Musical ‘Big’ at The Footlight Club Through November 19

Remember Tom Hanks as 12-year-old Josh Baskin in the 1988 hit movie? Catch it as a musical at The Footlight Club through November 19. Baskin is a 12-year-old who is transformed into a grown man overnight after making a wish to the arcade machine Zoltar Speaks. Find out how he copes with this new world when he has to do adult things, like get a job and dates a co-worker. In the end he discovers there's much more to being an adult than being big.


Footlight Club Receives $5,000 Grant

On Saturday, October 24, Tufts Health Plan Foundation donated $5,000 to The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain as part of a newly created Corporate Citizenship campaign that encourages community participation and contributions. The Footlight Club's Volunteers Director Elizabeth Bean works for Tufts Health Plan and recently participated in their "Corporate Citizenship Pledge Campaign." All workers who participate in the program to support non-profits with donated time and money have their name entered into a drawing to win $5,000 towards a charity of their choice. We are so appreciative of Liz’s efforts to support the theater and for the Tufts Health Plan Foundation for supporting employee volunteerism.


Final weekend for The Cat’s Meow

Final performances of The Cat’s Meow this weekend at The Footlight Club. The play is based on the true story of a 1924 murder aboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. Guests on board include Charlie Chaplin, movie star Marion Davies, and movie mogul Thomas Ince. Last two show are Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are only $20 at


Alumni of JP’s Footlight Club Makes It Big on ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

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Well-placed sources in the JP acting community confirm that Mike Houston, an alumni of the neighborhood's Footlight Club, is appearing regularly on Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer." In the above clip, (which has NSFW language), Houston plays "Jeff" as he attempts to learn the secrets of Female Emotional Combat. In addition to the above skit, Houston was in this season's (highly NSFW) "Twelve Angry Men." He and members of his troupe, The Collective, often appear on the show. Houston's first appearance with the Footlight Club was in Psycho Beach Party.


Seven JP residents in the cast of The Cat’s Meow at The Footlight Club

Pictured from left to right Conor Kenney (Steward); Liz Laneri (Margaret Livingston); Kosta Demos (George Thomas); Frances Price (Elinor Glyn); Rob Guptill (Joe Willicombe); Carol Pyper (Maid); and Karen Wepsic (Maid). Photo by Judy Maggs. Jamaica Plain residents Kosta Demos, Rob Guptill, Conor Kenney, Liz Laneri, Frances Price, Carol Pyper, and Karen Wepsic are on stage in The Cat’s Meow on Fridays and Saturdays, June 5 through June 20, 2015. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are only $20 and available at or by calling 617-524-3200. Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death The Cat’s Meow offers a fascinating cross section of characters who intersect for one notorious weekend on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.


First Flight for Boeing Boeing at The Footlight Club departs Friday 1/30 at 8 p.m.

Boeing Boeing opens at The Footlight Club on January 30

Step back in time to the 1960s and enjoy this hilarious farce with a swinging bachelor, three stewardesses, an old school friend, and a French housekeeper. Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard's life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.

Join us on Fridays and Saturdays, January 30, 31 and February 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are only $20! Get your tickets today at or call 617-524-3200.


Bye Bye Birdie is on stage at The Footlight Club in November

Bye Bye Birdie opens at The Footlight Club on Saturday, November 8 and runs on weekends through Saturday, November 22, 2014. It’s 1958 in Sweet Apple, Ohio, and everything is topsy-turvy when rock and roll superstar Conrad Birdie plans a visit to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan before going into the army. This great American stage musical is set in 1958 and has teenager girls fainting over the song “Honestly Sincere,” poodle skirts, Bobbie socks, landline telephones, going steady, slicked back hair, and The Ed Sullivan Show. Join us for a fun filled family experience full of famous songs, lots of smiles, and nostalgic charm. Cast includes: Michael Glicksman, Rebecca Glucklich, Scot Colford, Stephanie Chambers, Dave Levy, Britt Mitchell, Gordon Beford, Amanda Bedford, Dan Moore, Krista Forti, Meghan Edge, Brian Bakofen, and Stever Robbins.

Mount Pleasant Home Hosts Backyard Party on Sunday

Good morning. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Friday, Sept. 12. Mount Pleasant Home Hosts Cookout: If you live in the South Huntington area of JP, there's a big backyard party at the Mount Pleasant Home on Sunday. There'll be a cookout, live music and a bouncy house for the kids.


Phone-Charging Smart Bench Coming to Pond This Weekend

Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Thursday, Aug. 21. Solar Bench to be Installed at Jamaica Pond: This weekend, the brainiacs behind "Soofas," — solar-powered smart benches that charge phones and act as weather stations — will be installing one at the pond. I, for one, am thrilled anytime more public phone-charging stations appear on my walking beat.