The Walpole Footlighters are known for quality theatrical productions close to home. For 90 years, we have performed comedies, dramas, and musicals for Walpole and the surrounding communities.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is celebrated as Small Business Saturday across the country. This year, give the gift of theater! Come to the Playhouse on November 30, Small Business Saturday, the day we all Shop Small and support small businesses around the country.
As a reminder, we're located at 2 Scout Road in East Walpole. The Footlighters Box Office will be open from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, November 30, with tickets, gift certificates, and subscriptions for holiday giving.
So stop by on November 30th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and do your part to help make this Small Business Saturday one of the biggest shopping days of the year for small businesses. If you can't stop by, visit us on our web site at www.footlighters.com to make your purchase.
Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone will be held Monday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm at the Footlighters Playhouse, 2 Scout Rd., Walpole, MA. The production will be directed by Barbara Pettis with musical direction by Dave Coccia. Lisa Kelleher is the choreographer.
Bring 16 bars of uptempo sheet music to perform. You will be asked to go through some simple dance steps in a small group with the choreographer and read lines from the script. Performances are the first three weekends in May 2014.
In the darkness, we hear a theatre-goer’s lament. The lights come up, and we see a rather ordinary Man in a Chair sitting in his rather ordinary New York apartment. He asks us to escape with him as he plays the LP of his favorite musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone." The music starts and into his apartment parades the entire cast of the original 1928 production!
Characters: Age is approximate. (Also Ensemble)
ALDOLPHO: European self-proclaimed "ladies man;" played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
Male, 35-45 yrs old
Range: A#2 - G4
FELDZIEG: Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: Db3 - Db4
GANGSTERS: Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.
Males, 35-45 yrs old
Range: Db3 - Gb4
GEORGE: Robert's anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert's best-interest always at heart.
Male, 35-50 yrs old
Range: F3 - Bb4
JANET VAN de GRAAF: The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg's Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.
Female, 25-35 yrs old
Range: G3 - Eb
KITTY: Feldzieg's dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.
Female, 25-30 yrs old
Range: Bb3 - F5
MAN IN CHAIR: Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.
Male, 30-50 yrs old
MRS. TOTTENDALE: The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
Female, 50-60 yrs old
Range: G3 - Db5
ROBERT MARTIN: The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: C3 - Ab4
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE: Janet's alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell
Female, 45-55 yrs old
Range: F3 - D5
TRIX: The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.
Female, 30-40 yrs old
Range: Ab3 - Eb5
UNDERLING: Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
Male, 35-50 yrs old
Range: Ab2 - G4
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the cast of The Fox on the Fairway:
Louise: Jessica Corey
Justin: Dan Delaporta
Pamela: Ann-Marie Weaver
Dickie: Andrew Shiels
Muriel: Ninette Cummings
Bingham: Dan Kirichok
Congratulations to those cast, and thank you to all who came out to audition!