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BOGO Available for Nov. 20 Performance of THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Footlighters

FLI_Spitfire Grill logoFootlighters is thankful for you!

In honor of Thanksgiving we are offering a BOGO deal on any new ticket orders for this Wednesday’s (Nov. 20th) performance of THE SPITFIRE GRILL.

Grab someone you’re thankful for, enter GRILL at checkout and then come visit us down at The Spitfire!

Offer only applicable on new ticket orders, not on preexisting orders. Only valid for online sales: Click here for online tickets to THE SPITFIRE GRILL.

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Cast Announced for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoFootlighters is proud to announce the cast for our spring production, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN!
April 23rd – May 9th

Directed by Gina Kleesattel
Choreographed by David Choate
Music Directed and Produced by Alan Masters
Produced by Bill Geraghty

  • Lesley Hitch: Annie Oakley
  • Rick Kramer: Frank Butler
  • Jackie Miesle: Winnie Tate
  • Alex DeVore: Tommy Keeler
  • Emily Carroll: Dolly Tate
  • Dana Kisor: Buffalo Bill Cody
  • Joseph Moreland: Charlie Davenport
  • Tim Breithaupt: Foster Wilson
  • Max Purvis: Pawnee Bill


  • Lily Deye
  • Abigail Glacken
  • Ella Martin
  • James Martin


  • Ellen Godbey
  • Molly Sexton
  • Laura Petracco
  • Rebecca Mactaggart
  • Tia Casey
  • Allison Kalfas
  • Tim Breithaupt
  • Joseph Moreland
  • Max Purvis
  • Corey Meyer
  • Brendan Horell
  • Lawson Smith

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Footlighters Inc.
Nov. 7-23
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

Directed by Dan Maloney
Music directed by Matthew Nassida
Produced by Michelle Burdett & Peggy Kenney

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

Like a good coffee cake, this feel good musical will leave you wanting a second helping!

  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 7-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 10 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 14-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 17 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 20-23 at 7:30pm

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Directors Sought for 2020-2021 Season at Footlighters Inc.

fli_logoThe Footlighters, Inc. is accepting submissions for directors for the 2020-2021 season. If you would like to be considered, please send the following information to Cathy Lutts, Chair of the Director/Play Selection Committee, at preciousmoment65@gmail.com. Please include ‘Director Submission’ in the subject line of the email.

  • A one-page letter of interest briefly detailing the shows you’re interested in directing for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Please consider the list below that was composited from the patron survey, and 2 additional shows of your choosing.
  • A theater resume that includes your contact information.

The deadline to submit materials is Friday October 18, 2019. Interested directors will be contacted the week of October 25th to schedule interviews, which will take place at the Stained Glass Theatre in early November. When you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide more specific information about the shows you are interested in directing, including potential production staff.

Plans are to produce a 3-show season for 2020-2021. Each production will have 16 performances.

Footlighters, Inc. was founded in 1963 and since 1987 has owned its own facility, The Stained Glass Theatre in Newport, KY. It continually attracts outstanding talent for its productions, and has received local, state, and national awards for outstanding production quality, individual and ensemble performances, and technical achievements.

Potential Productions Could Include:
12 Angry Men | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Odd Couple|A Chorus Line | Elf, The Musical | Singin’ in the Rain |Addam’s Family | Fiddler on the Roof | Sound of Music |Arsenic and Old Lace | Legally Blonde | Steel Magnolias | Bonnie & Clyde | Newsies | West Side Story

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THE SPITFIRE GRILL to Open at Footlighters, Inc. November 7, 2019

fli_logoFootlighters, Inc. proudly presents the second show of its 2019-2020 season: The Spitfire Grill.

Based on the 1996 film, The Spitfire Grill is an uplifting, feel-good story about Percy, a feisty parolee who follows her dreams to small-town Wisconsin. She ends up working at an old diner – Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. Hannah wants to sell the place, but without any takers, Percy suggests she raffle it off. Entry fees are $100, and the best essay on the grill wins! Soon, mail’s arriving by the wheelbarrow – and that’s when toes start tappin’ and things start cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

Featuring a charming, catchy score filled with country, bluegrass, and folk influences, The Spitfire Grill’s tale of redemption and fortitude will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

The Spitfire Grill marks the Footlighters’ debut of director Dan Maloney – but he’s no stranger to the Cincinnati theater scene. In addition to being a founding member of OTRimprov, Dan is on the Board of Mariemont Players, the Ohio Community Theater Association, and is President of ACT-Cincinnati. His two recent award-winning projects Out of Sterno and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot were both chosen to represent SW Ohio at this year’s annual OCTA State Conference in Perrysburg, OH.


  • Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 17 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday- Saturday, November 20-23 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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