Next at Footlite: Nice Work If You Can Get It

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 harkens 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. Performance dates are September 25, 26 & 27 & October 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2015

Announcing Open Auditions for Avenue Q

Footlite Musicals announces open auditions for Avenue Q, a main stage production for the 2015-2016 Diamond Jubilee Season.  The Avenue Q staff is seeking an ethnically diverse group of adults ages 18 and up.

Open auditions for this production are Saturday, November 21st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and Sunday, November 22nd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Callbacks will be Monday, November 23rd at 6:00 pm.  Auditions are to take place at Hedback Community Theater, home of Footlite Musicals, at 1847 North Alabama Street in Indianapolis.  If you have a conflict with the audition time please contact the producer or director ASAP to arrange an audition.

Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than Avenue Q.  An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key.  Be prepared to read from the script and to work with a puppet (provided) during your audition.  In addition, bring a list of all of your upcoming conflicts.

An audition/puppet workshop will be offered on Saturday, November 14th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  The cost of the workshop is $5.00, and will cover basic puppet handling and showing puppet character and emotion.  The workshop will also take place at the theater.

Rehearsals will begin in early January.  Production dates are March 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20 of 2016.   To learn more about Footlite, visit us at To learn more about this show, “Like” us on Facebook at Footlite is an all-volunteer, non-Equity community theatre.

Questions? Contact director Kathleen Clarke Horrigan at, director Ed Trout at, or producer Amy Douglas at

About Avenue Q

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.