Footlight Club’s ‘In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play’ opens Feb. 2

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with discovering electricity. But did he ever think that doctors in the 1880s would use vibrators to treat "hysterical" women (and some men)? Probably not, but it actually did happen. The Footlight Club's play "In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play" focuses on a doctor, his wife and how this newfangled therapy affects their entire household. “In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play” was a 2010 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Best Costume Design and Maria Dizzia was nominated as Best Featured Actress.

‘Laugh Liberally’ at The Footlight Club on New Year’s Eve

Say goodbye to the only year that could make 2016 look good! A stand up comedy show for the people who march, and the people who would... if they could only find a babysitter. The show will feature some of Boston's best comics and the Left Leaning Dad Mike Dorval at The Footlight Club on New Year's Eve. Laughing Liberally's "Good F*#cking Riddance 2017" will feature Dorval
and his friends at The Footlight Club (7A Eliot Street, JP) from 8 to 10 pm on New Year's Eve.

Footlight Club’s ‘Music Man’ Opens Nov. 4th

The Footlight Club's newest production, "The Music Man," features a fast-talking salesman who gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. The Tony-award winning musical comedy is fun for the whole family and opens Nov. 4th. The musical is about con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys band leader and organizer, selling instruments and uniforms to Iowa townsfolk. Hill promises to train all the musicians, but he really plans on skipping town without giving any lessons.

‘Adopt’ a Piece of Footlight Club History

After 80 years the Footlight Club is getting new theater seats in a few weeks. That means the old seats gotta go -- and you have the chance to take home several of the seats. Seat Adoption Day is Saturday, Oct. 14th from 10 am to 2 pm. People are welcome to "adopt" a two-seat unit for a donation of $50 or "adopt" a four-seat unit for a donation of $100, according to The Footlight Club's Facebook page.

Footlight Club’s ‘Peter and The Starcatcher’ Opens Sept. 16th

The tale of Peter Pan flying into Wendy Darling's bedroom, fighting Captain Hook and toying around with Tinkerbell are well known -- but how did Peter Pan become Peter Pan? The Footlight Club's production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," opening Sept. 16th in Jamaica Plain, will provide insight into the genesis of Peter and why he never wanted to grow up. The family-friendly Tony Award winning Broadway play recently became available for community theaters to perform, and kicks off The Footlight Club's 141st season. "'Peter and the Starcatcher' upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan becomes Peter Pan," said director and choreographer Julia Deter.