The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce auditions for our fall play, The Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, directed by Barbara Pettis. Auditions will take place on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m., with call backs if needed on Monday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Footlighters Playhouse at 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, MA.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script and a monologue. Bring a prepared monologue (not from the play) or one will be provided.
Rehearsals will start in late August and will be 3 nights a week. Show dates are October 20, 21, 27, 28, November 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m. and October 29, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The cast consists of four women (southern/western) ages 50 to 70.
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate and an impromptu happy hour and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment and most importantly, realize it's never too late to make new old friends.
Randa Covington: A perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
Dot Haigler: Still reeling from her husband's recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch in a new town, and all alone.
Marlafaye Mosley: Earthy and boisterous, a good ol Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of
losing her husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.
Jinx Jenkins: Also new to town, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she's the one most in need of sage advice.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the director at (508) 528-9134.
For all auditions, please bring a headshot and resume, if possible. Please download and complete our audition form or come prepared to fill out the form before the audition starts, including scheduling conflicts.
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the cast of our fall production, Boeing Boeing, directed by Wendy Stuart.
Bernard: Andrew Shiels
Robert: Peter McElhinney
Berthe: Barb Schapiro
Gloria: Emily Loflin
Gabriella: Claire Lukaczyn
Gretchen: Denise Feeney
Congratulations to the cast and thank you to all who auditioned!
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 season!
by Cross, Evans, & Camoletti
Directed by Wendy Stuart
This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage and revived in 2008 features self-styled Parisian Lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers." He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.
Summer & Smoke
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Marianne Phinney
A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes toward life, each over the course of years is driven away from the other. Not until the end does the doctor realize that the girl's high idealism is ultimately right, and while she is still in love with him, it turns out that neither time nor circumstances will allow the two to come together.
Kiss Me Kate
by Cole Porter
Directed by Colleen Lavery
Musical direction by John Ferguson
Combine Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" with Porter's music and lyrics to get KISS ME, KATE an instant success with every cast and audience. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member's on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can't You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op'nin', Another Show. KISS ME, KATE is fun, melodious and sophisticated.
The Walpole Footlighters is scheduling interviews for Directors for our upcoming 2014-2015 season. Our fall show will be the comedy Boeing Boeing by Cross, Evans and Camoletti. The winter drama is Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams. We are also calling for Directors and Musical Directors for the spring musical, Kiss Me, Kate. There is a stipend for stage directors and musical directors.
Boeing Boeing production dates are October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26.
Summer and Smoke production dates are February 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.
Kiss Me, Kate production dates are May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm; Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm.
We will be conducting Director interviews on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at starting at 11 am. to 1:30 pm. The interviews will be 15 minutes long. We will schedule them at 25 minute intervals. The interviews will be conducted on site at our theater, 2 Scout Road, East Walpole , MA 02032. Email your request, including which show/shows you are interested in directing, time you would like to interview and a copy of your resume and your phone number to email@example.com.