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West Side Story

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

July 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26

Young Adults Production

West Side Story 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 2015.

Recent Young Adults Productions have included Shrek The Musical, Young Frankenstein, 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.


Tony: Cody Konschak
Riff: Juddson Updike
Diesel: Will Tople
Action: Daniel Huston
A-Rab: Jonathan Krouse
Baby John: Drew Bryson
Snowboy: Conner Chamberlin
Big Deal: Kyle Cherry
Gee-Tar: Alex Ray
Tiger: Roland Neal
Anybodys: Macy Ballard
Velma: Lauren Frank
Graziella: Amy Roberds
Pauline: Kaitlyn Kendall
Minnie: Mary Clare Davis
Jet Girls: Rebecca De Tar
Clarice: Olivia Frieden
Katie Camp
Maria Mark
Amanda Kennedy


Bernardo: Ben Fraley
Chino: William Cisneros
Pepe: Marcus Goodner
Luis: Josh Maldonado
Anxious: Dustin Bowers
Nibbles: Ryan Malone. Jr.
Juano: Robert Dooley
Toro: Karron McGowan
Moose: Jonathan Studdard
Maria: Jameelah Leaundra
Anita: Caitlin Diekhoff
Consuelo: Alexandria Warfield
Rosalia: Briana Weaver
Francisca: Perri Smith
Estella: Meghan Sandy
Margarita: Grace Ruddell
Shark Girls: Alex Vasquez, Carena Hasara

Others Featured

Somewhere Soloist: Maria Mark
Doc: Ed Mobley
Lieutenant Shrank: Michael Maloney
Glad Hand: Jim Banta
Officer Krupke: Jerry Beasley


Producer: Amy Douglas
Producer: Tim Alan Thompson
Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Assistant Director/Choreographer: Trish Roberds
Vocal Director: Jena Adrianson
Assistant Vocal Director: Tenéh Karimu
Co-Costumer: Curt Pickard
Co-Costumer: Penny Hall
Lighting Designer: Andrew Stephens
Scenic Designer: Will Tople
Sound Designer: Zach Rosing
Stage Manager: Bella Murray
Master Builder: Stephen Matters
Hair and Makeup Designer: Drew Bryson
Conductor: Schuyler Brinson
Props Mistress: Tara Roberds
Assistant Stage Manager: Theo Vanore
Assistant Stage Manager: Sean Cassada


Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann

August 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 & 23

The Tony Award winner of Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score, Urinetown is a side-splitting send-up of greed, love and revolution (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Footlite’s Young Artists production featuring performers from 13 through 18. Directed by Ed Trout.


Young Artists Production

Urinetown is Footlite Musicals’ Young Artists Production, featuring performers ages 13 to 18 and 2015 high school graduates.

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


Bobby Strong: Chris Jones
Caldwell B. Cladwell: Travis Johnson
Hope Caldwell: Morgan Ray
Little Sally: Erin Elberfeld
Officer Lockstock: Jacob Hampton
Penelope Pennywise: Regan Desautels
Senator Fipp: Coleton Hast


Billy Boy Bill: Davon Graham
Josephine Strong: Haley Burgh
Little Becky Two Shoes: Shelby Grice
Old Man Strong/ Hot Blades Harry: Noah Fields
Robby the Stockfish: Kameron Stevens
Soupy Sue: Emily Worrell
Tiny Tom: Brant Harris

Other UGC Staff

Dr. Billeaux: Jim Melton
Officer Barrell: Cormac Doebbling
Executive/Bodyguard: Clay Brown
Executive/Bodyguard: Jake Trout
Mr. McQueen: Tyree Goodner
Mrs. Millenium: Gwendolyn Stout
Nurse: Olivia Ash


Sarah Black
Nathan Brown
Jonathan Carroll
Katie Chandler
David Cunningham
Hannah Cunningham
Anna Farmer
Grace Gliva
Sydney Hargis
Madeline Hatfield
Maddie Kennedy
Juan Mora
Abby Moyers
Teagan O’Meara
Samantha Shelton
Sam Smith

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Book by Joe DiPietro, based on material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

September 25, 26 & 27 & October 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 & 11

This 1920s-era feel-good musical has extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. Nice Work is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin tunes as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “’S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” Lady Be Good,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and the title number. This musical hearkens back to the golden age of American musical comedy. A sparkling, madcap tale combining laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic. Footlite’s production will mark the Indianapolis premiere of this Tony Award-nominated musical. Directed by Paula Phelan.



Jeannie: Sarah Marone
Jimmy Winter: Clayton Abbott
Billie Bendix: Lauren Bowers
Duke Mahony: Curtis Peters
Cookie McGee: Tom Bartley
Chief Berry: Mike Bauerle
Senator Max Evergreen: Jeff Fuller
Duchess Estonia Dulworth: Leigh Alexovich
Eileen Evergreen: Ivy Bott
Millicent Winter: Marie Beason

The Chorus Girls

Olive: Becca Detar
Dottie: Kristin Donnell
Midge:  Nicole Leis
Alice: Megan Van Dam
Rosie: Lily Wessel
Flo: Shelly Young

The Vice Squad

Elliot: Shane Chartier
Slim: Terrence Lambert
Fletcher: Jerry Davis
Edgar: Jared McGee
Floyd: Mark Peed
Vic: Evan Wallace


Producer: Rich Baker
Director: Paula Phelan
Vocal Director: Damon Clevenger
Conductor: Kristin Cutler
Choreographers: Amy Matters, Tara Roberds, Trish Roberds, Lauren Petercheff, Jerry Beasley, Kate-Lyn Edwards & Kelly Butler Smith
Assistant Director: Jerry Beasley
Scenic Designer: Bill Phelan
Costumer: Karen Frye Knotts
Technical Director: Stephen Matters
Stage Manager: Gary W. Nelson
Lighting Designer: Maria Matters
Assistant Lighting Designer: Corbyn Capshaw
Props Master: Bill Hale
Hair/Make-Up Designer: Drew Bryson
Publicity: Kristin Cutler
Photographer: Gary W. Nelson
Board Liaison: Jeff Farley

Babes in Toyland

Book by Bob Harbin and Claire Wilcher
Music and Lyrics by Victor Herbert

November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 & December 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 & 13

This family-friendly musical weaves together characters and themes from the Mother Goose nursery rhymes into a Christmas-themed extravaganza full of heroes, villains, gypsies, dancing soldiers. Come experience a host of Victor Herberts’ most beloved songs, including “Toyland,” “The March of the Wooden Soldiers,” “Go to Sleep,” “Slumber Deep” and “The Toymaker’s Workshop. Footlite’s production features a brand new book for the musical inspired by the classic Disney movie version of the musical. A unique theatrical experience for the holiday season. Directed by Bob Harbin.



Mother Goose: Miki Mathioudakis
Gandy Goose: Curtis Peters
Barnaby: Jeff Fuller
Rodrigo: Ian Cruz
Gonzago: Evan Wallace
Tom Piper: Jonathan Kraus
Mary  Contrary: Claire Cassidy
Jack: Thomas Whitcomb
Jill: Breanna Jaffe
Bo Peep: Samantha Shelton
Little BB: Keilyn Bryant
Willie Winkie: Zach Clar
Toymaker: Dan Flahive
Mrs. Contrary: Susan Smith
Gypsy King: Leroy Delph
Littlest Townsperson: Sophie
Miss Muffet: Amelie Zirnheld
Town Cryer: Dennis Jones
Simple Simon: John Hayes
Jack Horner: Noah Fields 

Toyland Dancers
Amy Matters
Alex Vasquez
Kaitlyn Kendall
Izzy Topp
Mackenzie Woock
Page Penry
Drew Bryson
Noah, Fields
Jonathan Studdard
Dustin Howard
Shane Chartier
Jim Melton

Gooseland Townspeople
Olivia Ash
Darlene Uggen
Stephen Matters
Eric Matters


Director: Bob Harbin
Writers: Bob Harbin & Claire Wilcher
Producer: Maria Matters

Sondheim on Sondheim (2016 Cabaret Production)

Conceived and originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

January 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 & 24

Hailed as a “revelatory revue full of wonderful moments” and a “funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theatre’s greatest living composer and lyricist,” Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music. Another Indianapolis premiere, this revue utilizes filmed commentary of Stephen Sondheim himself revealing fascinating details about his personal life and artistic process. The season’s cabaret offering includes over 25 musical numbers, some never performed before in a Sondheim retrospective. The carefully selected songs range from the beloved to the obscure, performed by a talented cast of eight actor-singers. Directed by Bill Hale.



Lauren Bowers
Graham Brinklow
Onis Dean
Laura Duvall-Whitson
Karen Frye Knotts
Jeff Fuller
Sarah Marone
Larry Sommers


Director: Bill Hale
Producer: Dennis Jones
Music Director: Paula Phelan
Costumes: Curt Pickard
Stage Manager: Amanda Lane
Props Master: Carol Kirk
Sarah Paetzmann

Avenue Q

Book by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

March 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 & 20

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. This puppet-filled musical follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. The laugh-out musical tells the story of recent college grad Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Think of this as Sesame Street for adults. This production is recommended for mature audiences only. Directed by Kathleen Horrigan.


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Princeton: Phil Criswell
Kate Monster: Emily Schaab
Nicky: Graham Brinklow
Rod: Damon Clevenger
Trekkie Monster: Ryan England
Lucy: Zarah Miller
Bad Idea Bears: Leigh Alexovich, Dejuan Jackson
Mrs. T: Leigh Alexovich
Brian: Chris Meek
Christmas Eve: Nathalie Cruz
Gary Coleman: Ervin Gainer


Director: Kathleen Horrigan


Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Julie Styne and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22

This classic “musical fable” returns to Footlite. This story of the ultimate stage mother, Rose Hovick, as she pushes her two daughters, June and Louise, towards fame and fortune in the 1920s and 1930s. They travel across the United States just as vaudeville is dying and burlesque is born. This Tony Award-nominated musical is based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. The show’s great score includes such classics as “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Were Married,” All I Need is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick” and “Together Wherever We Go.” Directed by Tim Spradlin.