THE SPRING PRODUCTION
Due to the recent extension of the MA stay-at-home advisory and nonessential business closures through May 4, we are sad to announce the cancellation of our Spring production of Footloose. While we are heartbroken for our cast and crew, the safety of our Un-Common family is most important to us, and we are hopeful that we will see you all again soon, either on stage or in the audience.
We understand that many of you have already purchased tickets and will be working with our ticket distributor in the upcoming weeks to find the best way to manage those sales.
Stage Adaptation by
Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the Original Screenplay by
Additional Music by
Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins
and Jim Steinman
Director – Maggie Dowd
Music and Orchestra Director – Trey Lundquist
Choreographer – Alex Sweeney
Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2020, 2:00 pm
The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
One School Street
Students/Seniors (65+) $20
Due to an issue with our ticket processing company, we have temporarily put tickets sales for Footloose on hold.
Tickets Purchased at the Door:
Students/Seniors (65+) $22
The Un-Common Theatre Company continues our 40th season with our Spring Production of Footloose, a musical version of the 1984 film with timeless appeal as it pits stuffy adults against rebellious teenagers in a small American town where dance is forbidden.
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 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.
Footloose is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Mansfield, Norton and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.