Footlighters Theater is Proud
to Present our 85th Season!
2013 – 2014
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Sarah Sperling
August 30, 2013—Sept 14th 2013
Auditions May 21th & 23rd 7:30PM
This Pulitzer Prize winning drama explores a family mourning the loss of a child in a silence that’s unbearably loud. We learn that the only way we can protect ourselves is not to hide behind shut doors and ignore the world around us while we sulk in our own grief but rather to welcome the world and all it has to offer with open arms and when tragedy occurs, make ourselves more able to cope with these things and comfort others when hard times befall them.
Conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden & Frank Wildhorn Book and Lyrics by Leslie Briscusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Tony Filipone
October 18 – November 9 2013
Auditions June 17 and 19 @7: 30PM
The devoted man of science, Dr. Jekyll, subjects himself to a dangerous experiment; accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde. This dark and dangerous love story from Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar and Grammy Award winner Leslie Bricusse returns with all its classic songs (“This is the Moment”, “A New Life”, “Someone Like You”).
By Tom Mula
Directed by Kirk Paul
Dec 6, 2013 – Dec 21, 2013
Auditions September 8 & 10 7:30PM
The real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol—the story of Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul—and in the process, save his own. Aided by a Bogle, a malicious little hell-sprite with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the Jaws of Death to the Mouth of Hell—and beyond! This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic with warmth and infectious zest.
Over the River and Through the Woods
By Joe DiPietro
Directed by Roseann Brooks
Jan 31, 2014 – Feb 15, 2014
Auditions October 20 & 22 7:30PM
A heart-warming and laugh out loud family comedy about career, family and love. Nick, a single Italian American, is offered fulfilled dreams and a new life in Seattle. His traditional Italian grandparents propose a compelling reason to stay in New Jersey – the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hare. Their weekly Sunday dinners turn into a comic dance, as the entire family tries to influence Nick’s choice.
Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Book by Mark Bramble
Directed by Carmen Rossi
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, skip Easter (18, 19, 20), then resume April 24, 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, 3
Auditions Dec 10, 12 @ 7:30PM
Winner of a Theater World, a Drama Desk and three Tony Awards, this hit sparkles with a cast of singers, actors, jugglers and clowns. In this production, the worlds of musical theatre and circus fuse into a vibrant and entertaining musical celebrating the colorful, creative and driven life of the World’s Greatest Showman, Phineas ‘P.T.’ Barnum. Come Follow the Band and meet the extraordinary acts that led Barnum from humble beginnings to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth.’
A Love Affair
By Jerry Mayer
Directed by William Rompala
June 6, 2014 – June 21, 2014
Auditions March 2nd and 4th @ 7:30PM
An award winning romantic comedy brimming with hilarious as well as moving moments captured from a 38 year marriage. “A Love Affair” is both a timeless and a timely play—its story is about financial reverses and how they can either weaken or reinforce relationships, depending on how the difficult times are handled. It’s a moving, identifiable story that rings true, while offering a multiplicity of laughs.