We are thrilled to announce the 2017-18 Season at The Footlights Theatre. September will feature “Special Events”, with the season officially opening in October. There will be AUDITIONS in late August, with many roles to fill.
SEPTEMBER 7 – 30 SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDE:
September 29 - 30 (Friday and Saturday at 730pm) MAKIN’ WHOOPIE: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love and Marriage Starring Award-Winning Humorist, SUSAN POULIN Ida, the funniest woman in Maine returns to The Footlights Theatre with her new show, offering a fresh view on love, marriage, and dating through a combination of sassy stories and commonsensical advice striking the perfect balance between humorous and heartfelt. Whip-smart yet down-to-earth, spending time with Ida is like talking to an old friend—one with plenty of experience and a wicked sense of humor.
OCTOBER 5 - 7 (Thursday, 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 730pm) LIP-SCHTICK: One Boys Journey to Fabulous and Back! Starring the one-man tour-de-force, DAVID SCARBIE MITCHELL A musical comedy, filled with non-stop laughter, song, improv and pathos to the poignant storytelling. Seven characters, eleven costumes changes- fast paced and hysterically out of control! “Scarbie” returns to the Footlights Theatre for a third time this Fall- don’t miss it!
OCTOBER 12 - 28 FALLING LEAVES By Michael J. Tobin A romantic comedy that’s full of surprises! A widowed mother of three, Autumn, prepares her café for the arrival of her grown children for a weekend family gathering: A single daughter who finds out she’s pregnant and doesn’t know how to tell her mother… A gay son who brings his boyfriend home to tell his Mom they’re getting married… and a married daughter (and her husband), who are having marital issues and are trying to hide it from Mom. Add to this Autumn’s amusing best friend and co-worker, who tries to keep the family from falling apart …and a long-time handyman who has more than “fixing the house” on his mind. Starring Cindy O’Neil as “Autumn”.
NOVEMBER 2 - 18 SEASONS IN THE SUN By Philip Reilly A heart-warming comedy about a widow (Molly) and widower (Adam) who begin meeting at the side by side graves of their deceased spouses. Simple small talk turns into engaging conversations and eventually romance over the course of the four seasons. Enter the widow’s daughter during the couple’s first kiss and family fireworks explode graveside, which could change the course of this new-found love forever. Starring Jackie Oliveri as “Molly”.
DECEMBER 5 - 22 (Special Gala, Saturday, December 2nd at 7:00pm) A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted by Michael J. Tobin Join the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a life-changing journey. Full of special effects, music, over 125 costumes, and a large cast, this hauntingly beautiful production captures the magic and joy of the Dickens holiday classic. The perfect gift for the entire family! Starring Michael J. Tobin as “Ebenezer Scrooge”. (PLEASE NOTE: PERFORMANCES WILL BE TUESDAY – FRIDAY at 7:00pm)
JANUARY 11 - 27 THE NOT-SO-LOVELY LOVE LETTERS By Patty Pinkham A “hit”larious new comedy about love and life that will start the new year off with non-stop laughter. Sometimes what people “hear” is not exactly what was said- and sometimes what people “see” is not exactly what is going on… and that can create a whole lot of uproarious misunderstanding with comical consequences.
FEBRUARY 15 - 24 GUYS SINGING THE DOLLS “2” This “must see” musical cabaret returns with new songs, some favorite and new faces and a whole lot of fun! Hear the Broadway showtunes usually sung by women, performed by talented men. This eclectic playbill of music will bring much laughter, a little drama, and a few tears. Six shows only- reserve your seats early for what will be a sell-out show!
MARCH 8 – 24 FOLK By Tom Wells Winnie's no ordinary nun. A swearing, smoking, Guinness fan, who loves a sing-song with Stephen. She lives life to the fullest- but, she's got a secret. Stephen's lost his job and lost his way. Finding solace in music, he knows he must start again... but how? Ballsy and outspoken, teenager Kayleigh oversees her life. No one tells her what to do. However, when unexpected circumstances lead her to Winnie and Stephen, they start a journey that will transform their lives forever. FOLK is a hilarious and not-so-holy story of hope, coming together and finding your feet when your world is turned upside down. Surprising, poignant and heartwarmingly funny, FOLK is a US Premiere by award-winning playwright, Tom Wells. Starring Gretchen Wood as “Sister Winnie”
APRIL 5 – 21 DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Adapted by Tom Aldrich A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Depression-era Maine, Henry Jekyll's experiments with exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain -free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. Starring Stephen Madigan as Jekyll & Hyde.
MAY 3 - 19 APPELL: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE By Anne Drakopolous A haunting account of a small gathering of Holocaust prisoners “on the other side of the fence”, who tell their stories as they are forced to stand outside for hours, waiting for “roll call” (Appell)… and the unknown. This multi-media play brings the images of the Holocaust to life with brutal honesty… the stories of those who died- and those who survived -must never be forgotten. APPELL: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE is a “must experience” production that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.
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