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All Shook Up

Book by Joe DiPietro
Music by Elvis Presley and various artists

July 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 – 2010

All Shook Up is based on William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” This rollicking musical, set in the Midwest during the 1950s, is a great way to kick off the summer. All about mistaken identities, youthful rebellion and love, the musical features such Presley classics as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “That’s All Right,” “It’s Now Or Never,” “Love Me Tender,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “All Shook Up.” Veteran Footlite director Kathleen Clarke Horrigan will direct the production.

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Alll Shook Up is Footlite Musicals’ Young Adults Production, featuring performers ages 18 to 25. Open auditions are held in May for interested performers. Participants must be high school graduates in 2010. Kathleen Horrigan will direct this production.

Recent Young Adults Productions have included The Wedding Singer, Once On This Island, The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose, The Secret Garden, Seussical and Ragtime.


Chad: Justin Klein
Natalie/Ed: Libby Buck
Dean: Grant Russel
Lorraine: Gigi Aldridge
Dennis: Matt Altman
Miss Sandra: Lauren Rehmel
Jim: John Thyen
Sylvia: Gabby Young
Mayor Matilda: Jessica Adams
Sheriff Earl: Brad Kieper


Brad Ash
Dustin Bowers
Jordan Clark
Christina Craig
Emily Farrow
Erin Fiandt
Christopher Hron
Stephanie Jabre
Ben Johnston
Ethan Litt
Emily Risk
Amy Roberds
Tara Roberds
Briana Walker
Mark Whetstone


Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Producer: Rich Baker
Choreographer: Jordan Clark
Music Director: David Barnhouse
Conductor: Gus Sterneman
Sound Designer: Zach Rosing
Stage Manager: Kathy Watson

Into The Woods

Book by James Lapine
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

August 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 – 2010

Into The Woods brings to musical life Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and other well-known fairy-tale characters, but with unexpected twists on their original stories. Interwoven with these classic tales are a baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by a mischievous rapping witch who lives next door. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and text by James Lapine, these characters’ stories reflect the complications of living in modern society and the difficulties we encounter on the paths of our lives. Ed Trout directs the production.

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Into The Woods is Footlite Musicals’ Young Artists Production, featuring performers ages 13 to 18 and 2010 high school graduates. Ed Trout will direct this production.

Recent Young Artist Shows have included AIDA, Once Upon A Mattress, Sweet Charity, Grand Hotel, Chess, Jekyll And Hyde and Les Miserables.


Little Red: Paeton Chavis
Cinderella: Sarah Schultz
Witch: Annie Quigley
Jack: J.T. Wood
The Baker: Malcolm Herbert
The Baker’s Wife: Mary Kate Hosty
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf: Joe Mount
Rapunzel’s Prince: Matthew Hook
Cinderella’s Mother/Granny: Anna Christianson
Narrator/ Mysterious Man: Jacob Smith
Cinderella’s Father: Josh Vander Missen
Florinda/Lucinda: Lizz Krull & Sydney Sorrell
Cinderella’s Stepmother: Ellen Turner
Jack’s Mother: Morgan Wood
Rapunzel: Sofia Dollinger
Steward: Graham Mortier
Milky White: Robby Ross
Male Chorus #1: Brock Hall
Male Chorus #2: Cody Stiglich
Male Chorus #3: Ike Wellhasuen
Male Chorus #4: Gus Leagre
Female Chorus #1: Surina Gangwani
Female Chorus #2: Emmi Malcolmson
Female Chorus #3: Chelsea Alexander
Female Chorus #4: Sarah Brocker


Director: Ed Trout
General Assistant: Kendall Trout
Assistant Director: Katie Berndt, Gloria Bray
Technical Director: Michael Davis
Build Crew: Jeanyce St. Victor, Collin Bates
Vocal Director: Amy Reynolds
Pre-Production: Dean Reynolds
Stage Manager/Fly/Deck: Stacey Peterson, Abby Sachs, Izzy Litwack, Jordan McKinney, Bayley Godzeski
Conductor: Trevor Fanning
Choreographer: Noel Outland
Costumer: Linda Rowand, Elise Lockwood, Lydia Schweitzer, Lindsey Scott
Make-Up: Edie McDowell, Hannah Boswell, Hannah Deardorf, Jaclyn Schillinger, Shahrzad Korkzan
Hair/Wigs: Dan Benslay, Libby Danforth
Properties: Carol Kirk, Willy Dimond, Angela Tauber
Sound: Jeff Rowand, Trent Cook, Zach Vandermissen
Lighting: Brian Noffke, Vince Grote, Ervin Webster
Light Board Operator: Julie LeHunt
Producer: Lucy Hunter
Assistant Producer: Priscilla Turner, Simon Herbert
Generalist: Judy Smith
Lobby Decor: Angela Tauber, Jaclyn Schillinger
Parent Volunteers: Cynthia Compton, Rebecca Herbert, Nancy Hook, Marianne Malcolmson, Mary Tauber, Karen Webster

The Producers

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Based on the Brooks’ movie comedy of the same name

August 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 – 2010

Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards are just a few things that The Producers is. Theatrical producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance their way through the greatest show biz scam that there ever was! Definitely a musical for mature audiences. Footlite’s production, directed by Rich Baker, will be only the second community theatre production in the Indianapolis area.

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Max Bialystock: Kevin D. Smith
Leopold “Leo” Bloom: Jason Gloye
Roger De Bris: Trevor Fanning
Carmen Ghia: Doug Messinger
Ulla: Jessica Biernacki
Franz Liebkind: Bryan Padgett

Men’s Ensemble (Stormtroopers, Little Old Ladies, Accountants, etc.)

John Absalom
Vince Accetturo
Matthew Altman
Zach Donovan
Ervin Gainer
Scott Hainey
Deandre Jackson
Bob Jessen
Rodney Kluessendorf
Jason Plake
Rex Plummer
Andrew Ranck
Matt Rohrer
Shannon Wise

Women’s Ensemble (Usherettes, Little Old Ladies, Fantasy Girls, etc.)

Marie Beason
Hannah Boswell
Amy Jo Douglas
Perry Hilficker
Lori Kunzelman
Shelli Loheide
Gabrielle Olivera
Patricia Schiro-Long
Elizabeth Scoble
Samantha Sechrest
Trisha Smith
Naphatia St. Pierre
Jeanyce St. Victor
Tiffany Whisner


Director: Rich Baker
Producer: Lori Raffel
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Choreographer: Linda Rees
Conductor: Schulyer Brinson
Assistant Director: Camilla Upchurch
Costume Designer: Jeff Farley
Lighting Designer: Phil Murphy
Sound Designer: Zach Rosing
Stage Manager: Beth Crum
Tech Director: Mike San


Conductor: Schuyler Brinson
Reed 1: Karen Frass
Reed 2: Moira Chance
Reed 3: Mike Serban
Reed 4: Barb Howes
Trumpet 1: Bob Finkbeiner
Trumpet 2: Joel Rifkind
Horn: Kathy Dundon
Violin: Cindi Sifers
Cello: Laura Cones, Jen Weber
Piano: Linda Terrel
Bass: Bob Blacketer
Drums: Larry Molnar


Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”

November 19, 26, 27, 27, 28
December 3, 4, 5 – 2010

Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin D. Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Bill Hale will direct the production.

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Miss Hannigan: Jeanne Chandler
Grace Farrell: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Rooster Hannigan: Michael Davis
Oliver Warbucks: Daniel Draves
Annie: Ciarra Krohne
Lily St. Regis: Elizabeth Scoble
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Bernard Wurger


Molly: Addison Bartley
Ruth: Lauren Graves
Kate: Maria Miller
Lizzie: Graysen Montel
Helen: Madison Moll
Pepper: Bailee Penski
Duffy: Lauren Raker
July: Gwendolyn Stout
Tessie: Shelby Wood


Mrs. Pugh, Female Ensemble: Gina Atwood
Francis Perkins, Mrs. Greer, Female Ensemble: Georg Anne (Gan) Baker
Annette, Female Ensemble: Betsy Hall
Street Boys: Jake Hampton, Noah McCullough, Anthony Boler
Boylan Sister, Female Ensemble: Emmi Malcolmson
Harold Ickes, Male Ensemble: Malcolm Malcolmson
Star to Be, Female Ensemble: Laura Manitta
Boylan Sister, Female Ensemble: Maria Manitta
Drake, Male Ensemble: Tom Meador
Cecille, Female Ensemble: Amanda Meise
Bert Healey, Male Ensemble: David Rosencrans
Boylan Sister, Female Ensemble: Tracy Tabacchi
Apple Seller, Judge Brandeis: David Stine
Fred McCracken, Dog Catcher: Demetrius Fassus
Marine, Jimmie Johnson: Rex Plummer


Executive Producer: Harold Greenberg
Producer: Marianne Malcolmson
Director: Bill Hale
Choreographer: Julie Bandy
Vocal Director: Trevor Fanning
Musical Conductor: Gus Sterneman
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Bill Hale: Scenic Designer
Carol Kirk: Properties Mistress

The Fantasticks

Book by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones

January 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 – 2011

The Fantasticks, the long running romantic musical, will be Footlite’s cabaret production under the direction of Camilla Upchurch. This moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, including the timeless “Try to Remember.”

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El Gallo (the Narrator/Bandit): Scott Martin
Matt (the Boy): Joe Mount
Luisa (the Girl): Emma Weber
Hucklebee (the Boy’s father): Rex Plummer
Bellomy (the Girl’s father): John Phillips
Henry (The Old Actor): Bob Harbin
Mortimer: Brenda Upchurch
The Mute: Suzy Q Davis


Producer: Scott Hainey
Director: Camilla Upchurch
Assistant Directors: Dana Flack and Stacey Peterson-Reynolds
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Music Director/Conductor: Deb Farmer
Choreographer: Caroline Nauth
Set Designer/Tech Director: Brenda Upchurch
Assistant Tech Director: Dave Rosencrans
Costume Designer: Jeff Farley
Lighting Designers: Carmen Upchurch and R. Kim Upchurch
Property Master: Greg Raley-Barrett
Stage Managers: Amanda Lane and Stacey Peterson-Reynolds
Light Board Operator: Michael Wadelton

The Pajama Game

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel “7½ Cents” by Richard Bissell

March 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 – 2011

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this 1954 romantic comedy. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. Kathleen Clarke Horrigan will direct the production.

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“Babe” Williams: Jessica Biernacki Jensen
Sid Sorokin: Paul Nicely
Gladys Hotchkiss: Susie Harloff
Vernon Hines: Bryan Padgett
Prez: Rex Plummer
Mabel: Adrienne Reiswerg
Myron Hasler: Bill Hale
Pop: Darrin Gowan
Mae: Susie Emmelman
Joe: Curt Pickard
Brenda: Amanda Meise
Charlie: Nils Nordell
First Helper: Matt Altman
Poopsie: Karen Woods
Max: David Stine
Virginia: Kelly Brown


Matthew Altman
Hannah Boswell
Christina Craig
Lindsay Davis
Brandon Glenn
Aaron Huey
Alex Kocher
Laura Meise
David O. Merriweather
Ayanna Miller
Stacey Peterson Reynolds
Grace Taylor
Abby White
J.T. Woods


Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Assistant Director: Ryan Mullins
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Conductor: Karen Mayo
Choreographer: Karen Mayo
Stage Manager: Judy Smith
Assistant Stage Manager: Michelle “Fred” Boswell
Co-Producers: Scott Hainey & Curt Pickard
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Scenic Designer: David Lepor
Set Decoration: Jeff Farley
Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Hair/Make-up Design: Crystan Rush
Master Carpenter & Tech Director: Bob Kirts
Light Board Operator: Heather Jones
Spot Operator: Mike Wadelton
Sound Board Operator: Torrey Bienvenour
Sound Assistant: Bree Sullivan
Sound Coordinator: Zach Rosing
Properties: Jeanne Chandler & Adrienne Reiswerg
Deck Managers: Jason Adams & Steve Wood
Stage Crew: Tom Bartley, Jeremy Boswell, Ritchey Emery, Ron Melton, Nezhle Sanderson, Michael Schmidt, Doris Schwandt and Paige Scott
Set Construction: Matthew Altman, Kelly Brown, Christina Craig, Ritchey Emery, Susie Harloff, Aaron Huey, Don Kellems, Missie Kellems, Amanda Meise, Laura Meise, David O. Merriweather, Ryan Mullins, Bryan D. Padgett, Rex Plummer, Stacey Peterson Reynolds, Casey Shaw, David Stine, Abby White, Jason White, J.T. Wood and Karen Woods


Violins: Ro Haycox & Tish Porter
Viola: Cindi Sifers
Cello: Jennifer Weber
Bass/Guitar: Andrew Wahnsiedler
Reeds: Barb Howes, Mike Morgan & Ley Anne Perkins
Trumpets: Eric Albright & Kate Farmer
Trombone: Dave Anderson & Bob Blacketer
Drums: Larry Molnar
Keyboard: Ann Lovko

The King and I

Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Based on the novel “Anna and the King” by Margaret Landon

May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 – 2011

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Maria Matters will direct the production.

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The King & I Wine & Cheese Party

Join Footlite’s Entr’acte Board for a FREE Wine and Cheese Party after the Saturday, May 14th production of The King & I!

Sample fine wines, grab some hors d’oeuvres and chat with the cast and crew of The King & I! Our wine sponsor for the evening is Easley Winery located in downtown Indianapolis!


Anna: Susan Smith
King: Michael Davis
Captain: Bob Jessen
Kralahome: Bernard Wurger
Sir Edward: Malcolm Malcolmson
Lady Thiang: Brenna Campbell
Tuptim: Virginia Vought
Lun Tha: Jordan Donica
Louis: Thomas Whitcomb
Prince Chululongkorn: Cormac Doebbeling
Priest: David Stine
Interpreter: Todd Holder

The Royal Children

Bronwyn Doebbeling
Lauren Frank
Lauren Graves
Jake Hampton
Ethan Holder
Noah McCullough
Madison Moll
Graysen Montel
Morgan Patterson
Grace Rehmel
Abraham Rittenhouse
Jamera Robinson
Alexis Rouse
Katherine Ruegger
Emma Socey
Anastasia Stine
Rowen Whitcomb
Shelby Wood

The Royal Wives

Molly Campbell
Rachel Kress
Emmi Malcolmson
Shannon Rehmel
Nezhla Sanderson
Lindsey Scott
Michelle Wafford

Guards and Monks

Brad Doebbeling
Todd Holder
David Merriweather
Matthew Socey
David Stine
Steve Wood


Brad Doebbeling
Malcolm Malcolmson


Eliza: Jaime Higgins
Uncle Thomas: Ethan Holder
Topsy: Katie Reynolds
Little Eva: Rowan Whitcomb
Simon of Legree: Sydney Tate
Angel, George: Morgan Patterson


Sarah Barron
Jessica Colson
Caitlyn Corcoran
Anna Elliott
Alexandra Hill
Graysen Montel
Alexis Rouse


Michela Bailey
Taylor Bauer
Jessica Brown
Aja Fitzpatrick
Jazlyn Lauster
Emmi Malcolmson
David Merriweather
Steve Wood


Bekah Edmonds
Bethany Rainbolt
Natalie Rainbolt


Madelyn Brite
Hayley Corey
Jake Hampton


Producers: Scott Hainey, Marianne Malcolmson
Director: Maria Matters
Choreographer: Julieann Bandy
Vocal Director: Trevor Fanning
Assistant Musical Director: Brenna Campbell
Costumer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Stage Manager: Perry Hilficker
Properties Mistress: Carol Kirk
Make-Up Design: Marla-Dee Lawless
Scenic Design: Ed Trout
Technical Director: Michael Davis
Consulting Director: Ellie Sellars


Conductor: Larry A. BoneBright
Flute: Karen Frass
Flute: Alberta Lathan
Oboe: Barb Howes
Clarinet: LeyAnne Perkins
Clarinet: Julie Oelker
Clarinet: Mary Oelker
Bassoon: Teri Inveiss
Bassoon: Zebulon Watkins
Violin: Diane Smith
Violin: Tish Porter
Viola: Cindi Sifers

Cello: Jen Weber
Cello: Andy Ross
French Horn: Kathy Dundon
Trumpet: Eric Albright
Trumpet: Damon Clevenger
Trumpet: Bob Stuper
Trombone: Pete Heins
Trombone: Bob Blacketer
Piano: Linda Terrel
Harp: Phillip Carlisle
Bass: Andrew Wahnsiedler
Percussion: Patti Walker