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shrekShrek The Musical (Young Adults Production)
July 11 12 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 & 27 2014

Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film of the same name. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseeming ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper and over a dozen fairy tale misfits, and you have the makings of fun for the entire family. Directed by Kathleen Horrigan. This Young Adults production features performers ages 18-25.

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and book by William Steig

catsCats (Young Artists Production)
August 15 16 17 21 22 23 & 24 2014

This Tony Award winning musical tells the story of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heavieside layer. Enjoy one of the most memorable stage scores of all time, with the haunting “Memories” as one of its many great songs. Directed by Ed Trout. This Young Artists production features performers ages 13 to 18.

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

September 26 27, October 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 & 12 2004

This high-spirited production that captures the joy of living life to the hilt. At the height of the 1920’s, Mame Dennis becomes the guardian of her ten-year old nephew, Patrick, and as a result, their lives get turned upside down. “Life is a banquet” in this classic musical with a score that includes such great hits as “Mame,” “If He Walked Into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “It’s Today,” “Open a New Window,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.” Directed by John Phillips.

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence and Lee

White-Christmas-FINALWhite Christmas
November 21 22 28 29 30, December 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 & 14 2014
All evening performances of White Christmas are at 7:30pm.

Footlite brings back this holiday favorite in an all new production. 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 Willie Wood.

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

storyofmylifeThe Story of My Life (2015 Cabaret Production)
January 9 10 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 & 25 2015

This richly melodic musical is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever. Lifelong friends from a small town, Alvin and Thomas are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin’s eulogy while recounting the many turns their lives have taken since meeting as children. The two friends ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship – love. This is Footlite’s annual cabaret production. Directed by Tim Spradlin.

Book by Brian Hill
Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram

March 13 14 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 & 29 2015

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this family-friendly musical is piled high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire… to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. Come see how she uses her newfound power to win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Directed by Camilla Upchurch.

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

May 1 2 3 7 8 9 14 15 16 & 17 2015

This tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is one of the most electrifying, one-of-a-kind experiences in musical theatre. After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia. As the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, Tommy is discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and becomes an international superstar. Directed by Maria Matters.

Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon