Glitter Girls promises to keep you laughing

| September 6, 2019

Kennedy Webb, right, gives Samuel Scott a look during a scene from “The Glitter Girls.” The new Footlight Player’s production will be performed at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Triple Locks Theater, 685 N. Whitewoman St. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – If you are looking for a fun night out with lots of laughs then you won’t want to miss “The Glitter Girls.”

“You will not be bored,” said Heather Beall, who plays Valerie in the new Footlight Players production.

Valerie is a member of a North Georgia women’s social club called The Glitter Girls.

“My character is in her late 40s and is more of the risk taker of the group,” Beall said.

This is her first production with the Footlight Players.

“I love it,” Beall said. “I like working with the cast and making new friends. This is my me time.”

The Glitter Girls were brought together by Trudy Tromaine who is quite rich. She is leading everyone to believe that she’s about to die and wants to leave some of her money to one member of the group. However, it is the group that must decide who deserves the money.

In addition to Beall the cast includes: Samuel Scott, Gary Baker, Sheila Mayse, Katie Aggas, Jill Baumgardner, Kevin Kreider, Kennedy Webb, Mickie Galajda, and Laura Tirronen.

“It’s a mix of veterans to some who are brand new to our stage,” said Nathan Mayse, who directs the play. “They’ve been excellent to work with. They listen and have taken my directions.”

Galajda agreed that it is a great cast. She has particularly enjoyed getting to work with Scott and Webb again.

“I was a school teacher in a Christmas play with them when they were just kids,” Galajda said. “Now they are all grown up and back here doing an excellent job.”

She started with the Footlight Players in 1986 and has been in more than 30 plays.

“The theater becomes like a family,” Galajda said. “I really enjoy doing this and putting on plays for the community.”

She plays Mayvonne, a 74-year-old retired school teacher in the production. The youngest member of The Glitter Girls is played by Webb.

“I play Patty, who is 22, which is my age,” Webb said. “My (character’s) mother was a Glitter Girl and when she passed away I stepped in her place.”

Webb was in multiple summer productions as a child and is happy to have gotten back on stage recently as an adult.

“A lot of communities don’t have a theater likes ours,” she said. “This is really a vital source of culture.”

Tickets for “The Glitter Girls” are available now at They are $12 for adults and $7 for students. Showtime is 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Triple Locks Theater, 685 N. Whitewoman St. For more information, call 740-622-2959.

“If you want to have a good time, come see us,” Webb said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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