2 hrs 30 mins w/ 1 intermission
Set to the rokin' 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 compies!) 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.
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the ineitable 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.
THAYNE JASPERSON, as Ren McCormack, was recently seen on the hit reality TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, season 4! He then continued on to the SYTYCD National and Canadian tour, and is ecstatic to now play the role of REN! More
KYLI RAE, as Ariel Moore, began her professional career in such shows as Kids Inc. and General Hospital. She has danced with the Joffrey Ballet and on the Academy Awards under the direction of Debbie Allen. More