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FLI_A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderA GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Footlighters, Inc.
April 20-May 7
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

Directed by Chad Brinkman
Produced by Jennifer Day and Cathy Lutts

Cast: Alex DeVore as Montague “Monty” Navarro, Elizabeth Beiting-Lipps as Miss Shingle, Delaney O’Toole as Sibella Hallward, Hope Pauly as Phoebe D’Ysquith, Wayne Wright as D’Ysquith Family, Erica Helmle as Woman #1, Mary Puetz as Woman #2, Adria Whitfill as Woman #3, Royce Louden as Man #1, John Dorney as Man #2 & Zachary Julian as Man #3

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

  • Thu-Sat, April 20-22 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 23 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, April 27-29 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 30 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 4-6 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 7 at 2pm
    *April 21 & 30 performances are sign language interpreted.

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The Passing of Tom Story

MPI_Tom StoryFrom Legacy Remembers

Thomas Joseph Storey passed away on January 28, 2023 after a long illness.  He leaves behind his dear wife of 65 years, Nancy Ann (nee Moore) and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and family members.

Tom was born on September 6, 1935 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Elder High School in 1952.  He earned a degree in Broadcasting from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and went on to a 47 year career as Program Administrator for WLW-T Television in downtown Cincinnati.

At the same time, Tom became well-known as a director and actor in both community and professional theatre in the area.  He and Nancy Ann met through The Bellarmine Players and together they worked in such theatres as The Drama Workshop, Edgecliff Theater, Mariemont Players, The Village Players of Ft. Thomas, Knox Drama Workshop, Stagecrafters, Cincinnati Music Theater, Footlighters, The IF Theater Collective, Sunset Players and Wyoming Players.  His acting roles ranged from John Proctor in ‘The Crucible’ to Clarence Darrow in ‘Never the Sinner’ to Al Lewis in ‘The Sunshine Boys’.

Tom won multiple awards for acting and directing through his career and he and Nancy Ann in 2020 were honored as recipients of The Art Rouse Award from ACT-Cincinnati, given annually in recognition for ongoing contributions to area theatre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH  45209 on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 10:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice in Tom’s honor.

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Footlighters, Inc.
Feb. 9-26
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

Directed by Derek Snow
Produced by Chad Brinkman and George Fee

Cast: Jasimine Bouldin as Undine, Jovanni Candia as Herve/Guy, Erin Alder Friedman as Stephie, Charles McClinon as Father, Alfred Gover, Jr as Flow, Tamara Jackson-McClinon as Grandma, Tosha Gibson as Mother & Douglas Fries as Accountant
Ensemble: Jacqlyn Schott, Phillip Latham, Paige Krei Adkins, Amanda Cumming, Colette Flowers, Geoff Simmons & Rachael O’Reilly

Undine has it all – success, love, and a fabulous wardrobe. When her life begins to unravel in one hilarious reversal after another, she is forced to return to a life she had long left behind. In this satirical comedy, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage asks Undine – and all of us – whether you can really ever go home again.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 9-11 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 16-18 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 23-25 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 26 at 2pm

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FABULATION, or THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE to Open at The Footlighters, Inc., Feb. 9

FLI_Fabulation castNEWPORT, KY — The Footlighters, Inc., proudly presents the third show of its 2022-2023 season, the satirical comedy Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage.

Undine has it all—success, love, and a fabulous wardrobe. When her life begins to unravel in one hilarious reversal after another, she is forced to return to a life she had long left behind. In this satirical rags-to-richesto-rags comedy, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage asks Undine—and all of us—whether you can really ever go home again.

Fabulation marks the Footlighters’ debut of director Derek Snow—but he’s no stranger to the Cincinnati theater scene. Derek has been active in the Cincinnati theater community as an actor, writer, and director for
over 35 years. A graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Derek continued his education in NYC before returning to his hometown to teach inner-city youth dramatic arts in the public school system. He has been with the popular physical theater group Performance Gallery for the past 19 years. His written work has been produced in Atlanta; New Jersey; and Sydney, Australia.


  • Thursday – Saturday, February 9 – 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday, February 16 – 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday, February 23 – 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25 each and are available online at footlighters.org/tickets or by contacting the box office at (859) 652-3849 or FootlightersTickets@gmail.com.

The Footlighters, Inc., has been producing quality community theater shows in Greater Cincinnati for 60 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 footlighters.org or like The Footlighters, Inc., on Facebook.

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2023-2024 Season Announced by Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoFootlighters is thrilled to celebrate our 60th anniversary and announce our 2023-2024 season full of fan favorites from the big screen!

September 14 – October 1, 2023
Directed by John Siedenberg II
Comedic Musical

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. This electrifying musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches!

November 30 – December 17, 2023
Directed by Doug Berlon

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize—despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.

February 15 – March 3, 2024
Directed by Becky Collins
Dramatic Comedic Play

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of year, but by morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer- in case he or she decides to strike again.

May 2 – May 19, 2024
Directed by Kyle Fisher
Comedic Musical

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her ingenuity and charm to get into Harvard too. School begins with endless struggles, but with the help of her new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential, and her true assets, as she sets out to prove herself to the world and make everyone a believer.

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