Footlight Players Proudly Announce their 74th Season!
Our 74th Season runs August 2023 through May 2024. Our exciting lineup includes:
The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux: Book and Lyrics by Billy St. John; Music by Debbie Wilson
August 4-6, 11-13, & 18-20
Directed by: Laura Meyer
Lotta Cash, a wealthy widow, must be on the lookout. The evil Dogsbreath Devereaux, M.D. plans to marry Lotta so he can inherit her fortune and her clinic. Helping him is the nasty nurse, Hilda Hatchet, whom he promises to wed after he gets rid of Lotta. Wild? Well, talk about medical mania when the insanely jealous Hilda catches Dogsbreath flirting with our heroine, Wendy March. We can only hope that Dr. Phil Good can save Wendy and the unsuspecting Lotta from certain death. With an abundance of zany patients, wild tunes and a hilarious plot, this musical melodrama will certainly have you in stitches all the way! As they say, Nurses! Foiled again!
Four Old Broads on the High Seas: by Leslie Kimbell
October 6-8 & 12-15
Directed by: Robert W. Komendera
Get ready to set sail with your favorite Old Broads. Yes... they’re back again and ready for a Sassy Senior’s cruise to the Bahamas. Beatrice is determined to have her pick of ALL the eligible men on the ship... but Maude, fresh from her win at The Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant, plans on being her biggest competition. Wedding bells are ringing for Sam and Imogene... maybe. And Eaddy... well... she just wants to know what all the fuss is about up on the topless sun deck. Throw in a murder mystery, a fabulous drag queen and a crazy costume party, and you’re in for a laugh-a-minute, side-splitting laugh-out-loud night of fun.
Murder on the Rerun: by Fred Carmichael
December 1-3 & 7-10
Directed by: Michael J. Thomas
A ghost tries to find out who murdered her in a witty, sophisticated, yet suspenseful look at the upper crust of Hollywood. Oscar winning screen writer, Jane, is dead. Her friends are saying she fell. Three years later, they are all famous with an intense hate love relationship; Jane's husband, an ambitious ingenue, a heading for middle age leading lady, an arrogant director, and Hollywood's reigning gossip columnist join together, but their relationship busts apart with their mutual distrust. Woven through the suspense in humorous, acidic, and revealing comedy is an extraordinary whodunit with a surprise denouement when the murderer is revealed. This unusual and audience pleasing combination of comedy, intrigue, and suspense, is a must!
The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Book by Richard Morris
March 1-3, 8-10, & 15-17
Directed by: Nikki Anthony
This spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Missouri, to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval that she so desperately seeks from those "Beautiful People of Denver."
The Lost Boy: by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo
May 3-5 & 9-12
Directed by: Lara West
Despite finding success and fame as a writer, James M. Barrie is dissatisfied with his work and his life. He returns to his hometown in Scotland to visit his mother, who still blames him for the long-ago death of his older brother in a skating pond. Haunted by the tragic accident and his mother's harsh words, James slowly begins to confront his family's tragic past with the help of an unexpected friendship and his own gift for storytelling. This fictionalized account of the birth of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic and mystery of The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.