Arcadians Theatre Group
Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by TOM SNOW Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD
Additional Music by ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS and JIM STEINMAN
FOOTLOOSE is presented through special arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical on behalf of
R & H Theatricals, A Concord Theatricals Company
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 isnâ€™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 townâ€™s youth that he cannot command in his own home.
When the reverendâ€™s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Renâ€™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 rockinâ€™ 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.
Information Night: Thurs 8 September at 7pm, at the Minerâ€™s Lamp Theatre.
Thursday 29th September 2022 from 5pm & Saturday 1st October 2022 from 9am.
Callbacks (if needed) will be Thursday 6th October from 7pm.
*You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of the first show (17 Feb 2023) in order to audition.
REN McCORMACK – teenage boy from Chicago
ETHEL McCORMACK – his mother
REVEREND SHAW MOORE – the minister of Bomont
VI MOORE – his wife
ARIEL MOORE – their teenage daughter
LULU WARNICKER – Ren’s aunt
WES WARNICKER – her husband
COACH ROGER DUNBAR – the high school gym teacher
ELEANOR DUNBAR – his wife
RUSTY – Ariel’s best friend
URLEEN – Ariel’s friend
WENDY JO – Ariel’s friend
CHUCK CRANSTON – Ariel’s boyfriend
LYLE – Chuck’s buddy
TRAVIS – Chuck’s buddy
BETTY BLAST – the owner of The Burger Blast
WILLIARD HEWITT – Ren’s friend, a country boy
PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARKE
JETER – Ren’s friend
BICKLE – Ren’s friend
GARVIN – Ren’s friend
COWBOY BOB – the lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que
COWBOY BOB’S BAND
TOWNSPEOPLE and HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Footloose will be presented at the Minerâ€™s Lamp Theatre in Corrimal.
Fri 17 February 2023 at 7:30pm
Sat 18 February 2023 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Sun 19 February 2023 at 1:30pm
Fri 24 February 2023 at 7:30pm
Sat 25 February 2023 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Director – Charlie Preston
Producer – Beth Hilton
Musical Director – Rowan Keyes
Co-choreographer – Katie Pearce
Co-choreographer – Holly Severn
Assistant Director – Janne-Maree McNeice
Technical Director – Martin Keyes
Youth (17 & Under): $20