Dear Patron and Friend of Footlight,


This message is to inform you of an unexpected change to our 2023-2024 season show schedule. After casting the anticipated The Unsinkable Molly Brown, our director, cast, and production team were excited to start working on this show. The week we were scheduled to start rehearsal, our pianist became no longer available due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control.


We needed to make a quick decision on what to do, so we could get started on rehearsals! We immediately started searching for a replacement accompanist. Unfortunately, everyone that we contacted was unavailable. Wow! Our local theater community is so thriving, they were all already committed elsewhere! We realized we would need to move on to an option that did not require an accompanist.


While we will not be able to bring you The Unsinkable Molly Brown this March, instead we will present A Night of Old Tyme Radio Comedy featuring “Alien Invasion” on March 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, and 17. Alien Invasion will be performed as a 1940’s-style radio show, complete with live commercial jingles and live musical selections. The show will be a full-length, fully-costumed, fully-staged production.


We think this is going to be a really fun show! While it is not the show that we thought we would be bringing to you, we are excited about this show. And we hope you will be too! Thank you for your continued support.


Alien Invasion: Book by Ryan Neely, music by Brent Bain, lyrics by Ryan Neely. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Denver, Colorado.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of MURDER ON THE RERUN for their fantastic run! The audience left with smiles after every performance. 

We have partnered up with Social Que to bring you dinner and a show! 

For $15 you can enjoy a wonderful meal at Social Que (next door to the theatre) before the show. 

Dinner Ticket MUST be used on the date of the show and prior to the show start time. Menu options include: Chicken Tips & Wedges, Rib Tips & Wedges, Pulled Pork Sandwich & Wedges, Polish Sausage & Wedges, or Vegan/Vegetable Nachos. A drink is included.

Robert W. Komendera will forever be loved and missed at Footlight Theater. He leaves a void which no one will ever be able to fill. 

Our Play Selection Committee is hard at work, but what they really want is to know what you want to direct! Submit a show HERE. 

Open Mic at Footlight AND Karaoke?! Yes, please!


Our open mic event is back with some changes for the 2023-204 season. The event name is changing to Open Mic at Footlight. While we will miss the alliteration of “Friday Night at Footlight,” it just no longer works…because (new for this season) the events will be held on the first SATURDAY of non-show months.



You have the talent. We have the stage. Footlight is a warm and inspiring place for our community, friends, and neighbors to come together to connect and celebrate each other’s talents. Never performed? Perfect! We’re nervous too. Come share some anxiety and take a chance! If you’re a veteran of the stage, you are also very welcome.



Doors open at 6:45pm. Performances begin at 7:00pm. Family Friendly event: children are welcome (and encouraged to perform)! Admission is $5, but free for registered performers (up to a 15 minute set). Apply below to perform. Walk-in performers may be accommodated as space allows.


·         A different "Featured Artist" each event!

·         "Dinner and a Show" raffle prize featuring local restaurants and Footlight show tickets.

·         Snacks and beverages available by donation.



To encourage new and varied performers, we have an application to perform rather than registration. Performers will be chosen to allow a mix of new and returning performers, as well as a balance of performance styles. Applicants will be contacted one week prior to the event via the email address provided on the application to confirm if they have been selected or not. 

Performances should be limited to 10-15 minutes. A keyboard, 3 microphones, Bluetooth, and a sound tech will be available. With advanced notice, we may be able to arrange for an accompanist. If you have any questions, you may ask them in the comment/question box on the form or call the theater at 219-874-4035 and leave a message.

Click here to apply to perform at Open Mic at Footlight, our open mic/open stage event.



Not ready to be the center of attention for an entire 15-minute set? How about joining us for Karaoke? New this season we will host Karaoke the first Saturday of show months. That’s right! Come see the Saturday afternoon matinee the first show weekend, and return for Karaoke that night. This is an all-ages, family friendly event. Adults and children are invited to perform! Sign up with your favorite song when you arrive. Doors open at 6:45 with first performance at 7pm. Admission is $5 at the door