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

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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1/21/2018

Date of last web site update

Checkout FOLA's Program Schedule for 2018 at Coming Events

Special Sing-along version of "The Sound of Music" on Thursday, Feb. 22

FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will feature the classic musical, "The Sound of Music", in a unique sing-along format on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 PM in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The film is a benefit performance for the Black River Good Neighbors (BRGN).

Julia Andrews and the rest of the wonderful cast will still be there singing all the great Rodgers and Hammerstein music we all remember from this great production WITH ONE BIG EXCEPTION - You'll also be part of the musical by singing along with them! If you want, you can dress up for your favorite cast member (Maria, a nun, the baroness, the captain, etc.) or just come and sing your favorite songs following the large captioned lyrics on the screen.

This will be a fun and memorable family experience. So get ready to sing "Climb Every Mountain", "My Favorite Things", "Edelweis", and, of course, "The Sound of Music". Call Audrey Bridge at BRGN at 802-228-3663 for more information.

This wonderful evening is open to everyone so clear your throat and get ready to sing the great music of "The Sound of Music"!


"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