Riverlea Theatre Presents:
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
FOOTLOOSE is presented through special arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R & H Theatricals, A Concord Theatricals Company
Director: Toni Garson
Musical Directors: Alex Pelham-Waerea and Dane Moeke
Choreographer: Tess Benseman
To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. 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 pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
Kirikiriroa, it’s time to cut loose to Footloose!
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