Season Subscription 2017-2018

Big Fish

July 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23,  2017

Big Fish

Young Adult Production, Featuring Performers Aged 18 - 25

Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa and Book by John August

Directed by Kathleen Clarke Horrigan

Every man wants to be a hero to his son.  Big Fish is the heart warming musical about a dying man’s efforts to justify an ordinary life.  A father tells his life story as a tailored fairy tale.  His young son believes the mythic larger than life stories until time goes by and the boy grows up to question whether or not he’s being led on. The adult son refuses to buy into his dad’s self-glorifying tall tales until the tear-jerking finale when he recognizes his father truly lived a big life.

August  18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2017


The Drowsy Chaperone

Young Artist Production, Featuring Performers aged 13 - 18

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison and Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar

Directed by Edward Trout

The Drowsy Chaperone is a cheeky love letter to the musicals of the Jazz Age. When a present day musical theatre fanatic suffering from “non-specific sadness” puts on a record of his favorite musical, the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, the uproariously funny  characters in the story magically burst to life in song and dance in his apartment. A tale containing a     pampered starlet longing to give up show business to be wed, her chaperone, a debonair groom, a ditzy chorine, a Latin lover and a pair of gangsters disguised as pastry chefs transports the Man in the Chair and the  audience through this guilty pleasure called musical comedy. The show will lift your spirits and put a spring in your step.

September 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 October 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2017


Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner

Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

Directed by Paula Phelan

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody, she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found - a Convent.  Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A wonderful tribute to the universal power of friendship,  sisterhood and music.

November  24, 25, 26, 30

December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2017


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Music & Lyrics by Carol Hall 

Book by Larry L. King & Peter Masterson            

Directed by Jim Thorp

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas is an exuberant and bawdy musical comedy based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch, which operated from the 1840’s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams and others, girls came from all over to work and make a little extra money there. However, when a crusading Houston radio commentator and his conservative audience exposed the ranch, it was forced to close down forever. The show weaves elements of country music and a story full of stereotypes that pulls at the heartstrings from a time gone by. This high energy romp will have you pulling on your cowboy boots, box-stepping in your saddles and foot stompin’ along.

*Intended for Mature Audiences*

January 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018



Music, Lyrics & Book by Mark Schoenfeld & Barri McPherson

Directed by Kathleen Clarke Horrigan

Brooklyn is a musical that wears its heart on its sleeve. The proud borough has a band of soulful homeless street corner singers living under the bridge. They tell a wondrous fairy tale about a young girl searching for fame and the father she never knew. She comes to the city that bears her name with only one clue. This whimsical show with a big heart is told by five performers playing all the characters in the story about fame, family, faith and fate. Brooklyn is a story that finds the lost child in all of us.   

*Intended for Mature Audiences*

March  2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018

The Bridges of Madison County

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown  Book by Marsha Norman

Directed by Tim Spradlin

The Bridges of Madison County chronicles the four-day affair between an Italian war bride and a traveling National Geographic photographer who comes to Iowa to shoot the area’s fabled covered bridges.  Based off of the bestselling novel written by Robert James Waller, Bridges tells of how the sadness of Francesca’s solitude is broken when her husband and children leave for the 1965 Iowa State Fair and  a weary Robert Kincaid stops to ask directions for his assignment. The pair’s         connection is instant and deep, yet short-lived. But that liaison will haunt them both for the rest of their lives.    

*Intended for Mature Audiences*

May 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2018


Priscilla Queen of the Dessert

Book by Stephan Elliott & Allan Scott 

Based on the Latent  Image/Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Film

Co-Directed by Rich Baker & Bob Harbin

Come board the bus to fabulous! Priscilla Queen Of The Desert is a story of three Sydney, Australia, drag artists who boldly “Go West” on a road trip to Alice Springs to perform at a casino. The ulterior motive of Tick is to reconnect with his young son. Bernadette needs a distraction from her grief after the death of her lover Trumpet. And Adam wants to blatantly disrespect aboriginal sacred land and climb to the top of Ayers rock in a frock and sing Kylie Minogue tunes. Along the way they have engine  troubles, meet hostile locals and sing twenty-three 70’s dance tunes such as “I Will Survive”, “It’s Raining Men”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “MacArthur Park”. This production will feature the original Broadway & Academy Award winning outrageous costumes from New York.    

*Intended for Mature Audiences*


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Footlite Musicals productions are made possible, in part, with support from the Butler Jordan College of the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Arts Council of Indianapolis; the Summer Youth Program Fund; and others.



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