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Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at Footlighters Inc.

fli_logoMon-Wed, July 6-8 from 7-10pm

NOTE: You must sign-up for a new slot.

Footlighters, Inc.
802 York Street, Newport, KY 41071

Please prepare up to 1 minute of a musical theatre song that best showcases your voice. There will be an accompanist provided – please bring sheet music in the proper key; No pre-recorded music or a cappella auditions.

There will be a dance combination taught – please wear clothing that allows you to move.  While tap experience is not required, there will be a brief tap combination taught as well, so please bring tap shoes if you have them.

Sign up for an audition slot here: www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44afab2fa2fe3-something

Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn. Production runs Oct. 8-25.


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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Postponed at Footlighters

fli_logoA message from the Footlighters, Inc. Board of Directors:

Friends and Patrons,

The top priority of our organization is the health and well-being of the community and our theatre family. In response to the COVID-19 virus, we have made the very difficult decision to POSTPONE our production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN that was due to open in April 2020.

At this time, we are working through next steps, including potential new dates for the show. As soon as these details have been finalized, we will provide an update to our valued patrons and supporters.

If you have already purchased tickets for the show you can either request a refund for the price of the ticket or consider converting your ticket into a tax-deductible donation to support our current efforts to correct our failed boiler issue.

Should you desire to be refunded for your ticket, your options are as follows:

  • Tickets purchased online from our website will be processed as a credit to the purchaser’s credit card.
  • Tickets purchased by cash or check will be issued via check.

All requests for refunds should be directed via email to footlighters.ky@gmail.com.  We ask that any refunds be requested and received no later than April 30, 2020.  While we will work as quickly as possible to process requests, please allow up to 30 days for your request to be fulfilled.

While this unfortunate situation has impacted all of us, our mission remains:

To create an entertaining and enjoyable theatre experience of the highest caliber for our patrons and foster a creative and supportive environment for our performers, technical staff, and local artists. We remain a true contributor to the vibrancy of our neighborhood, and we are a destination for patrons who wish to be entertained and enlightened by our performances. We are, and continue to be, an all-volunteer run and supported organization.

Please consider donating your ticket purchase back to Footlighters, in order to support our ongoing efforts to maintain our beautiful facility and to continue providing the highest-quality theatre to our community.  We are grateful to you for your continued support of the arts and of Footlighters, especially during these most challenging times, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at the Stained Glass Theatre.

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Irving Berlin’s Classic ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Opens at Footlighters, Inc. April 23, 2020

FLI_Annie Get Your Gun logoFootlighters, Inc. proudly presents the last show of its 2019-2020 season, the classic Annie Get Your Gun.

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her younger siblings by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades the novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. Annie soon eclipses Frank as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Will her success with a gun jeopardize Annie’s chance at love?

Featuring classic songs such as “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, the rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

Annie Get Your Gun marks the Footlighters’ debut of veteran director Gina Kleesattel. Gina spent the last 20 years teaching musical theatre, drama, arts administration, and stage management at SCPA as well as directing over 20 musicals. Prior to SCPA, she was a stage manager, director, writer, and producer for 22 years at numerous venues, including: Showboat Majestic, Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights, Kincaid Regional Theatre, Ovation Theatre, Kings Productions Parks, and Carowinds Theme Park. Annie Get Your Gun is a family affair for Gina as she is joined by her brother and longtime Footlighters’ bassist Chuck Kleesattel playing in the show’s orchestra, and her son Alan Kleesattel as the show’s lighting designer.


  • Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 26 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, April 30- May 2 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 3 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday- Saturday, May 6-9 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 “like” The Footlighters, Inc. on Facebook.

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2020-2021 Season Announced by Footlighters, Inc.

Oct. 8-25, 2020
Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn

Jan. 21-Feb. 7, 2021
Directed by Chad Brinkman

April 15-May 2, 2021
Directed by Bunny Arszman

For more information visit www.footlighters.org

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OF MICE AND MEN Runs Feb. 13-29

FLI_Of Mice and Men logoOF MICE AND MEN
Footlighters Inc.
Feb. 13-29
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

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

Cast: Jay Woffington as George, Eric Day as Lennie, James Hummeldorf as Slim, Bill Hartnett as Candy, Rick Hunt as Curly, Katey Blood as Curly’s Wife, BJ Simpson as Carlson, Peter Merten as The Boss, Patrick Coyle as Patrick & Charles McClinon as Crooks

John Steinbeck’s classic tale features two migrant workers, drifter George and his mentally challenged friend Lennie, arriving at a ranch to work for enough money to pursue their dream of owning their own farm. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsession with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. But when the unexpected happens, their dreams take a drastic and tragic turn. In an effort to stay true to the time period and John Steinbeck’s work, Footlighters’ production of OF MICE AND MEN will be performed unedited. This production contains language and themes prevalent to the time period and may be offensive to some audience members.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 13-15 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 20-22 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 23 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Feb. 26-29 at 7:30pm
    *Feb. 14th & 23rd performances are sign language interpreted.

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