Interested in helping to support Footlight Theatre and community theatre in Michigan City/La Porte County, Indiana? It's time for our annual PATRON DRIVE. Becoming a patron is super simple. Visit our Footlight Store by clicking the photo above. Select which donation level you would like to commit to, and check out online. You're patron ID will be emailed to you with instructions on how to use your complimentary passes. Patrons will have their name published in each shows program and on the website. 

Footlight Players of Michigan City awards a yearly scholarship to a high school senior or recent graduate who wants to continue an education in the performing arts.The “Robert W. Komendera Theatrical Scholarship” was named in honor of its namesake for his 35+ years of dedication to the Footlight Players, Inc. of Michigan City.

The recipient this year is 17 year old Michigan City High School senior, Ashley Sparks. The scholarship is for $1,000.00 funded by donations from theater patrons. 

Miss Sparks is a multi-talented performer with experience in acting, student directing, choreography, and is proficient on several musical instruments, including the oboe, clarinet, flute, mellophone, and piano. 

Ashley plans to continue her education at Butler University studying Music Education. She dreams of playing in the orchestra pit on Broadway one day, but intends to be a music educator. Her participation with Centerstage Youth Theatre in Michigan City  motivated her to become president of MCHS’s Thespian Society. Footlight Players are proud to offer 2024’s ROBERT W. KOMENDERA THEATRICAL SCHOLARSHIP to Miss Ashley Sparks. 

Auditions for the one-weekend fundraiser, 110 Stories by Sarah Tuft are being held Saturday, June 8 at 10am and Sunday, June 9 at 6pm with the director, Alayna Lauritsen inside Footlight Theatre at 1705 Franklin St. Michigan City, Indiana. Visit or call 219-874-4035 for more information about upcoming shows, auditions, and other volunteer opportunities. 

Open Mic Night and Karaoke Night schedules for our 2024-2025 season (July - June) will be released soon. 

These events are family friendly. 

In Memory of Bobby Komendera