Footlights - MHT's Saturday classes!

A note from our Education Director:

Footlights (as well as all MHT programming) is currently on pause. We cannot say when we will be able to restart. We do know that our March performances will not happen and we hope to reschedule those. We are not planning on having a third semester of Footlights but rather hope that the 2nd semester will have the chance to present their hard work to you. It's still too early to be certain of anything except that we miss the young people's energy around the theatre and remain hopeful we will all rebound with renewed creativity. As the situation begins to resolve, I will be back in touch. Thank you for your patience and support of Market House Theatre. - April Cochran, Education Director


Don't ever let cost keep you away! Scholarships are available! Simply download the Financial Aid Application and return it to the MHT Box Office. 

All classes are held in MHT's Studio Theatre at 120 Market House Square - just look for the rainbow kite!

To register, stop in the MHT Box Office at 132 Market House Square.  Or, call us at 270.444.6828!

Footlights Teaching Staff:

April Cochran, MHT Education Director: April is the founder of FOOTLIGHTS and STORY THEATRE programs for MHT, as well as having served as president of the Kentucky Theatre Association, and board member of the American Association of Community Theatre. April has worked as a creative drama specialist and director of children’s theatre productions for over 30+ years for school systems, parks and recreation programs, professional theatre and community theatres throughout the Midwest. April was awarded the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre in 2011 for her work at MHT and in Western Kentucky Schools. April and Michael were awarded the City of Paducah Mayor's Distinguished Merit Award in June of 2013 for their 30+ years of work at MHT. Her greatest joy is her role as mom to Jade who is a fashion design student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 

Miranda Bliss: 

Janis VandenDool: Janis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Windsor in Canada. She worked for a number of years as a teacher of drama, music and dance in international schools in Canada and India. She has also collaborated with arts groups in Latin America, Asia and Africa carrying out efforts in participatory theatre, community radio and film production. Janis currently lives in Paducah with her husband and two young children.