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 2014 in the opening number.)

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Coming Movies:

March 12, 2016

at 7 PM




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Date of last web site update

FOLA Follies, "Comedy Tonight", Rescheduled to Saturday, April 9

FOLA Follies, "Comedy Tonight", Planned for April 9

Due to the expanded program and resulting need for longer rehearsals, the FOLA Follies, Comedy tonight, has been moved from February 27 to April 9. According to director Tesha Buss, the change will give the cast "a greater opportunity to enhance their performances and add some more spice to the propgram".

Pictured above are Kasia Karazim, at the digital piano, providing the music for singers Aiyana Fortin, Tesha Buss, Bob Kottkamp, and Ed McEneaney as they rehearse the fun song, "Kids", from the Broadway hit, 'Bye, Bye Birdie'. Below are some photos of Joey Blane and Kevin Kuntz rehearsing their numbers with Kasia.

Some of the numbers planned for this, the third FOLA Follies, will include: "I'm goimng to Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair", "Anything You Can Do, I Can do Better", "Fugue for Tinhorns", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", plus many more great comedic numbers.

March Features All-Hitchcock Special

Never afraid to try something different, FOLA has scheduled four great Alfred Hitchcock movies to be shown on Saturdays in March that cover the depth of the great directors film work.

The program will begin with one of Hitchcock's funniest, as well as suspenseful, film's, "The 39 Steps" featuring an all-British cast involved in a case of mistaken identity and some of its hilarious results. Prior to the film, Rick Winston, a film expert on Hitchcock, will briefly discuss Hitchcock's craft and how he developed the four films featured in the month's menu of Hitchcock movies featured by FOLA. Mr. Winston is appearing by special arrangement with the Vermont Humanities Council,

The following Saturdays in March will feature "Rebecca", the classic tale of innocence in a very Gothic English manor (see photo); "Vertigo", the suspenseful tale of a man's fear of heights; and "The Birds", Hitchcock's cliff-hanging story of a village dealing with some rather unfriendly birds.

The schedule is:

Saturday, March 5 at 7 PM - "The 39 Steps"

Saturday, March 12 at 7 PM - "Rebecca"

Saturday, March 19 at 7 PM - "Vertigo"

Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM - "The Birds"



"The 39 Steps" Kicks Off Month-long Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock

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"The 39 Steps" will be FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) next movie in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, March 5 at 7 PM.

The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan, the film is about a man in London who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organisation of spies called The 39 Steps from stealing top secret information. When the agent is killed and he stands accused of the murder, he goes on the run with an attractive woman to save himself and stop the spy ring.

Several of the particularly Hitchcockian-features in the film include his us of the "icy, blonde female" as a leading character and his own participation in the the film.

The film was the first Hitchcock film based upon the idea of an "innocent man on the run," such as Saboteur and North by Northwest. Scholars of his films regard this film as one of his best variations upon this particular theme. In 1999 it came in 4th in a BFI poll of British films and in 2004 Total Film named it the 21st greatest British film of all time.

This will be the first of four major Hitchcock films shown by FOLA this month to demostrate the character and growth of the great director's talent. It will feature a brief inroduction to Hitchcock by film expert Rick Winston who will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock's craft, his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humor no matter how grisly the subject matter. Mr. Winston is coming to Ludlow for this event courtesy of the Vermont Humanities Council.

Following this film, FOLA will be featuring three other great Hitchcock movies: March 12, 'Rebecca'; March 19, 'Vertigo'; and March 26, 'The Birds'.

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



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