footlights footlights  /ˈfʊt ˌlaɪts/


  • (n) theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors


  1. As for Ethel Merman, if she is a little less than kin to Du Barry, she is more than kindmakes her, in fact, the most likable royal trollop that ever pranced behind footlights.
  2. Molded into a $30,000 skintight, flesh-colored gown, however, she can still give the illusion of youth, at least across the footlights.
  3. At the back of this bare stage, there stood a huge screen, black-bordered; down by the footlights were certain metal boxes, each topped with a keyboard of sliding buttons.


  • State Theatre has new headliner

    State Theatre has new headliner David Taylor brings two decades in the footlights as new director. Register Sandusky Jun 18, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); By PATRICK PFANNER The Sandusky State Theatre has found a new star to assume a recently vacated role. David Taylor, of Dallas, starts his new ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register

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  1. "Both 'Birdie' and 'Annie' enjoyed success on Broadway and around the world, but what excites me most about each is that both shows have introduced so many young people to the musical theatre...... on both sides of the footlights," says Charles...
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Charles Strouse Source: Market Wire (press release)

  2. On his own Bandit Records label, he's recently released a collaboration with old pal Merle Haggard, called "Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones: Kickin' Out the Footlights ...... Again."
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Merle Haggard Source: Times Herald-Record

  3. "The casting of Frank N Furter is crucial," says O'Brien. "Wit and intelligence is what you need. And that sense of danger, that he might climb over the footlights and roger the wife - and he may well roger the husband as well. It's that kind...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Richard O Brien Source: Scotsman

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