Footloose, the Musical


  • 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

    About the Show: 

    Mountain Brook High School Theatre will be performing the high-energy, explosive spectacle, Footloose the Musical, Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford with

    additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. 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 pins a father longing for the son he lost against 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, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

    The show features performances by high school students both onstage and off. Come out and be a part of a truly one-of-a-kind theatrical experience as Spartan Theatre presents this one of a kind experience! Tickets are $12 online and can be purchased through MB Gofan website.  Limited seating available for each performance. Performance in the MBHS Black Box. For more information about MBHS theatre, please contact Jane Ganey (ganeyj@mtnbrook.k12.al.us). Production is presented through licensing and special arrangements by Concord Theatricals 250 W. 57th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10107-0102 (866) 979-0447 info@concordtheatricals.com

    Performance Information:

    Each performance will be at Mountain Brook High School in the Black Box. There is limited seating for each performance.

    Thursday, March 14th            7:00 p.m.

    Friday, March 15th                 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, March 16th            7:00 p.m.

    Sunday, March 17th              2:00 p.m.

    Ticket Information:

    Tickets for this production will be $12 and will be sold online through GoFan. 

    Production Staff and Cast:

    Director: Jane Ganey

    Musical Director: David Mandt

    Choreographer: Brian Curl

    Production Stage Manager: William Stringfellow*

    Assistant Stage Managers: Kade Bruner & Caitlin Speake

    Lightboard Operator: Colin Webb

    Soundboard Operator: Ellie Grace Farmer 

    Mic Operator: Grant Cooper

    Followspot Operator: Kennedy Johnson & Sophia Self

    Backstage Crew: Sophia deOnis & Ellie Rice

    Cast:

    Ren McCormack: Wiley Cooper

    Ariel Moore: Lily Padgett*

    Ethel McCormack: Samantha Wedell

    Rev. Shaw Moore: Austin Langton*

    Vi Moore: Olivia Mahoney

    Rusty: Maggie Bearden

    Wendy Jo: Lily Lott*

    Urleen: Mary Cate Cone

    Willard Hewitt: Finn Lightner

    Chuck Cranston: Sam Eagan

    LuLu Warnicker: Miriam Barrett*

    Wes Warnicker: Wren Emory-Johnson 

    Coach Dunbar: Doug Shook

    Eleanor Dunbar: Josie Gagliano*

    Principal: Emerson Holloway*

    Cop: Beth Owens

    Betty: Serena Epstein

    Jeter: Daye Christopher*

    Bickle: Sydney Clark

    Garvin: Lillian O’Keeffe

    Cowboy Bob: Wren Emory -Johnson

    Cowboy Bob Gals: Olivia Carns, Ada Dapkus, Alice Loveman, Camden Rhodes

    Kid Ensemble:  Olivia Carns, Daye Christopher, Sydney Clark, Ada Dapkus, Henry Kimbrough, Emily Krawczyk, Alice Loveman, Camden Rhodes, Bergen Wilkinson

    Adult Ensemble: Miriam Barrett*, Serena Epstein, Josie Gagliano*, Emerson Holloway, Olivia Mahoney, Lillian O’Keeffe, Beth Owens, Samantha Wedell