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Auditions Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoMAMMA MIA! Staff Announces Auditions

Robert Weidle – Director
Dan Maloney – Asst. Director
Arlene Balzco – Choreographer
Alan Masters – Music & Vocal Director
Janet Wisner – Stage Manager
Cathy Lutts & Clayton Castle – Producers

Sat, April 27 from 1-6pm
Mon, April 29 from 6-10pm

  • Prepare 18 to 32 bars of a up-tempo disco-style song that is NOT From MAMMA MIA!
  • Pianist will be provided.
  • Callbacks will be Friday, May 3rd if needed. Dance combination will be taught at callbacks if needed.
  • To sign up for an audition slot, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0448AEAE2BABFC1-auditions3

About MAMMA MIA!
Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! THE Ultimate Feel-Good Show!

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny 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.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Performances run Sept. 19-Oct. 5.

MAMMA MIA! Character Breakdown:

Sophie Sheridan (Born and raised on the island)
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Donna Sheridan, (Sophie’s mother)
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Sam Carmichael, (might be Sophie’s father)
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Bill Austin, (might be Sophie’s father)
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Harry Bright, (might be Sophie’s father)
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

Sky, (Sophie’s fiance)
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Tanya, (Former Dynamo and Donna’s friend)
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Rosie, (Former Dynamo. Donna’s Friend)
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Lisa, (Sophie’s friend)
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Ali, (Sophie’s friend)
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Pepper, (Sky’s friend)
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A4

Eddie, (Sky’s Friend)
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25

Ensemble – Consists of the Islanders, who work at Donna’s, Wedding-Guests.
Male and Female Ages 18 to 80

Dancing Ensemble – Male and Female Ages 18 to 25

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FIRST DATE Runs Feb. 14-March 2

PrintFIRST DATE
Footlighters Inc.
Feb. 14-March 2
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn
Music directed by Alan Masters
Vocal direction by Xan Jeffery
Produced by Amanda Emmons Shumate & Alan Masters

Cast: Farley Norman as Aaron, Kristin Schisler as Casey, Gregory Shaffer as Man 1, Matt Santeler as Man 2, BJ Simpson as Man 3, Katelyn Reid as Woman 1 & Katie McCarthy Woman 2

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into an uproarious high-stakes dinner when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes, and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers, and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? This production contains adult language may not be suitable for all audiences.

  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 14-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 17 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 24 at 8pm
  • Wed-Sat, Feb. 27-March 2

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FIRST DATE to Open at Footlighters, Inc.

PrintJust in time for Valentine’s Day, Footlighters Inc. will open the hilarious musical comedy First Date on Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Directed by longtime director Jerry Wiesenhahn, this production will take place at The Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York Street in Newport, Kentucky.

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious evening of dinner and possible romance. As the date unfolds, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening- their inner critics take on a life of their own as other restaurant patrons transform into friends, relatives, and exes who all have opinions regarding how the evening is going. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

First Date marks Jerry Wiesenhahn’s directorial return to Footlighters after choreographing last year’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Previously at Footlighters he directed Little Women, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and served as choreographer for How to Succeed in Business Without Trying.  Other directing projects in Cincinnati have included Young Frankenstein, Inherit the Wind, and Around the World in 80 Days, which will represent the state of Ohio in April 2019 at the Region III AACTFest in Kokomo, IN.

Performances:

  • Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 17 at 2pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 24 at 2pm
  • Wednesday- Saturday, February 27- March 2 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 54 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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2019-2020 Season Titles Announced for Footlighters Inc.

fli_logoAt last Friday’s New Year’s Party, more information was announced for Footlighters upcoming season.

Previously announced:

MAMMA MIA!
Sept. 2019
Directed by Robert Weidle
Music directed by Alan Masters
Choreographed by Robert Fields

Newly announced:

THE SPITFIRE GRILL
Dec. 2019
Directed by Dan Maloney

OF MICE AND MEN
Directed by Jim Curtis
Feb. 2020

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Directed by Gina Kleesattel
May 2020

 

 

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Ticket Discount Announced for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_Peter and the Star Catcher promo

Kevin Breslin as Boy (Peter) & Laura Friedmann as Molly Aster.

As if you needed another reason to come see the clever, highly inventive play PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Footlighters, we’re now giving you one more reason! If you buy a ticket for this Wednesday or Thursday’s performances, you will get your second ticket for half price! Just use the code “HOOK” online or when you call the box office to get your discounted tickets! This is only good for Wednesday December 12th or Thursday December 13th, and it is only good for new sales only- no refunds on existing tickets. Do not miss this enchanting story- fun for all kids aged 10-110!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Footlighters Ticket Line at (859) 652-3849 or online at http://www.footlighters.org.

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