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 & 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!


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:

February 3, 2018

at 7 PM


"Pillow Talk"


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Date of last web site update

Don't forget the Community Christmas Celebration on Friday, Dec. 15!

Annual Christmas Program Set For Friday, December 15

Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium [FOLA] will bring the sights and sounds of the holiday season to the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium with its annual Community Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 PM.

George Thomson will once again emcee this night of holiday performances by the members of the community. Claudia Pawlikowski will lead students from the Ludlow Elementary School and the Mt Holly Elementary School in Christmas songs and dance. Katherine Herrle and the Black River High School/Middle School will also perform a variety of holiday music.

In addition to the student performances, the three ghosts from Dickens’ Christmas Carol will contemplate their roles before haunting the Scrooge in a short comedic skit, talented members of the community will sing a few traditional songs, poignant readings of holiday poems, and a special performance of “The Christmas Truce”, which examines the aftermath of the famous World War I Christmas on the soldiers in the trenches.

The evening will close with a rousing sing-along of traditional Christmas songs.

So come and enjoy this celebration which will feature some of our local talent: Kay Burge, Bruce Farr, Will Hunter, Lisha Klaiber, Bob Kottkamp, Andy Ohotnicky, Sandra Russo, Scott Stearns, Linda Thomson, Rolf van Schaik, and Larry Wilfong.

Pictured above, in appropriate holiday garb, are Scott Stearns, Planning Committee Chairman, and Sandra Russo, Assistant Chairperson, as they meet in the auditorium to discuss the forthcoming program.

More information may be obtained about the program by contacting Scott at The Book Nook (802) 228-3238 or the FOLA web site at

The Community Christmas Celebration is free and open to everyone of good cheer!

"WALL-E", Animated Comedy, Starts FOLA's 2018 season, January 6

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"WALL-E" will be FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) first 2018 movie on Saturday, January 6 at 7 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, and the MacInTalk system. It follows a trash compactor robot in a deserted world, left to clean a largely abandoned city. However, he is visited by a probe sent by the Axiom ship, whom he falls in love with and pursues across the galaxy.

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL-E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

The Axiom's passengers have become obese and feeble due to microgravity and reliance on an automated lifestyle, including the ship's current captain, McCrea, who leaves the ship under the control of the robotic autopilot, AUTO. EVE is taken to the bridge, with WALL-E tagging along. McCrea is unprepared for a positive probe response, but learns that placing EVE's plant in the ship's Holo-Detector for verification will trigger a hyperjump back to Earth so humanity can recolonize it. However, AUTO orders his robotic assistant GO-4 to steal the plant to prevent this from happening.

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

Thanks, AGAIN! Your contributions have enabled FOLA to institute a new streaming system!

We'll be showing Broadway musicals and other cultural and informational programming over the course of this year - and in the future, thanks to your contributions and a marvellous donation from the District Rotary and Ludlow Rotary Club.

Take a look at our movies and coming events to see what we'll be offerring area residents and visitors. Rather than travel to the Big Apple and spend several hundred dollars for theatre tickets, you'll be able to see prime Broadway shows and plays in the Auditorium free (donations are appreciated) - all thanks to your financial assistance!

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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1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149