the FOOTLIGHTS THEATRE

190 US ROUTE 1, FALMOUTH ME 04105  ​(5 MINUTES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN PORTLAND)
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WE HAVE ADDED 2 SHOWS!

FRIDAY MAY 31ST at 7:30pm

​SATURDAY JUNE 1ST at 7:30pm

OUR FIRST REVIEW IS OUT! Cass Elliot Musical Soars at Footlights Theatre! A Review by Christina Koomen. A tour de force performance in a dazzling new musical called The Best Part of My Life: The Mama Cass Elliot Story is now playing at the Footlights Theatre (Falmouth, ME) through May 25th.
Conceived and directed by Michael J. Tobin, this 90-minute musical is about “Mama” Cass Elliot, the iconic Grammy Award winning singer who died at age 32 in 1974. Best known for being a member of the 1960’s folk rock band The Mamas & The Papas, this multimedia tribute includes 13 of her musical hits.
Eliza Ruth Watson. That is a name I will not soon forget. Her performance as Cass Elliot was nothing short of incredible. Her voice is Broadway worthy and filled every inch of the theater, blowing the roof off with her effortless vocals. She is a musical force that directors dream of. Watson’s delivery of every lyric and every spoken line of dialogue was honest, emotional, powerful, vulnerable, and groovy.
Watson not only looked like Cass Elliot with her four iconic costume changes and long brown hair, but she was Cass Elliot in demeanor. When pictures of the real singer were being shown behind Watson, you would think you were seeing the real Cass Elliot alive on stage.
The show was filled with Elliot’s music, but Tobin also included a look into her life story from beginning to early end. It’s filled with facts, not fiction, as Tobin took the dialogue from Elliot’s own words and those that knew her, dispelling the myths.
The production is enhanced with multi-media, including numerous photos and videos. I, personally, would have had less video and more singing but the videos were interesting and gave a glimpse into Elliot’s short-lived life.
Tobin created a very colorful and time appropriate set for Watson to perform on. His attention to detail is, once again, perfect. The onstage dressing room had every little detail. Nothing detracted, everything embellished. And the costumes, also by Tobin, looked like they were right out of Cass Elliot’s closet.
I rarely see the same show I reviewed twice, but I will be back to see this musical with my family and friends. Yes, it’s that good. Reserve your tickets now because this will be a sellout when the word gets out. I can only hope the show will extend for all to see. The cost is a very affordable $20 ticket price.

Celebrating 11 Years of Live, Year-Round  Theatre, Concerts, Comedy and Events! 
DIRECTIONS TO THE FOOTLIGHTS THEATRE
​​From the South... 295N, take EXIT 9 (Falmouth Foreside, 1 North) and travel 2.5 miles. The Footlights is on the left (Falmouth Station), just after M&T BANK- across the street from Morong VW/Audi.
From the North... 295S, take EXIT 10 (Bucknam Rd Falmouth), stay to the left on ramp, take left at light (Bucknam Rd), right at next light (Route 1), go thru 2 quick sets of lights- The Footlights is on the right (Falmouth Station) across the street from Morong VW/Audi, just before Peoples United Bank.
                                        The Footlights is located behind the building that includes the UPS Store and Locations Realty.

TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST- RESERVE NOW! WE ADDED 2 SHOWS!
THURSDAY 7pm, FRIDAY 7:30pm, SATURDAY 2pm & 7:30pm
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The Best Part of My Life: The “MAMA” CASS ELLIOT Story

NOW THRU JUNE 1st
Eliza Ruth Watson stars as “Mama” Cass Elliot, the iconic Grammy Award winning singer who died at age 32 in 1974. Best known for being a member of the 1960’s folk rock band The Mamas & The Papas, this multimedia tribute includes details of her short life and 13 of her musical hits are sung live, on stage with full orchestrations!