Footloose the Musical

July 14, 2013  |  Posted by: Kathy Tyner

What:
Footloose
Directed by Mark Hawkins
Musical Direction by Lynn Ambrose
Choreographed by Mary Jerome

Where:
KD Studio Theatre
Trinity River Arts Center
2600 Stemmons Frwy
Suite 180
Dallas, TX 75207

When:
July 25-28
Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM

Tickets:
$8 Students-$15 General Admission ON SALE NOW  Get Tickets

kd-ip-footloose 250DALLAS, TEXAS KD Studio’s Imagination Players’ production of Footloose bursts onto the live stage with the story of a small town where the memory of a tragedy has caused the ban of rock music and dancing. Ren McCormack moves from Chicago and quickly finds himself at odds with the repressive atmosphere of the community led by the Reverend Shaw Moore. Ren is alarmed to find that dancing is not allowed anywhere in the town after a fatal accident five years before which took the lives of four boys coming home from a dance. Frustrated by his new stifling environment, Ren declares to take on the town and throw a dance igniting a revolution among his classmates. Breaking every taboo, Ren manages to bring dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy.

Footloose (the musical) is based off the Paramount film of the same name. The movie version, released in 1984, launched the careers of Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack, John Lithgow as the conservative Reverend Shaw Moore, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Rusty. The musical opened on Broadway on October 22, 1998, and ran for 709 performances until July 2000. The book was adapted for the stage by the original movie’s creator, Dean Pitchford, as well as Walter Bobbie. With lyrics written by Pitchford and music by Tom Snow, the score includes classic 80’s anthems such as, “Holding Out For a Hero”, “Let’s Hear It For the Boy”, and “Almost Paradise” and the title track, “Footloose”.

This show is a high energy, enthusiastic show full of dancing and the best of 80’s anthem rock. With a powerhouse score and a relatable book, Footloose is a classic story of overcoming grief, and experiencing growth and emotional healing, symbolically represented by dancing, as well as persevering with determination to fight for the things you love most.

Musical Director Lynn Ambrose exclaims “In addition to the music, Footloose is all about the dancing and our choreographer, Mary Jerome will not disappoint you. This is a show that will not only get you to kick off your Sunday shoes, but will knock your socks off too! Footloose is the perfect combination of music, dancing, laughter, and spirit; a celebration about the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. With a dynamic cast and crew, Footloose is a show you don’t want to miss!” In addition to Musical Director Lynn Ambrose and Choreographer Mary Jerome, Mark Hawkins makes his directorial debut with Imagination Players.

Join Imagination Players in their teen production of Footloose at KD Studio Theatre/Trinity River Arts Center July 25-28, 2013. Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Prices for adult tickets are $15 and students are $8.