Friends of Ludlow Auditorium

1 Whispering Pines Ludlow, VT  05149

Tel (802) 228-7239 email: info@fola.us

[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 . . .

 
FOLA Notes

How About a Chance to Win All Of FOLA's 2017 Movies!!!

FOLA is raffling off its 16 great movies that it featured in 2017. Why not take a chance to see if you'll win the entire collection.

Just click HERE to find out how!

 

New Lighting Control Console Will Replace Failed Unit

Unplanned for things have a habit of impacting priorities. That was the case when the lighting control console decided to fail - just before FOLA's annual Christmas program.

Fortunately, with a lot of "jury-rigging", the spotlights were activated and the show went on.

A new console will be install in early January to replace the failed one.

 

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.

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

click HERE !!!

 

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

 

 

Coming Movies:

April 7, 2018

at 7 PM

 

"A Hard Day's Night"

 

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1/7/2018

Date of last web site update

Checkout FOLA's Program Schedule for 2018 at Coming Events

'Les Miserables' is FOLA's Musical Feature on January 20


FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will feature the musical, 'Les Miserables', on Saturday, January 20 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary was performed at The O2 in North Greenwich, London, England on Sunday, 3 October 2010.

It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and original French-language lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, alongside an English-language libretto with accompanying English-language lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. The London production has run continuously since October 1985, making it the longest-running musical in the West End and the second longest-running musical in the world after the original Off-Broadway run of The Fantasticks.

It features Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Norm Lewis as Javert, Lea Salonga as Fantine, Nick Jonas as Marius, Katie Hall as Cosette, Ramin Karimloo as Enjolras, Samantha Barks as Éponine, Mia Jenkins as Young Cosette, Robert Madge as Gavroche, Matt Lucas and Jenny Galloway as the Thénardiers, and Earl Carpenter as the Bishop of Digne.

Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables' is set in early 19th-century France. It is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

The musical is open to everyone sand is free; donations are appreciated. Information is available at (802)228-7239 and the FOLA web site, www.fola.us.


"Pillow Talk" Featured in Ludlow Auditorium February 3

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FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) turns back the movie clock to 1959 on Saturday, February 3 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium when it screens the romantic comedy, "Pillow Talk".

Pillow Talk is a 1959 Eastmancolor romantic comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Michael Gordon. It features Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter and Nick Adams. The film was written by Russell Rouse, Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro and Clarence Greene.

It tells the story of Jan Marrow (Day), an interior decorator and Brad Allen (Hudson), a womanizing composer/bachelor, both of whom share a telephone party line. When she unsuccessfully files a complaint on him for constantly using the line to woo his conquests, Brad decides to take a chance on Jan by masquerading as a Texas rancher, resulting in the two falling in love. The scheme seems to work until Brad's mutual friend and Jan's client Jonathan Forbes (Randall) finds out about this, causing a love triangle in the process.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay), and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Doris Day), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Thelma Ritter), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Richard H. Riedel, Russell A. Gausman, Ruby R. Levitt) and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.

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.

 

Thanks, AGAIN!

Through your generous contributions this year, FOLA has been able to:

* upgrade our audio system into a single, high-quality system

* replace a worn-out lighting control console with a new, state-of-the-art device

* construct a new dressing room for our performers

* continue and enhance our streaming programming

We're planning on more improvements this year and hope you'll continue to help us present quality entertainment and public service programming in the beautiful Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

 

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FOLA

1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149