Friends of Ludlow Auditorium

1 Whispering Pines Ludlow, VT  05149

Tel (802) 228-7239 email:

[a 50l (c)(3) organization]

"Our purpose is to promote the use of the Ludlow Auditorium

for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow,

the surrounding Black River area, and its visitors"







FOLA Notes . . .

(Pictured above is the cast of the FOLA Follies of 2016 in the opening number.)

Missed seeing the FOLA Follies of 2016?  You can still see the show - just

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Checkout FOLA's Summary of Activities and Accomplishments by clicking HERE.



Coming Movies:

October 1, 2016

at 7 PM




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Don't Forget !!! Three great bands featured in the Black River Folk & Blues Fest, Sat., Oct. 8 - Ticket info at 802-228-7239 or

Click Here for Tickets for Black River Folk and Blues Fest

Thanks to Your Support, FOLA Upgrades the Audio/Visual Systems in the Auditorium

As a result of the recent fund-raising drive, FOLA has been able to vastly improve the audio/visual systems in the Town Hall Auditorium and centralize all equipment management in a single location.

With the aid of Boston Soundworks, headed by Paul Terrazi, a new and considerably enhanced audio mixer was installed in the balcony location along with an audio equalizer. This provides centralized control of both the audio and stage lighting in one location. At the same time, Ken Cook, our electrician, was able to extend the house lighting controls into the balcony so that the a/v operators in the balcony can manage the a/v demands while controlling the house lighting.

The newly-installed devices were put to immediate use for the recent FOLA Follies in which all 12 cast members used newly-purchased wireless headset microphones, also made possible by the recent fund-raising. The result was excellent audio that the SRO audience appreciated and the ability of the audio-perator to control microphone use, volume, and tone by individual performer.

All of this was made possible by the generous donations made to underwrite these improvements by you - FOLA gratefully thanks you!

"The Theory of Everything" Featured in Ludlow on Sept. 3

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The biographic film about Physicist Stephen Hawkings, "The Theory of Everything", will be FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) next movie on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama film directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neurone disease, and his success in physics.

The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones with Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, Christian McKay, Harry Lloyd and David Thewlis featured in supporting roles. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2014. The film opened to a positive reception worldwide and was nominated for a variety of accolades in award shows and film festivals. Redmayne's performance as Stephen Hawking was widely praised, earning him several awards and nominations including the Academy Award for Best Actor.

In 1963, Cambridge University astrophysics student Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) begins a relationship with literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Although Stephen excels at mathematics and physics, his friends and professors are concerned over his lack of a thesis topic.

While pursuing his research, Stephen's muscles begin to fail, eventually causing him to fall and hit his head. He learns he has motor neurone disease; he will be unable to talk, swallow, breathe or move most of his body, and has approximately two years to live. As Stephen becomes reclusive, focusing on his work, Jane confesses her love to him. She tells Stephen's father she intends to stay with Stephen even as his condition worsens. They marry and have a son.

Stephen presents his thesis to the examination board, arguing that a black hole created the universe; they tell him his theory is brilliant. While celebrating with Jane and his friends, Stephen realises he cannot walk and begins using a wheelchair.

Stephen develops a theory about the visibility of black holes and becomes a world-renowned physicist.

After having a tracheotomy, Stephen learns to use a spelling board and uses it to communicate with Elaine (Maxine Peake), his new nurse. He receives a computer with a built-in voice synthesiser, and uses it to write a book, A Brief History of Time, which becomes an international best-seller.

The Movie is rated PG-13.

As with all FOLA movies, the movie is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be supplied by Berkshire Bank while FOLA will provide water. For additional information, call (802) 228-7239 or visit FOLA's web site at


Thanks for helping us improve the quality of the audio in the auditorium!

With your help, FOLA has been able to upgrade the audio system used in the auditorium. In addition to the new - and vastly improved, audio mixer and equalizer recently installed, we've been able to make sure that every one on stage has individualized headset microphones. We've also improved the lighting controls so that everything for audio/visual is located in one location. This is all possible thanks to your generous donations.

Thanks so very much!



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1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149