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Cast Announced for THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Footlighters

fli_logoFootlighters is thrilled to announce the cast of our production of THE SPITFIRE GRILL.

Percy Talbot – Katelyn Reid
Hannah Ferguson – Cathy Lutts
Shelby Thorpe – Sarah Viola
Caleb Thorpe – Gregory Good, Jr.
Sheriff Joe Sutter – Austin Adams
Effy Krayneck – Amanda Marasch-Brinkman
The Visitor – Jimmy Jackson

Directed by Dan Maloney
Music Directed by Matthew Nassida
Co-produced by Peggy Kenney & Michelle Burdett
Stage managed by Janet Wisner

Production Dates: November 7-23, 2019

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

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Auditions Announced for THE SPITFIRE GRILL A Musical at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoThe Footlighters, Inc. are proud to announce auditions for the second show of the 2019-2020 season, SPITFIRE GRILL by Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff.

Directed by Dan Maloney
Produced by Peggy Kenney & Michelle Burdett
Music Directed by Matthew Nassida
Stage Manged by Janet Wisner

*Production Dates: November 7-23, 2019*

Audition Dates/Times:

  • Sunday, June 2nd 2 PM – 5 PM
  • Monday, June 3rd 7 PM – 10 PM
  • Callbacks (if necessary): Tuesday, June 4th 7 PM
Stained Glass Theatre
802 York St
Newport, Kentucky

**Those auditioning are encouraged to sign-up ahead of time via Sign Up Genius:
https://footlighters.us16.list-manage.com/track/click…

Please prepare 18-32 bars of an up-tempo country flavored tune and be ready to read from the script. Rehearsals will begin in September. Please bring known conflicts. Head shots and resumes are appreciated but not required.

Synopsis
A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

Characters
PERCY TALBOTT – early 20s. Pretty, if a bit rough-edged, her face declares the strength of her youth and a sadness beyond her years. Her accent has a southern Appalachian cadence. Strong folk/country belt to ‘D’, some head voice required.

HANNAH FERGUSON – 50+. A tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. Mezzo/alto chest range.

SHELBY THORPE – mid-30s. A plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. Shimmering folk soprano with strong high belt to ‘D’.

CALEB THORPE – early 40s. Out-of-work foreman of the stone quarry. Frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice with an edge (Top ‘G’).

SHERIFF JOE SUTTER – mid-late 20s. A young small-town policeman with an appealing intensity and a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a ‘G’ (touches an ‘A’).

EFFY KRAYNECK – 50s. Postmistress and busybody, a woman with narrow eyes and a sour tongue. Solid singer in mezzo/alto chest range. Carries close harmony.

THE VISITOR – mid-40s. A mysterious figure who never speaks. An actor with powerful eyes and a very strong sense of his body.

For more information, please contact Dan at maloneykd@gmail.com.

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Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoThe Footlighters, Inc. is excited to announce the cast for its upcoming production of MAMMA MIA! which will be the opening production of the 2019-2020 season!

The cast is as follows:

  • Donna Sheridan – Jennifer Keith
  • Tanya – Deana Tully
  • Rosie – Becky Rogers
  • Sam Carmichael – Jon Vater
  • Bill Austin – David Radtke
  • Harry Bright – Gary Rogers
  • Sophie Sheridan – Amalia Tollas
  • Ali – Mary Ingram
  • Lisa – Heidi Olson
  • Sky – Christopher Ball
  • Pepper – Corey Meyer
  • Eddie – Raymond Kammer
  • Ensemble – Kat Glaser, Lukas Hummeldorf, Alexia Varney, Paul Henkelman, Adrianna Boris, Sebastian Kong, Molly Sexton, Chloe Esmeier, Anna Hazard, Mary Anne Smith, Chuck Ingram, Lisa Breithaupt, Gary Herman, Lynn Ollman, David Barge

MAMMA MIA! runs Sept. 12-28 at the Stained Glass Theatre in Newport, Ky.

The production team for ‘Mamma Mia!’ includes:

  • Director – Robert Weidle
  • Producers – Cathy Lutts and Clayton Castle
  • Music Director – Alan Masters
  • Choreographer – Arlene Balczo
  • Stage Manager – Janet Wisner

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CHICAGO Runs May 9-25

FLI_Chicago logoCHICAGO
Footlighters Inc.
May 9-25
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

Directed by Bill Geraghty
Music & vocal direction by Alan Masters
Choreographed by Kyle Fisher
Produced by Freida Houck, Peggy Kenney & Laura Petracco

Cast: Katey Blood as Velma Kelly, Kristin Schisler as Roxy Hart, Greg Good as Billy Flynn, Joy Rolland-Oba as Matron Mama Morton, Patrick Nieman as Amos Hart, J. Sloan as Mary Sunshine, Amanda Marasch as Mona, Jackie Miesle as Liz, Katie McCarthy as Annie, Chelsey Ross as Hunyak, Mimi Witsken as June, Haley Stuligross as Go to Hell Kitty, Chuck Ingram as Master of Ceremonies & Chris Tully as Judge,
Ensemble: Pamela Blessing, Brad Enos, Paul Henkelman, Rick Hunt, Garrett Klaas, Katie Reindl & Mary Stone

A satire on corruption in criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal”. A story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery- all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts.

  • Thu-Sat, May 9-11 at 8pm (Fri – SOLD OUT)
  • Sun, May 12 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 16-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 19 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, May 22-25 at 8pm
    *May 10 & 19 performances are Sign Language Interpreted

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CHICAGO to Open at Footlighters, Inc. May 9th, 2019

FLI_Chicago logoFootlighters Inc. concludes its 2018-2019 season with a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery- the classic Kander and Ebb collaboration, Chicago.

Set in the Windy City during the roaring 20’s, it’s a tale of two scintillating sinners: the sensational murderess and reigning queen of the Cook County jail, Velma Kelly, and the newest of the merry murderesses, the good time party girl Roxie Hart. Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and smooth-talking defense attorney Billy Flynn who both help turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for her splashy showbiz comeback. But every time Velma comes up with a new trick, Roxie is there to take the idea as her own. Chicago is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal” and has unforgettable song and dance numbers such as “All That Jazz”, “Mr. Cellophane”, “Razzle Dazzle”, and “Cell Block Tango”.

Chicago marks director Bill Geraghty’s third time at the directorial helm at Footlighters, having previously directed the acclaimed SideShow and the wildly successful Jesus Christ Superstar. Other directing credits include Stephen Sondheim’s Company at Cincinnati Music Theatre and Songs for A New World and tick, tick, BOOM! for Showbiz Players.

Performances:

  • Thursday-Saturday, May 9-11 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 12 at 2pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18 at 8pm
  • Sunday, May 19 at 2pm
  • Wednesday- Saturday, May 22-25 at 8pm

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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