MAY 24-26 CLOSED- Back By Popular Demand August 30 - September 1 COME ON GET HAPPY Written by and Starring Karen Morgan Award-Winning Maine comedian, Karen Morgan, is your groovy tour guide for a far-out trip back to the 1970’s. Put on your best threads and boogie to a hilarious journey through some far-out pop culture, including movies, television, songs, fashion, toys, trends, and funky fads. You’re gonna dig this multi-media comedy celebration of all things 1970! So, be there or be square!
JUNE 7-23 CLOSED YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU: The Judy Garland Story Created by Gary Upton Starring Jennine Cannizzo with Charlie Grindle In this cabaret-style tribute, “You Made Me Love You” returns to The Footlights Theatre stage for 9 performances! This one-woman tour de force is a loving and affectionate portrait of legendary singer and actress Judy Garland (1922-69). A tragic figure of entertainment who glittered on the outside and recoiled on the inside, our spotlight shines on Judy Garland’s musical and personal life through a potpourri of reminiscences, performances of Garland standards photographs and video clips of Garland herself - . Start the summer right by taking yourself down the yellow brick road of her incredible life. HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, JUDY GARLAND!
JUNE 10-18 (Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm) CLOSED
BELLA, AN IMMIGRANT’S TALE, Performed and Written by Vicki Summers.
Vicki Summers stars in “Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale” which follows the life journey of Ms. Summers beloved grandmother, Bella Indianer, a Russian Jewish immigrant who escaped the pogroms and made a life in America. In addition to her grandmother, Bella, Ms. Summers portrays numerous other characters in the play. It's a story of courage, loss, humor and love, universal themes to which all of us can relate. Ms. Summers primary mission of the play, other than telling her grandmother's amazing story, is to encourage us all to discover and record our own precious family stories before they are lost in time. Originally developed and performed at Cape Rep Theater in Brewster, MA in 2017, “Bella, An Immigrant's Tale” has toured throughout New England, as well as several performances in Daytona Beach and Los Angeles. Ms. Summers was honored to have been accepted into the LA Women's Theater Festival where she performed in 2019.
JUNE 26-27 at 7:00pm CLOSED
I AM WHAT I AM, Performed and Written by Michael J. Tobin
A multi-media solo show about this crazy (mis)adventure we call “LIFE”. Michael J. Tobin, founder and Executive Artistic Director of Footlights Theatre, has written a tour de force journey through his eclectic life and shares the lessons he learned after 59 years of surviving himself and 41 years in this crazy business of theater. An award-winning actor and storyteller, Tobin’s travelogue is a rollercoaster of emotions that will finally answer the question so many have asked, “who the hell are you?”… 2 SHOWS ONLY
JUNE 29-30 (Wednesday and Thursday Only, 7pm) CLOSED YOU'RE IN MY (inappropriate) THOUGHTS: A Comedy by Carleton Caulfield
What would happen if that little voice inside your head suddenly came to life? For one comical couple, love is what happens- and with hilarious results. Our talented cast will kick off your summer with this fast-paced, uproarious romantic comedy by Carleton Caulfield. Starring Nick P. Soloway, Jackie Oliveri, and Michael J. Tobin.
JULY 5-7 NOW PLAYING! GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN A potpourri of showstoppers that will feature a “who’s who” of Maine women in the Arts, bringing music, comedy, theater and more to The Footlights Theatre stage. For 3 nights only, these talented ladies will share an eclectic playbill of entertainment- a celebration as diverse as the women themselves.
JULY 19-28 THE DATING GAME by Anne Maquire COMING NEXT! Older, single, and looking. When two unlikely strangers seek out love, they coax their two best friends into joining them for “first date” support. The dating game is full of unpredictable romance and nonstop laughter that proves you don't make mistakes, you date them! (**AUDITIONS TBA)
AUGUST 2-25 A NEW EXCITING MUSICAL TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1 COME ON GET HAPPY Written by and Starring Karen Morgan Award-Winning Maine comedian, Karen Morgan, returns to close out the summer with her hit show, Come On Get Happy! Join your groovy tour guide as she takes you on a far-out trip back to the 1970’s. So, put on your best threads and boogie to a hilarious journey through some far-out pop culture, including movies, television, songs, fashion, toys, trends, and funky fads. You’re gonna dig this multi-media comedy celebration of all things 1970! So, be there or be square!