need of an African American male to play the role of Crooks. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Jim Curtis, jjt9461@yahoo.com.

Performances run Feb. 13-29.

For more information visit www.footlighters.org

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MAMMA MIA! Kicks Off New Season at Footlighters, Inc. with Earlier Start Times

FLI_Mamma Mia logoFootlighters Inc. opens its 2019-2020 season with the glittery, disco-pop musical Mamma Mia! Directed by longtime director Robert Weidle, Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and charming tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise: on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. This feel good musical will leave you dancing in your seat and falling in love with ABBA all over again. It’s a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Also new this season, Footlighters has moved its evening performance start times from 8:00pm to 7:30pm in response to patron feedback. Sunday matinee start times remain the same at 2:00pm.

Performances:

  • Thursday-Saturday, September 12-14 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 15 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, September 19-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 22 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday- Saturday, September 25-28 7:30pm

Tickets: $22 each and are available at (859) 652-3849 or FootlightersTickets@gmail.com.

The Footlighters, Inc. has been producing quality community theater shows in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 55 years. The group was established in 1963 by a small group of community theater volunteers who wanted to bring theater opportunities to the west side of Cincinnati. In 1987, the group bought the Salem United Methodist Church in Newport and transformed it into The Stained Glass Theatre. The theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Kentucky landmark. In September of 2018, Footlighters added an ADA ramp to the front of their building to complement the elevator installed in September of 2017, allowing access for all patrons with limited mobility. For more information, please visit www.footlighters.org or become a friend on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Footlighters-Inc/287519888305.

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Auditions Announced for OF MICE AND MEN at Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoAuditions for OF MICE AND MEN
Directed by Jim Curtis
Produced by Amanda Emmons-Shumate, Katie McCarthy & Janet Wisner

  • Sunday, August 4 – 1-4pm
  • Monday, August 5 – 7-9pm

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, August 7 – 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. (if necessary)

REHEARSALS: Begin in November
SHOWDATES: February 13-29, 2020

Audition signup link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0448AEAE2BABFC1-auditions5

ADDITIONAL INFO: Contact Jim Curtis at jjt9461@yahoo.com. Please address the subject line with Of Mice and Men Auditions.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available through Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

SYNOPSIS:
Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about with whom the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore; George is faced with a moral question: how he should deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.

GEORGE – A migrant worker who protects and cares for Lennie. George dreams of someday owning his own land, but he realizes the difficulty of making this dream come true. Lennie’s friend, George gives the big man advice and tries to watch out for him, ultimately taking responsibility for not only his life but also his death.

LENNIE- A migrant worker who is mentally handicapped, large, and very strong. He depends on his friend George to give him advice and protect him in situations he does not understand. His enormous strength and his pleasure in petting soft animals are a dangerous combination. He shares the dream of owning a farm with George, but he does not understand the implications of that dream.

CANDY – Sometimes called “the swamper,” he is a old handyman who lost his hand in a ranch accident and is kept on the payroll. Afraid that he will eventually be fired when he can no longer do his chores, he convinces George to let him join their dream of a farm because he can bring the necessary money to the scheme. He owns an old sheep dog that will become a symbol of Lennie before the play ends.

THE BOSS – The stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley’s father. He is never named and seems to be a fair-minded man. Candy happily reports that the boss once delivered a gallon of whiskey to the ranch-hands on Christmas Day.

CURLEY – The son of the ranch owner, Curley is a mean little guy who picks fights with bigger guys like Lennie. He is recently married and extremely jealous of any man who looks at or talks with his wife. Lennie crushes his hand, earning Curley’s future enmity.

CURLEY’S WIFE – Please
Note this role has been precast.

SLIM – A highly skilled mule driver and the acknowledged “prince” of the ranch, Slim is the only character who seems to be at peace with himself. The other characters often look to Slim for advice

CARLSON – The insensitive ranch hand who shoots Candy’s dog. He owns a Luger, which George later uses to mercifully kill Lennie.

CROOKS – The African American stable worker who cares for the horses. A symbol of racial injustice, Crooks is isolated from the other hands because of his skin color. He also convinces Lennie to let him join their dream of land, but he must give up that dream.

WHIT – A ranch hand.

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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for Footlighters Inc.

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  • EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY – Amanda Emmons Shumate
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Catherine Ross
  • EXCELLENCE IN DANCE EXECUTION – Amanda Emmons Shumate and The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Arlene Balczo
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Cathy Lutts & Mary Stone
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Janet Wisner
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Jim Curtis & Jill Herzner
  • EXCELLENCE IN MAKEUP – Allie Brown & Andrea Squires
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Alan Masters
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Adrianna Boris
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Cammi Caldwell
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Claire Northcut
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Corey Meyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Molly Sexton
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Nick Godfrey
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Alan Masters, Tim Binzer, Chuck Kleesattel, Ken Polyeff, Ken Foltz, Eric Day
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRE-SHOW – Caryl Hefley
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Jim Curtis & Amie Marmer
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Gayle Gerhardt & Maureen Lindner
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Regina Stack
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Janet Wisner
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Alan Masters

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Erica Beimesche
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Hans Weichhart
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – John Sloan
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Kevin Breslin
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Laura Friedmann
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Kristie Marasch & Carolyn Martinez
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Chad Brinkman and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Cathy Lutts
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Jim Curtis
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Cathy Lutts & Gary Rogers
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Wes Ledyard & Scott Ledyard
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Mike Venturini & Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Chad Brinkman

FIRST DATE

  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Jerry Wiesenhahn
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Jerry Wiesenhahn & Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Cathy Lutts
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Eric Bardes
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Amanda Emmons Shumate
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Alan Masters
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – B.J. Simpson
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Gregory K. Shaffer
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – J. Farley Norman
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Katelyn Reid
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Katie McCarthy
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Kristin Schisler
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Alan Masters and Orchestra
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Amanda Emmons Shumate & Alan Masters
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Gayle Gerhardt, Maureen Lindner & Chris Tully
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Betsy Obermeyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Gary Roger
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Jesse Waits
  • EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS – Wes Ledyard (Puppet)
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Janet Wisner
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Xan Waddell Jeffery

CHICAGO

  • EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY – Kyle Fisher
  • EXCELLENCE IN CHORUS – Alan Masters & The Ensemble
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Amanda Borchers, Amanda Marasch, Kristie Marasch & Carolyn Martinez
  • EXCELLENCE IN DANCE EXECUTION – The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Bill Geraghty and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Jim Curtis
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Alan Masters
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – J. Sloan
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Katey Blood
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Kristin Schisler
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Patrick Nieman
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Alan Masters and the Orchestra
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Freida Houck, Peggy Kenney, & Laura Petracco
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM- Gayle Gerhardt, Maureen Lindner, & Chris Tully
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Alan Masters, Ron Houck & Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Alan Masters

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