Claudia Boettcher Theatre, The Masters School, 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Footloose The Musical will have you dancing in your seat to the rock’ in 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.
Based on the original movie, Footloose The Musical tells the story of the lively city boy, Ren, who moves to a small town where dancing has been banned by an anxious Reverend. After the culture shock sets in, Ren tries to gain support from his friends to overturn the extreme ban, and while doing so, he catches the attention of the preacher’s daughter. The incredible pop/rock score features such hits as “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and the hit title song by Kenny Loggins that will bring audiences to their feet – “Footloose.”
A cast and crew of more than 40 students have been working hard since last November. They will be supported by a professional pit band led by the production’s musical director and conductor, Katie Meadows. “It has been 15 years since I last directed Footloose, its first high school production in Maryland. I anticipate that our Masters production will generate as much excitement. It should be a fun musical evening with a universal story line that celebrates our youth,” offers Drama and Dance Department Chair Chris Briante.
Masters does not charge admission and has an open seating policy.
Footloose contains some PG content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.