2016-2017 UPPER SCHOOL THEATRE ARTS SEASON
San Domenico Upper School Presents Footloose The Musical
Directed by Erica Smith
Musical Direction by Denise Wharmby
Choreography by Rinabeth Apostol
One of the most explosive movie musicals of the eighties 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 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, Ariel, 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. To the rockin' 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, this show features a huge cast of characters and a story that moves and inspires!