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Young Frankenstein (2013 Young Adult Production)

Young Frankenstein (2013 Young Adult Production)

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21 – 2013

Young Frankenstein is a musical version of the Mel Brooks movie of the same name about the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein and his creation of a new monster. The musical is the creation of the authors of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers.  The show contains such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz.”  This Young Adults Production features performers ages 18 to 25. Directed by Kathleen Horrigan. An Indianapolis premiere!

Young Adult Production

Young Frankenstein 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 2013.

Recent Young Adult Productions have included RENT, 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.


Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Justin Klein
The Monster: Matthew Hook
Igor: Damon Clevenger
Inga: Kyra McGuirk
Elizabeth Benning: Jennifer Rowe
Frau Blücher: Tara Roberds
Inspector Hans Kemp: Devin Smith
The Hermit: Chris Parker
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein: Evan Wallace
Ziggy: Dorothy Vanore

Dancing Ensemble

Matthew Altman
Hannah Boswell
Kyle Cherry
Payton Cole
Lily Cox
AJ Jones
Ian McGlinsey
Melissa Mellinger
Amy Roberds
Matt Rohrer
Sam Sechrest
Zachory Stewart
Willie Tople
Alexandrea Vasquez
Molly Will


Christina Craig
Angela Hetrick
Karen Hurt
Amanda Kennedy
Shelley Mitchell
Chase Stephen



Director: Kathleen Horrigan
Producer: Zach Rosing
Assistant Director: Angela Manlove
Music Director: Schuyler Brinson
Vocal Director: Matthew Konrad Tippel
Vocal Assistants: Damon Clevenger, Tara Roberds
Choreographer: Trish Roberds
Dance Captain: Amy Roberds
Costume Designer: Curt Pickard
Costume Construction Crew: Penny Hall, Stephen Hollenbeck, Cathie Morgan, Sandra Pickard
Stage Manager: Stephen Matters
Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Lighting Crew: Scott Terrell, Kayla Miller, Tevan Fackler
Makeup/Hair Designer: Daniel Klingler
Properties Designer: Nicola Liss, Ginny Morris
Set Designer: Andy Darr
Sound Designer: Zach Rosing
Assistant Sound Designer: Spencer James
Master Carpenters: Roch Hermantin, Stephen Matters
Set Construction: Damon Clevenger, Kyle Cherry, Dennis Cole, John Hook, Dennis Jones, Kristin Kellermeyer, Daniel Klinestiver, Malcolm Malcolmson, Shaun McIlquham, Gary Nelson, Chris Parker, Samantha Sechrest, David Sobanski, Lauren Sobanski, Amy Roberds, Tara Roberds, Willie Topple
Scenic Painting: Hannah Elizabeth, AJ Jones, Zach Morris, Mary Jones
Publicity Photographer: Zach Rosing
Headshot Photographer: Gary Nelson of
Audition Monitors: Gary Nelson, Jerry Beasley
Audition Accompanists: Kris Sanchack, Schuyler Brinson, Linda Terrel

Xanadu (2013 Young Artist Production)

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel

 August 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18 – 2013

Xanadu follows the journey of Kira, a magical and beautiful Greek muse.  She has descended from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, in a quest to inspire Sonny to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco!  When Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. This roller-skating musical is based on the cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. This Young Artists Production features performers ages 13 to 18. Directed by Ed Trout.

Young Artist Production

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

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


Clio/ Kira: Grace Ruddell
Sonny Malone: Ike Wellhausen
Danny McGuire: Josh Brunsting
Melpomene: Anna Christianson
Calliope/ Aphrodite: Ivy Bott
Erato: Rowan Whitcomb
Euterpe: Emmi Malcolmson
Terpsicore: Morgan Ray
Thalia: Gwendolyn Stout
Polyhymnia/ Ensemble: Morgan Hagerman
Urania/ Ensemble: Nicole DiDonna
Thetis/ Ensemble: Jessie Ballard


Young Danny: Drew Bryson
Cyclops: Jacob Hampton
Medusa: Sarah Johnston
Zeus: Austin Russell
Hera: Megan Timmons
Tubes Singers: Drew Bryson, Jacob Hampton, Jacob Hampton
Sirens: Jessica Cherry, Blaire Martin, Deonna Weatherly
Doug Johnston
Noah McCullough
Katie Thomas
Julia White



Director: Ed Trout
Music Director: Michael Davis
Choregrapher: Noel Outland
Lighting Design/Assistant Director: Maria Matters
Assistant Director: Kendall Trout
Producer: Marianne Malcolmson
Assistant Producers: Katie Schuman, Sue Bott
Stage Manager: Stacey Peterson Reynolds
Tech Director/Set Construction: Malcolm Malcolmson
Set Design: Ed Trout
Costumer: Linda Roward
Props: Carol Kirk
Props Assistant: Zannah Coffey
Sound: Jeff Rowand
Board Liason: Dennis Jones

Sunset Boulevard

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

September 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and October 3, 4, 5 & 6 – 2013

Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of “talkies.” Her glamor has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.  Sunset Boulevard is based on the Billy Wilder film of the same name. Directed by Rich Baker. An Indianapolis premiere!


Joe Gillis: Murphy Hendy
Norma Desmond: Laura Lockwood
Max Von Mayling: Marc Much
Betty Schaefer: Ali Stewart
Cecil B. DeMille: Darrin Gowan
Sheldrake: Will Carlson


Artie Green: Jerry Beasley
Manfred: John Phillips
Finance Men: Ethan Mathias, Jared McGee
Mary: Stacia Hulen
Joanna: Georgeanna Teipen
Hedda Hopper: Karen Mayo
Samson: Onis Dean
Delilah: Elizabeth Scoble
Myron: John Pittman
Morino: John Hayes
Sammy: Dennis Jones
Wonderkind: Vince Accetturo
Doctor: Denise Fort
Richard: Bradley Lowe
Harem Girls: Samantha Sechrest, Grace Ruddell, Nichole Eberle
Demille’s Assistant: Paige Clark
Scarelet: Tara Roberds
Carmen Miranda: Gala Linette
Ginger Rogers: Bethany Reinbolt
Can Can Girls: Lauren Laski, Shelley Mitchell
Tom: Jamison Allen



Producer: Keith Matters
Director: Rich Baker
Vocal Director: Darrin Gowan
Assist. Director: Willie Wood
Music Director: Schuyler Brinson
Stage Manager: Perry Hilficker
Choreographer: Anne Martin
Technical Director: Paul Coon
Set Designer: Peggy Smith & Jeff Farley
Set Decorator: Peggy Smith
Costume Designer: Jeff Farley
Lighting Designer: Maria Matters
Sound Designer: Jeff Rowand
Publicity Manager: Lucy Hunter
Hair/Make Up: Daniel Klinger
Videographer: Thomas Frye, Lisa Campbell
Rehearsal Pianist: Linda Terrell & Darrin Gowan
Dresser: Stacey Peterson

White Christmas

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name, written by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

November 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and December 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 & 15 – 2013

Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Directed by Bob Harbin.


Bob Wallace: Nathanael Welch
Phil Davis: Lincoln Slentz
Betty Haynes: Jessica Hawkins
Judy Haynes: Kelly Bouwman
G. Henry Waverly: Ken Christie
Martha Watson: Miki Mathioudakis
Susan Waverly: Samatha Grace Shelton
Mary Lockhart: Elena Ward
Ralph Sheldrake: Darrin Gowin
Rita: Laura Lockwood
Rhoda: Tiffany Whisner
Ezekiel Foster: Dennis Jones
Michelle/aka Mike: Stacia Hulen
Tessie: Joi Blalock
Daphne, Cigarette Girl and Dance Captain: Audrey Brinkley
Snoring Man: Darrin Gowan
Mrs. Snoring Man and Seamstress: JoAnn Crum
Assistant Seamstress: Emmi Malcolmson
Conductor: Evan Wallace
Train Passenger: Melissa Walsh
Announcers: Jerry Beasley, Nick Heskett

Male Dance Ensemble

Jerry Beasley
Drew Bryson
Nick Heskett
Dejuan Jackson
Evan Wallace

Female Dance Ensemble

Audrey Brinkley, Captain
Laura Lockwood
Tara Roberds
Grace Ruddell
Lauren Russel
Lauren Sobanski
Tiffany Whisner


Director: Bob Harbin
Producer: Rich Baker
Stage Manager: Wendy Taylor
Assistant Director: Dave Rosencrans
Fundraising: Marianne Malcolmson
Sound Designer: Zach Rosing
Marketing: Zach Rosing
Vocal Director: Trevor Fanning
Music Director: Damon Clevenger
Rehearsal Accompanist: Deb Ward
Lighting Design: Ken Pearcy
Costume Design: Jeff Farley
Wigs: Dan Benslay
Choreographers: Kenny Shepard, Lynne Brinkley, Anne Martin, Natalee Clooney
Dance Captain: Audrey Brinkley
Set Design: Ed Trout
Tech Director/Construction: Rich Baker, Malcolm Malcolmson, Stephen Matters

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Cabaret Production)

Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

January 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 & 26 – 2014

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The character of Hedwig was originally inspired by a German divorced U.S. Army wife who moonlighted as a prostitute at her Kansas trailer park home. The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970’s glam rock era of David Bowie, as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk godfathers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.  This is Footlite’s annual cabaret production. Adult content–not recommended for patrons under 18. Directed by Paige Scott.


Hedwig: Damon Clevenger
Yitzhak: Kristin Cutler



Director/Vocal Director: Paige Scott
Producer: Zach Rosing
Stage Manager: Kayla Hulen
Music Director: Andrew Wahnseidler
Costume Designer: Terri Moore
Hair/Makeup Designer: Daniel Klingler
Sound Designer: Matthew Cunningham
Set Designer/Lighting Designer: Ryan Mullins
Props: Kate Duffy Sim

La Cage Aux Folles

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play by Jean Poiret

March 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 & 23 – 2014

After 20 years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the “family business,” a drag nightclub, where Albin is the “star” performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results. Directed by Kathleen Horrigan.

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Georges: Gary Life
Francis: Jamison Allen
Jacob: Ian Cruz
Albin: Daniel Klingler
Jean-Michael: Scott Fleshood
Anne: Ashley Day
Jacqueline: Georgeanna Teipen
M. Renaud: Shannon Wise
Edouard Dindon: Steven Graham Brinklow
Mme. Dindon: Jill O’Malia

Les Cagelles

Chantal: Jeff Hamilton
Hanna: Jerry Beasley
Phaedra: Evan Wallace
Mercedes: Drew Bryson
Bitelle: Damon Clevenger
Derma: Nick Heskett
Odette: Ramon Hutchins
Monique: Ian McGlinsey
Angelique: Grace Ruddell
Nicole: Alex Vasquez

St. Tropez Townspeople

Mme. Renaud: Margo Sweeney
Paulette: Lauren Laski
Babette: Stacey Peterson Reynolds
Colette: Judy Lombardo
Dennis Jones
Gary Nelson
Austin Russell


Director: Kathleen Horrigan
Producer: Zach Rosing
Music Director: John Phillips
Choreographer: Trish Roberds
Costume Design: Curt Pickard
Assistant Music Director: Laura Cones
Hair/Makeup Design: Daniel Klingler
Assistant Producer: Amy Douglas
Technical Director: Stephen Matters
Set Designer: AJ Jones
Lighting Designer: Brian Archer
Dance Captains: Ian McGlinsey, Grace Ruddell


Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Adapted from Italian by Mario Fratti
Based on Federico Fellini’s film 8 1/2

May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 & 18 – 2014

This musical was the winner of Tony Awards for Best Musical, in 1982, and Best Revival of a Musical, in 2003. Nine is the story of a celebrated Italian film director, Guido Contini, and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life, which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story. Directed by Tim Spradlin.


Guido: Andy Morales
Luisa: Holly Hathaway
Carla: Stacia Hulen
Claudia: Theresa Koleszar
Guido’s Mother: Arlene Haskin
Liliane La Fleur: Vickie Cornelius Phipps
Stephanie Necrophorus: Jessica Hawkins
Lina Darling: Ashley Saunders
Mama Maddelena: Linda Dausend
Our Lady Of The Spa: Nicole Bridgens
Sarreghina: Molly Gray
Young Guido: Ethan Holder
Nun: Joan Rapkin
Annabella: Karen Hurt
Maria: Karen Webster
Diana: Joi Blalock
Giulietta: Ashley VanDanBerg
Francesca: Ashton Symons
Renata: Natalie Rainbolt
Gretchen Von Krupf: Karen Cheek
Olga Von Strum: Lauren Laski
Ilsa Von Hesse: Kait Burch
Heidi Von Strum: Rachel Krah


Director: Tim Spradlin
Producer: Jeff Farley
Assistant Director: Camilla Upchurch
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Choreographer: Deb Isaacs
Stage Manager: Amanda Lane
Assistant Stage Manager: Jerry Beasley
Costume Designer: Susan Sanderock
Lighting Designer: Carmen Upchurch
Assistant Lighting Designer: Brian Gossett
Props: Dana Flack
Set Builder: Brenda Upchurch
Technical Director: Mark Allstatt
Music Director: Deb Farmer-Smith
Set Designer: Ed Trout
Hair/Makeup Design: Daniel Klingler
Marketing: Lucy Hunter