THE SPRING PRODUCTION
May 1 – 3, 2020
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 – Daniel Bolton
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
Tickets will be available to purchase in late January 2020.
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.
Auditions for students in grades 7 through 12 will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
For those who would like to uncover tips and techniques to help land that featured role, Un-Common is also offering an Audition Callback Workshop, taught by Daniel Bolton and Alex Sweeney, director and choreographer of Footloose. This Callback Workshop is being held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Footloose is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.