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Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

July 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 – 2012

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Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, the show follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This Young Adults Production will feature performers ranging in age from 18 to 25. Not recommended for children. Directed by Kathleen Clarke Horrigan.

No Day But Today: The Making of RENT at Footlite Musicals

No Day But Today is our behind-the-scenes documentary series. Find the latest episode below, and check out them all on our YouTube page.

Young Adult Production

RENT is Footlite Musicals’ Young Adult Production, featuring performers ages 18 to 25. Open auditions are held in May for interested performers. Participants must be high school graduates in 2012.

Recent Young Adult Productions have included Bat Boy: The Musical, All Shook Up, The Wedding Singer, Once On This Island, The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose, The Secret Garden, Seussical and Ragtime.


Roger Davis: Logan Moore
Mark Cohen: Adam Nagy
Tom Collins: Jordan Donica
Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III: Justin Klein
Joanne Jefferson: Jennifer Rife
Angel Dumott Shunard: Damon Clevenger
Mimi Marquez: Gigi Aldridge
Maureen Johnson: Andrea Heiden


Soloist #1: Alexandria Warfield
Mrs. Cohen: Tara Roberds
Mrs. Davis: Audrey Stauffer
Alexi Darling from Buzzline: Shelley Mitchell
Mr. Jefferson: Zach Morris
Mrs. Jefferson: Miranda Nehrig
Mr. Grey (Allison’s Father): Evan Wallace

Paul (Support Group Leader): Anthony O’Donovan
Waiter: Matt Hook
The Man: Grant Conrad
Squeegeeman: Matt Rohrer
Homeless Person: Brandon Merriweather
Christmas Bells Carolers: Ervin Gainer Jr., Samantha Harms
Maureen’s Backup Singers: Amy Roberds, Ashleigh Harms
Coat Vendors: Tara Roberds, Jawanna Joi Blalock, Rachel Konchinsky-Pate
Pastor: Logan Niccum
Police Officers: Nick Heskett, Jeffrey Hunnicutt
Ensemble: Kristine Caswelch, Jowi Estava, Angela Hetrick, Amy Kleiman, Shelley Mitchell, Elysia Rohn, Dorothy Vanore

Featured Dancers

in “Contact”: Jeffrey Hunnicutt, Grant Conrad, Evan Wallace, Ervin Gainer Jr., Nick Heskett, Amy Roberds, Tara Roberds, Audrey Stauffer, Shelley Mitchell, Ashleigh Harms
in “Santa Fe”: Jeffrey Hunnicutt, Grant Conrad, Evan Wallace, Amy Roberds, Tara Roberds


Producer: Zach Rosing
Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Musical Director: David Barnhouse
Choreographer: Trish Roberds
Associate Producer: Tim Alan Thompson
Scenic Design: Ryan Mullins
Costume Design: Curt Pickard
Lighting Design: Ryan Mullins
Sound Design: Zach Rosing
Hair and Makeup Design: Daniel Klingler
Production Stage Manager: Michael T. Long
Technical Director: Ryan Mullins
Assistant to the Director: Rashida Bonds
Property Mistress: Nicola Liss
Assistant Stage Manager: Abby Sachs
Assistant Costumer: Sharon Kirts
Prompter: Nicola Liss
Video Production Intern: Kyle Shumaker
Sound Technician: Spencer James


Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew

August 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 – 2012

Godspell is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. This musical boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit “Day By Day”. As the cast performs “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”, “All Good Gifts”, “All For the Best” and “By My Side”, the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. This Young Artists Production will feature performers ranging in age from 13 to 18. Directed by Ed Trout.

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Godspell is Footlite Musicals’ Young Artist Production, featuring performers ages 13 to 18 and 2012 high school graduates.

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


Jesus: David Buergler
John/Judas: Isaac Wellhausen


Ivy Bott
Anna Christianson
Matt Conwell
Julia Klinestiver
Emmi Malcolmson
Kevin Melrose
Drew Nixon
Austin Russell
Khyla Shepherd
Grace Taylor
Scott Van Wye


Peri Barnhill
Sarah Barron
Leah Broderick
Josh Brunstring
Daniel Burkhardt
Sydney Cabell
Cormac Doebbling
Haylee Link
Jake Milligan
Joel Norman
Frances Rafferty
Lauren Raker
Morgan Ray
Jake Smith
Madison Smith
Zachory Stewart
Gwendolyn Stout
Megan Timmons
Delaney Whitlock
Jacob Yager


Director: Ed Trout
Assistant Directors: Kevin Johnson & Kendall Trout
Music Director: Michael Davis
Choreographer: Noel Outland
Producer: Marianne Malcolmson
Assistant Producer: Joli Heavin
Costumer: Linda Rowand
Sound: Jeff Rowand
Stage Manager: Stacey Peterson Reynolds
Assistant Stage Managers: Katie Berndt & Izzy Litwack
Set Design: Ed Trout
Tech Director: Malcolm Malcolmson
Lighting Design: Maria Matters
Props: Ginny Morris

The Rocky Horror Show

Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

September 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29,
October 4, 5, 6, 7 – 2012

“Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!!!” This deliberately kitschy rock ‘n ‘roll sci-fi gothic is a cult favorite. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. A lively evening of theatre and one that you’ll never forget! The original Broadway production was nominated for the 1975 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Not recommended for children. Directed by Ryan Mullins.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are $20. Thursday performances are $10. There is no Sunday, September 30th show, and we have two 11pm performances on Saturday September 29th and October 6th. Click here to purchase tickets online.


Magenta: Teresa Diehl
Brad: Zack Neiditch
Janet: Kristin Kellermeyer
Narrator: Will Carlson
Riff Raff: Damon Clevenger
Columbia: Amy Roberds
Frank ‘N’ Furter: Shannon Wise
Rocky: Logan Moore
Eddie: Paige Scott
Dr. Scott: Jeff Angel



Matthew Altman*
Jerry Beasley
Hannah Boswell*
Kristin Cutler
Mae Dyer*
Drew Eberhard*
Shari Grinnell*
Nick Heskett*
Elon Holt
Mark Klinski
Bradley Lowe
Gary Nelson
Matt Rohrer*
Katherine Shelton*
Kate Duffy Sim
Jessica Turow
Evan Wallace*

* – Featured Dancers


Producer: Zach Rosing
Director: Ryan Mullins
Vocal Director: Michael Davis
Music Director: Andrew Wahnsiedler
Choreographer: Trish Roberds
Associate Producer: Tim Alan Thompson
Set Design: Andy Darr
Costume Design: Marc Borders and Chris Allo
Hair and Makeup Design: Daniel Klingler
Production Stage Manager: Perry Hilficker
Master Carpenter: Roch Hermantin


Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

November 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25,
29, 30, December 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 – 2012

All of the favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination, have lovingly been brought to life in this musical for the entire family! The story centers around Horton, who finds himself faced with a double challenge: not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by Mayzie La Bird. Directed by Susan Smith.

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The Cat in the Hat: Bryton Albright
Horton the Elephant: Ryan England
Gertrude McFuzz: Berkley Conner
Jojo: Noah Fields
Mayzie LaBird: Susie Harloff
Sour Kangaroo: Jawanna Joi Blalock
Bird Girls: Jessica Bartley, Melissa Ai-Ling Walsh, Ashley Wood
Wickershams: Dustin Bowers, Dennis Jones, Sidney Moore
Mr. & Mrs. Mayor: Logan Niccum, April Armstrong
General Genghis Kahn Schmitz: Vince Accetturo
Yertle the Turtle: Scott Semester
CindyLou Who: Shaelyn Harloff
Grinch: Brian Shelton
Tweet McFirth: Christopher Barger
Vlad Vladikoff: Jim Melton

Adult Ensemble

Vince Accetturo
Kelly Barger
Megan Melton
Kara Porzuczek
Gabrielle Rulon
Scott Semester
Melissa Ai-Ling Walsh
Delaney Whitlock

Youth Ensemble

Noah Bush
Lauren Graves
Isabelle Hackett
Madison Moll
Clark Rulon
Samantha Shelton
Gwendolyn Stout
Bryce Thomas-Cook
Asher Whitcomb
Thomas Whitcomb


Director: Susan B. Smith
Producer: Lucy Hunter
Production Staff: Joli Heavin, Nancy Hook, Lynne Payne
Fundraising: Marianne Malcolmson
Assistant Director/Technical Director: Rich Baker
Choreographer: Lynn Herrick
Music Director: Ray Dobell
Costume Designer: Jeff Farley
Hair/Makeup Designer: Daniel Klingler
Lighting Design: Maria Matters
Sound Designer: Jeff Rowand
Stage Manager: Perry Hilficker

The Last 5 Years

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

January 11, 12, 13, 18,
19, 20, 25, 26, 27 – 2013

This one act, contemporary song-cycle musical ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up… or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Written by Jason Robert Brown, composer of Parade and Songs for a New WorldThe Last 5 Years is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view. Winner of the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. Directed by Kathleen Clarke Horrigan.


Cathy Hyatt: Angela Manlove
Jamie Wellerstein: Dane Rogers


Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Assistant Director: Maria Matters
Producer: Sharon Kirts
Assistant Producer: Joli Heavin
Musical Director: Damon Clevenger
Choreographer: Trish Roberds
Costumer: Curt Pickard
Hair/Make Up Design: Daniel Klingler
Accompanist: Matthew Tippel
Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Stage Manager/Props: Ginny J. Morris
Scenic/Sound Designer: Zach Rosing
Master Carpenter: Bob Kirts

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book by Jeffrey Lane, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

March 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17,
21, 22, 23, 24 – 2013

Based on the popular 1988 film of the same name, this musical centers on two con men working on the French Riviera – one is suave and sophisticated, the other a small-time crook. The two unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. An hilarious winner-takes-all battle of cons ensues that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing to the end! Footlite’s production is the Indianapolis premiere of the Tony Award nominated musical. Directed by Dan Scharbrough.


Lawrence Jameson: Stuart Mill
Christine Colgate: Betsy Norton
Freddy Benson: Justin Klein
Muriel: Robyne J. Ault
Andre Thibault: Tom Beeler
Jolene: Noelle Steele


Matthew Altman
Kelly Bouwman
Nathan Burgdorf
Will Carlson
Chad Flowers
Aaron Huey
Krista Elaine MacDonald
Emmi Malcolmson
Nathan Mensah
Adam Nagy
Stacey Peterson Reynolds
Katie Schuman
Virginia Vought
Ashley Wood


Director: Dan Scharbrough
Choreographer: Linda Rees
Musical Director: Angela Mickler
Costumer: Jeff Farley
Producer: Marianne Malcolmson
Stage Manager: Judy Smith
Lighting Designer: Joanne Johnson
Sound Designer: Zach Rosing


Book by James Goldman, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11,
16, 17, 18, 19 – 2013

This legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. The time is 1971, and a theatrical impresario famous for his lavish Follies of yesteryear hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre. This sets the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers such as “Losing My Mind”, “I’m Still Here” and “Broadway Baby”. Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with their future. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 1972, it won for Best Musical Score. Directed by Bill Hale.

Thank you to our Follies sponsors Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Gold Sponsor), The Whitsett Group, LLC (Silver Sponsor) and Indianapolis Power & Light (Bronze Sponsor).


Phyllis Rogers Stone: Karen Frye
Sally Durant Plummer: Laura Duvall-Whitson
Benjamin Stone: Larry Sommers
Buddy Plummer: Jeff Fuller
Carlotta Campion: Karen Lee Mayo
Dimitri Weissman: Bernard Wurger
Hattie Walker: Miki Mathioudakis
Solange La Fitte: Beth Ray-Scott
Emily Whitman: Bridget Schlebecker
Theodore Whitman: John Brennan Hayes
Stella Deems: Jodi Morgan
Max Deems: Curt Pickard
Heidi Schiller: Cathie Morgan
Roscoe: Dennis Jones
Christine Donovan: Trish Roberds
Dee Dee West: Janis Schoo
Meredith Lane: Lisa McGuire
Young Ben: Evan Wallace
Young Buddy: Blake Busch
Young Phyllis Rogers: Amanda Kennedy
Young Sally Durant: Amy Roberds
Young Heidi Schiller: Virginia Vought
Young Stella: Leigh Alexovitch
Major-Domo: Jerry Beasley
Francesca: Perry Hilficker
Kevin: Ryan Dunne
“Margie”: Jessica Hawkins
“Sally”: Kate-Lyn Edwards
Solange’s Escort: Mark Cashwell
Photographer: Josuha Smith
Waitresses: Leigh Alexovich, Jessica Hawkins
“Loveland” Cavalier: Jerry Beasley

Ghosts of Showgirls/”Loveland” Showgirls

Lorraine A. Burts
Gabrielle Olivera
Samantha D. Sechrest
Caroline Voelz
Lauren Sobanski
Alexandrea Vasquez

Singing/Dancing Ensemble

Leigh Alexovitch
Jerry Beasley
Lorraine Burts
Kate-Lyn Edwards
Jessica Hawkins
Perry Hilficker
Gabrielle Olivera
Samantha Secrest
Lauren Sobanski
Alexandrea Vasquez
Caroline Voetz
Jerry Beasley
Blake Busch
Mark Cashwell
Joshua Smith


Director and Scenic Designer: Bill Hale
Assistant Director: Maria Matters
Musical Director: Paula Phelan
Choreographer: Linda Rees
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Stage Manager: Stephen Matters
Assistant Musical Director: Ray Dobell
Hair/Make-Up Designer: Daniel Klingler
Technical Director: Keith Matters
Lighting Designer and Light Board Operator: Maria Matters
Sound Designer/Production Photographer: Zach Rosing
Properties Mistress: Carol Kirk
Properties Assistant: Judy Lombardo
Rail Captain: Michael Davis
Dressers: Kacer Anderson and Nezhla Sanderson
Producers: Carol Kirk, Curt Pickard and Priscilla Turner