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:

June 4, 2016

at 7 PM




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Date of last web site update

FOLA Sponsors Gubernatorial Candidates Forum July 21

FOLA Follies, "Comedy Tonight", A Huge Success!

Over 160 people enjoyed the 2016 edition of the FOLA Follies, Comedy Tonight.

You can see the entire show by clicking HERE!

Directed by Tesha Buss with music support provided by Kasia Karazim, it was an evening of great comedy songs and stand-up comedy skits.

The cast included Aiyana Fortin, Sherri Geimer, Samantha Holmberg, Dave Bonta, Ed McEneany, Kevin Kuntz, Bob Kottkamp, Andy Ohotnicky, Joey Blane, Linda Thomson, Lisha Klaiber, and Tesha Buss.  The entire production is directed by Tesha Buss with musical accompaniment supplied by Kasia Karazim.  Bailey Matteson will handle lighting with Paul Terrasi managing the audio.

Pictured above are some snapshots from the musical revue provided by LPC-TV.

DVD copies of the FOLA Follies of 2016 may be purchased from LPC-TV and viewed on YouTube.

FOLA Donates Follies Receipts to BR Good Neighbors

FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) donated the net receipts it received from its recent musical revue, “FOLA Follies of 2016, ‘Comedy Tonight’”, to Black River Good Neighbors Services (BRGNS).  Pictured above, from left to right, are:  David Almond, FOLA Treasurer, presenting the donation to Audrey Bridge, BRGNS Executive Director, and Bob Evens, BRGNS Treasurer.  The donation is the result of a ‘standing room only’ audience’s contributions for the very successful musical revue presented at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium recently. 


'Into the Woods', a Different Kind of Musical Movie, Next Film on May 14

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FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) next movie on Saturday, May 14 aat 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium will featured "Into the Woods".

Into the Woods is a 2014 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. It features an ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, and Johnny Depp. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales of "Little Red Riding Hood", "Cinderella", "Jack and the Beanstalk", and "Rapunzel", the film is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch. Ultimately, the characters are forced to rectify the consequences of their actions.

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

The film was both critically and commercially successful; it received praise for its acting performances, tone, and production merits, and grossed $213 million worldwide. Into the Woods received three Academy Award nominations at the 87th Academy Awards, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Streep, as well as three Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

As with all FOLA movies, the film is free; donations are appreciated.  Berksshire Bank will supply popcorn for the film while FOLA will offer water.  For additional information, call (802) 228-7239 0r visit FOLA's web site at




Thanks for Helping FOLA Raise Funds to "Re-Seat" the Auditorium!

FOLA's has succeeded in its "reseating" project, thanks to your help!


Now people can enjoy the comfort of new, wider, more comfortable chairs in the auditorium.


Your help was essential in making this happen.

Now FOLA needs to concentrate on improved audio equipment to make your experience in viewing the many functions that take place in the auditorium more pleasant and rewarding to you.

Your continued help in this effort is imperative.



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1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149