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. 

Do you love caroling? Footnotes rehearsals are starting soon! Join the Footlight Players caroling troupe! All ages are welcome.

Rehearsals will be Nov. 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 12:30pm inside the theatre. (1705 Franklin St.)

Call or Text our Footnotes Director Anthony Holt at 219-928-6964 with any questions. 

Congratulations to the cast of MURDER ON THE RERUN!

Hugh Lawton - Wil Crane

Betsy Randolph - Jami Anderson

Valerie Vickers - Greta Friedman

Edwina Dunbar - Kyrie Stratton

Justin Wills - Dean Johansson

Jane Ackerly - MaKenna Lowery

Kitty - Sydney Benacka

Murder on the Rerun by Fred Carmichael will be directed by Michael J. Thomas with assistant director Stan Holdcraft.

Performance dates: December 1-3 & 7-10 

Performance times: Thursday & Fridays at 7:30pm

                                Saturday & Sundays at 2:00pm

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

Meet Footlight's 2023/2024 Board of Directors

*Pictured* back- Christopher West (president), Bobbi Ann Lauritsen (secretary), Jill Thomas (general member), Adrianna LeDonne (general member) Front- Marsha Markle (treasurer), Rick Henderson (vice president), Laura Meyer (general member) 

The Footlight Players of Michigan City are excited to announce their 74th Season board of directors.  At the June 12th meeting, the membership cast their votes and the 7-panel board is Christopher West as President, Rick Henderson as Vice President, Marsha Markle as Treasurer, Bobbi Ann Lauritsen as Secretary, and Jill Thomas, Laura Meyer, and Adrianna LeDonne as general board members.  The new board will go into effect on July 1st, 2023. We would like to acknowledge the outgoing board’s efforts and appreciation for all the hard work. A big thank-you to Bill Wild for his 25 plus years of service to the organization and continued support in the future.   First time board member LeDonne commented on the results of the board vote, “In the last couple years Footlight has become like a second home to me, and I’m excited to help be a part of its leadership and helping grow our community.”