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Winnipeg expatriate Chester Kent (Mark McKinney) moved to the United States to become a Broadway producer; but like his inspiration in Ace in the Hole (not to mention his namesake, the James Cagney character in Footlight Parade) he finds himself out of money and out of luck.
The Busby Berkeley Collection Footlight Parade; Gold Diggers of 1933; Gold Diggers of 1935; Dames; 42nd Street; The Busby Berkeley Disc.
In 1995 we held auditions in Cardiff city centre for our Footlight show.
Entertainment will be provided by the Footlight Youth Theatre, which will perform a short piece highlighting young people's perceptions of the highs and lows of Hartlepool.
Gaiety Girls: Footlight Favourites from the 1900s - 1920s is at the National Portrait Gallery's Bookshop Gallery until August 31.
I used to imagine I'd be walking out from the wings, the chorus girls on stage having been at it for hours, nodding good luck to me as I squinted into the glare of the footlights.
He was a member of the Cambridge Footlights alongside Griff Rhys-Jones, and met Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, both studying at Oxford, when the Footlights performed at the Edinburgh Festival.
Miriam Margolyes, the only woman in the Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s.
He met David Mitchell during an audition for a Footlights production of Cinderella in 1993.
The Sorcerer is not one of the better-known Savoy operas and there are one or two discrepancies in the plot, but this did not detract from the enthusiasm and sheer talent that came across the footlights to delight everyone present.
Doyen of Cambridge Footlights, The Goodies and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Brooke-Taylor, rightly remains an influential and revered figure, a man who has helped to shape an art form alongside genuine giants of the genre for more than 50 years.
Partly thanks to the success of hit TV series and now film The Inbetweeners, the 27-year-old writer, comedian and actor is piping-hot property, and recent cult sitcom Friday Night Dinner also boosted the profile of this Cambridge Footlights veteran.