Footlight Players

The Footlight Players, Charleston’s longest continuously producing theatre company, is celebrating its 85th anniversary season in 2016-2017 and is located in the heart of the French Quarter. What began as a small group in 1931 has become a theatrical tradition in Charleston, built and strengthened over many years by hundreds of willing hands, by priceless gifts of time and toil, enthusiasm and talent, and strong community support. We have been and will continue to be a community theatre providing an outlet for the creativity, energy and cultural aspirations of local talent, as a theatre rooted in the traditions, needs and dreams of our community. Footlight is a magical place that will transform you to a different place in time.


Box Office Phone: (843) 722-4487
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Footlight Players Theater 20 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401



(843) 722-4487

Upcoming Shows for Footlight Players

Start Date: Apr 21 2017 - 8:00pm

In a small town dime store in West Texas, the "Disciples of James Dean" reunite for the twentieth anniversary of the actor's death. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa, Texas. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies' congenial reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth; then the arrival of a mysterious but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter truths.

Start Date: May 29 2017 - 5:00pm

tick, tick... Boom! is a musical written by American composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his musical, Rent. tick, tick…Boom! tells the story of Jon, a struggling composer who lives in New York City and whose life seems to be going nowhere. About to turn 30 and still waiting tables for a living, Jon is desperately scared that he may never “make it” on Broadway.

Start Date: Aug 11 2017 - 8:00pm

Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, it's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. This 80’s inspired musical will have you up on your feet!

Start Date: Sep 15 2017 - 8:00pm

The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, God, aided by his favorite archangels, straight-laced Gabriel and an inquisitive newcomer Michael, answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. This satirical peek at the existence of God’s universe delivers a new and improved set of Ten Commandments, hilariously presented to us by the Lord himself.