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Auditions Announced for PRECIPICE: WHAT TOOK US OVER THE EDGE at Footlighters

fli_logoFootlighters theatre would like to announce its auditions for PRECIPICE: WHAT TOOK US OVER THE EDGE – A New Song Cycle by Matthew Nassida and Lexi Rigsby.

Directed by Amanda Marasch.

This will be a digital performance and rehearsal process.

Audition Requirements:

  • Please submit a current headshot.
  • Please submit a current resume.
  • Please submit two 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting modern musical theatre songs.
  • Submissions should be emailed to: rigsbynassida@gmail.com.
  • Auditions are due Sunday, August 9th by midnight.
  • Callbacks will be set up on an individual basis, as needed.
  • For questions, please contact footlighters.ky@gmail.com.

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FIBBER MCGEE & MOLLY: A Radio Play Available July 25-26

FLI_Fibber McGee logoFIBBER MCGEE & MOLLY: A Radio Play
Footlighters Inc.
July 25-26
[Online]

Directed by Amanda Marasch-Brinkman
Music direction by Matthew Nassida
Produced by Amanda Emmons Shumate

Cast: Joel Lind as Announcer #1, Steve Phelan as Announcer #2, Jeff Richardson as Announcer #3, Timothy J. Cox as Fibber McGee, Laura Berkemeier as Molly, Lauren Woodiwiss as Lady/Neighbor, John McInerney as Mayor, Sharon Shelton as Mrs. Wilcox, Louisa Joy as Teeny, Matt Lovell as Doc, Kate Crotty as Trio Singer #1, Kimberly Toft as Trio Singer #2, Katey Blood as Trio Singer #3, Emily Carroll-Martin as Solo Singer #1 as Amanda Marasch-Brinkman as Solo Singer #2 & Jay C. Gossett as Foley Operator

The Johnson Wax Program with Fibber McGee and Molly (the show’s full sponsored name) is one of the rare radio programs which has achieved a kind of immortality. Well after the series petered out in the mid-1950s, people still respond to the words “Fibber McGee,” even if they’ve never heard the original. Performers and listeners today will find the show a time capsule, full of corny jokes, and timeless references. The show also emits genuine good feelings, a true sense of happiness, and plenty of lessons to be learned.

Free, donations requested.

  • Sat, July 25 at 7pm
  • Sun, July 26 at 2pm

Visit the Facebook event for links to the performances.

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Cast Announced for FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY MAKING FUDGE: A Radio Play at Footlighters, Inc.

FLI_logoFootlighters, Inc. is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming Virtual Radio Show, FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY MAKING FUDGE! Stay tuned for information on the show’s virtual performance!

Produced by Amanda Emmons Shumate
Directed by Amanda Marasch-Brinkman
Music Directed by Matthew Nassida

The cast includes:

  • Joel Lind..Announcer #1
  • Steve Phelan …Announcer #2
  • Jeff Richardson…Announcer #3
  • Timothy J. Cox…Fibber McGee
  • Laura Berkemeier…Molly
  • Lauren Woodiwiss…Lady (Neighbor)
  • John Mclerney …Mayor
  • Sharon Shelton…Mrs. Wilcox
  • Louisa Joy…Teeny
  • Matt Lowell …Doc
  • Kate Crotty…Trio Singer #1
  • Kimberly Toft…Trio Singer #2
  • Katey Blood…Trio Singer #3
  • Emily Carroll-Martin…Solo Singer #1
  • Amanda Marasch-Brinkman…Solo Singer #2
  • Jay C. Gossett…Foley Operator

Performances are available online July 25-26.

Additional information coming soon to www.footlighters.org

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for The Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoMAMMA MIA!

  • EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY…Arlene Balczo & Alex Cumbow
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN…Peggy Stouffer & Costume Team
  • EXCELLENCE IN DANCE EXECUTION…The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION…Robert Weidle
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE…Robert Weidle & Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN…Eric Bardes
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION…Janet Wisner
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY…Jim Curtis
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION…Alan Masters
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Amalia Tollas
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Becky Rogers
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…David Radtke
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Gary Rogers
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Jennifer Keith
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE…The Orchestra
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY…Clayton Castle & Cathy Lutts and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING…Clayton Castle & Cathy Lutts
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION…Ron Houck and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN…Eric Bardes
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT…Janet Wisner

THE SPITFIRE GRILL

  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION…Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE…Cathy Lutts
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN…Elena Sokoloski
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION…Janet Wisner
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY…Jim Curtis
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION…Matthew Nassida
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Amanda Marasch
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Cathy Lutts
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Gregory Good, Jr.
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Katelyn Reid
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE…Sarah Viola
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE…The Orchestra
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY…Dan Maloney and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING…Michelle Burdett & Peggy
  • IN PROGRAM…Gayle Gerhardt, Maureen Lindner & Chris Tully
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION…Gregg Dietrich & Alan Masters
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR…Dan Dermody, Wes Ledyard & Sandy Caruso
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN…Dan Dermody

OF MICE AND MEN

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY…Bill Hartnett
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY…BJ Simpson
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY…Eric Day
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY…Jay Woffington
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN…Sharon Ann Shelton
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION…Jim Curtis
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE…Jim Curtis and Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN…Chad Brinkman
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY…Jill Herzner
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY…Jim Curtis and Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY…Katie McCarthy, Amanda Emmons Shumate, Janet Wisner and the Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING…Katie McCarthy, Amanda Emmons Shumate & Janet Wisner
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION…Alan Masters, Ron Houck, and Team
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR…Wes Ledyard
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN…Chad Brinkman
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN…Douglas Berlon
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE COMBAT…Justin McCombs

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Auditions Announced for FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY: A Radio Play at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoFootlighters Theatre is proud to announce auditions for FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY: A Radio Play.

Directed by Amanda Marasch-Brinkman

“The Johnson Wax Program with Fibber McGee and Molly” (the show’s full sponsored name) is one of the rare radio programs which has achieved a kind of immortality. Well after the series petered out in the mid-1950s, people still respond to the words “Fibber McGee’s Closet,” even if they’ve never heard the original.

Performers and Listeners today will find the show a time capsule, full of corny jokes, and dated reference. There are also genuine good feelings, a true sense of happiness, and always a lesson to be learned.

If you wish to audition, please submit a video to Footlightersradioshow@gmail.com by June 28. Please submit a video of you reading one of the two announcer monologues below, and either the Fibber side or Molly side in the style of a 1940s Radio Show. If you wish to be considered for the Radio Singers, please submit 16-32 bars of a 1940s style song.

Performance is on July 25th at 7:00pm and July 26th at 2:00pm.

Cast

  • Announcer1- very 1942
  • Announcer 2- very 1943
  • Fibber McGee- foolish know-it-all
  • Molly- Alice to McGee’s Ralph
  • Lady- elderly neighbor (audience member)
  • Mayor LaTrivia- pompously sensitive
  • Mrs Wilcox- wisecracking friend
  • Teeny-giggly young person
  • Doctor Gamble- Amiably competitive
  • Radio Singer-

SWINGING VERSION OF 1940 POP TUNE “SO YOU’RE THE ONE” (by Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer) … FADES UNDER–

ANNOUNCER: When you walk on wax, you save your floors. You’ve heard me say this before, but I like to repeat it because it illustrates so clearly the protection offered by genuine Johnson’s Wax — the reason why this famous floor wax saves work and saves money throughout the year. When you apply a coat of Johnson’s Wax to your floors, you’re protecting them with a tough invisible wax shield — a shield that guards the finish against scratches, scars, and dirt. ‘Course, that’s only half the Johnson’s Wax story, because floors that are regularly Johnson-waxed become more beautiful with every application. They have that rich mellow glow so much desired by better housekeepers. Add to this, the one hundred extra uses for genuine Johnson’s Wax — for furniture, woodwork, leather goods — and you understand why it is in so many homes everywhere. You can buy genuine Johnson’s Wax in the familiar paste or liquid form, and in the new cream wax, especially formulated for furniture and woodwork. Try some tomorrow.

“LOVE IS” (FADE FOR) Opening Commercial

ANNOUNCER: Do you ever say to yourself, “Oh boy, I feel lazy today!” Don’t let it worry you, if you do, because you’ve got lots of company. No-one denies that work is man’s greatest need and almost his best friend. But that doesn’t mean unnecessary work. Take your floors, for example. You could go on scrubbing your linoleum floors all your life — and what would it get you? Well, an aching back and red hands, for yourself — and ruined linoleum in the bargain. So you wisely protect YOUR floors with JOHNSON’S SELF POLISHING GLO-COAT…saving yourself unnecessary work, keeping your linoleum always bright and shining, making it last longer. And with the hours of time you save with GLO-COAT, you CAN do important things that perhaps you’ve had to neglect….reading, playing with your children, seeing your friends. JOHNSON’S GLO-COAT saves work because it is self polishing, needs no rubbing or buffing. Look for the familiar red and yellow GLO-COAT package at your dealers.

FIBBER: No, no, no, no. She was studyin’ ballet and got her foot caught behind her neck. What’s that Myrtle? Yeah, the grocery store. Thanks. Hello, Jimmy’s Grocery? Fibber McGee speakin’. I just called to order some eggs, but I happen to think you don’t need eggs to make fudge so forget the whole thing. Well? Come on out to the kitchen.

MOLLY: Oh Dear, there goes a good kid. Two good kids in fact. Too good to be on the receiving end of what’s on the plate. First I’ll dump out this murder mystery. And put the fudge I bought at Kramer’s on the plate. There we are. Three lives saved. (Calling out) Alright, boys, the fudge is cool. Come and get it.

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