Footloose

November 2013

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 score 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.

Director: John Sebastian DeNicola

Music Director: John Sebastian DeNicola   –  Choreographer: Keith Leonhardt

Cast: 

  • Ren McCormack — Randy Davidson
  • Ethel McCormack — Vickie Blake
  • Reverend Shaw Moore — David Chivers
  • Vi Moore — Deborah Salli
  • Ariel Moore — Siobhan Fitzgerald
  • Lulu Warnicker — Kristin A. Healey
  • Wes Warnicker — Michael May
  • Coach Roger Dunbar — Howard Epstein
  • Principal Eleanor Dunbar — Deb Brigada
  • Rusty — Madeline Lukomski
  • Urleen — Tina Sparkle
  • Wendy Jo — Julia Feinberg
  • Chuck Cranston — Billy Gillen
  • Jeter — Ruben Soto
  • Willard Hewitt — Joseph Lucenti
  • Cowboy Bob (and Cop) — Haldan Smith
  • Betty Blast — Moonyean Field