Friends of Ludlow Auditorium
1 Whispering Pines • Ludlow, VT 05149
Tel (802) 228-7239 • email: email@example.com
[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 & Okemo Valley area, and its visitors"
While You're here, take a look at what FOLA is all about . . .
Dressing Room in Auditorium Nears Completion
As part of its capital program for 2017-18, FOLA is in the process of completing a new dressing room in the auditorium's back stage for performers.
Jim Alic has been handling both the design and implementation work for the project with the help of FOLA members David Almond, Marty Nitka, Harry Welch, Kevin Kuntz, and Scott Stearns (sometimes in got a little crowded in there!).
The room will feature a long counter-top with two vanity mirror and vanity light strips above the counter-top. there is also a full length mirror on an adjacent wall. A special closet area has been constructed with shelving above it.
A speaker, connected to the new audio board controls will be installed so that the performers in the room may be aware of activities on stage.
In addition to the vanity lighting, additional light strips will ensure adequate lighting for the performers.
The floor will be covered with carpetting.
Below are some photos of the work being performed to bring the dressing room into being.
(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:January 6, 2018
at 7 PM
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FOLA Needs Your Help!
FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) has come a long way since its start in 2009. In the past twelve months, we’ve added basic streaming to the auditorium, showing five Broadway musicals this year, shows that would cost hundreds of dollars in a New York theatre.
FOLA, a 501(c)(3) and all-volunteer organization, has continued as a venue for area performing arts programs as well as monthly movies and periodic public information sessions. To checkout what FOLA has done in the past year, click here to review our annual reports that detail all of our annual activities.
FOLA’s next goals will focus on four important improvements in the auditorium:
We hope you’ll consider helping us achieve these goals. Your contributions are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by us in less than two weeks.
It's really quite simple to help us by using one of the 2 on-line options below using PayPal (you don't have to have a PayPal account to use you personal credit/debit card):
or, if you prefer mailing your contribution, the address is:
Thanks, in advance, for helping FOLA continue progressing toward its goal of providing high-quality entertainment and informational programs to everyone in Ludlow and the Okemo/Black River area.
Ralph Pace, Chairman,
"Blazing Saddles", a Mel Brooks Western Comedy, Screens in Ludlow, Sat., Dec. 2
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FOLA will feature a really unique western on Saturday, December 2 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium, "Blazing Saddles".
In this raucous parody of the Western film genre, greedy land developer, Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) greases palms of insane Earl Long/Blaze-type governor ('Mel Brooks') to induce his help to snatch land to build Hedley's railroad. A key piece of land, Rock Ridge, is inhabited by a flock of Johnsons, all deeply entrenched in the town. The governor tries to help Hedley rid himself of the townspeople; first, he appoints black sheriff Bart (Cleavon Little) for Rock Ridge. Next, Hedley sics Lili von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn), "Teutonic Twit" on Bart. With the help of his sidekick, The Waco Kid (Gene Wilder), Bart fights for his new town. But, the politicos (and the WB studio) fight back.
R-rated for its adult situations and language, the movie is, as one critic noted, "vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad". Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Brook's earlier movies, like Young Frankenstein, director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre.
The ending of the film is unique as only Mel Brooks could imagine. If you're interested in seeing how the "little guy" manages to overcome the "powers that be" - in a style that only Mel Brooks could dream of, "Blazing Saddles" is a movie you'll really enjoy.
As with all FOLA movies, the film is free and open to everyone; donations are appreciated. Berkshire Bank will supply popcorn and water by FOLA. For more information, call (802)228-7239 or visit the FOLA web site at www.fola.us.