Directed by Craig Smith
Music direction by Lorri Topping
Choreographed by Jessica Tate Eggleston
Cast: Eric Thompson as Ren McCormack, Abby Kress as Ariel Moore, David Shough as Shaw Moore, Martha Armstrong-Benjamin as Vi Moore, Tori Kocher as Rusty, Skyler McNeely as Willard, T.C. Schreier as Chuck, Samantha Creech as Urleen, Natalie Sanders as Wendy Jo, Luka Ashley Carter as Cowboy Bob/Lyle, Jeffrey Mack as Travis, Evan Benjamin as Bickle, A.J. Breslin as Jeter, Andre Tomlinson as Garvin, Jessica Bledsoe as Lulu Warnicker, Kurt Cypher as Wes Warnicker, William Boatwright as Coach Dunbar, Tia Seay as Eleanor Dunbar, Brad Bishop as Principal Harry Clark, Amanda Carter as Betty Blast & Mark Anderson as Cop
Ensemble: Kimberly Isaacs (Dance Captain), Alexia Minton, Alicia Sylvester, Angie Thacker, Brett Norgaard, Caitie Erker, Cheryl Kayser, Courtney Dortch, Desmond Thomas, Esther Hyland, Grant Warden, John-Michael Vanover, Jordan Ross, Kaite Hubler, Laura Moore & Stephanie Penrod
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
- Fri, Nov. 27 at 8pm
- Sat, Nov. 28 at 2pm & 8pm