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Footloose (The Musical) 2012

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

Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on
behalf of R & H THEATRICALS of New York

8 - 11 February 2012

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Ren McCormack Jacob Leeson
Ethel McCormack Rebecca Beasley
Rev. Shaw Moore Christian Darnell
Vi Moore Lottie Heimes
Ariel Moore Becky Bakewell
Rusty Rowan Beaumont
Urleen Rosie Morris
Wendy Jo Amy North
Chuck Cranston Aaron Richardson
Willard Hewitt George Evans
Lyle Sam Bruce
Jeter Owen Lingard
Bickle Mai-Lan Vu
Garvin Justine Moore
Lulu Warnicker Jordan Horn
Coach Dunbar Abbie Thorpe
Principal Clark Beckie Davey
Cowboy Bob Owen Lingard
Betty Blast Emma Hewitt
Eleanor, Council Leader Loren Hill
Cop Danielle Starkey
Jolene (Country Singer) Abi Cheetham
Townsfolk/High School Students

Abi Cheetham, April Briers, Bronte Heller, Charlotte Whittle, Chloe Moore, Danielle Starkey, Emily Phelps, Emma Hewitt, Georgia Davies, Hannah Sharp, Jemma Taylor, Jennifer Bood, Kate Foster, Loren Hill, Megan Horn, Nicola Heyworth,
Olivia Needham, Paige Brierley & Thomas Malpas


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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer & Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Hazel Needham
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Assistant Choreographers Charlotte Hall & Michelle Spencer
Costume Director Sue Penver
Technical Director/Sound Operation James White
Lighting Design/Operation Paul Boneham
Stage Management Adam Green
Stage Crew Alan Jamieson, Howard Rogerson, Kevin Spencer,
Lynsey Bloomfield, Mark Perry & Pete Yeomans
Set Provided By Proscenium Ltd
Properties Mel Downes & Jane Whittle
Front Of House Manager Julia Painting
Box Office Jane Evans
Raffle Lorna North
Poster/programme Cover/Photography Nigel Painting
Programme Ben Cooper, Julia Painting & Adrian Dobson
Additional Photography Stu Ratcliffe
Publicity Michelle Spencer
Fundraising Sue Penver, Jane Evans & Lorna North
Chaperones Debbie Hill, Helen Starkey, Lee Bowley, Michelle Spencer,
Stu Ratcliffe & Tina Phelps
Videography Wallis Videos
Website Stu Ratcliffe
Additional Thanks Hind Leys College Principal, Caretakers, Theatre & Community Staff, in particular, Steve & Linda Dootson;
Stephenson's College; Christchurch Methodist Church; Shepshed Town Council: Our Patrons;
Our Front Of House Volunteers; and anyone else who has assisted or supported us in any way for this production

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SYNOPSIS

The Story of Footloose-The Musical

Act One
Chicago.  A group of young people have gathered at their favourite dance club to unwind and say goodbye to Ren McCormack. Ren’s father has walked out, so he and his mother are forced to move in with her sister’s family, in a small town nobody has ever heard of – Bomont. Ren soon finds himself at odds with the repressive atmosphere in Bomont, where the spiritual life of the community is overseen by the powerful local minister Reverend Moore. Ren is stunned to learn that dancing is not allowed anywhere within the town limits of Bomont. His new friends explain that this law dates back five years to a car accident that claimed the lives of four Bomont teenagers; in the flood of grief and guilt that followed that tragedy, Rev Moore managed to convince the town council to ban dancing. The only person seemingly unfazed by Rev Moore’s iron-fisted control is his daughter Ariel.
Following a bout with her jealous boyfriend, Ren walks Ariel home, and they find they have a lot in common. But, Rev Moore forbids Ariel from seeing Ren again, citing him as a trouble-maker, despite his wife’s pleas. Annoyed the minister walks away.
The next day frustrated by his new stifling environment Ren vow’s to “take on this town” and incites a revolution by his classmates: “to throw a dance”.

Act Two
Ren drives Ariel and friends 100 miles outside Bomont to a dance hall where they party into the night and teach Willard how to dance. When Ariel finally arrives home, her defiance infuriates Rev Moore, who denies he has become too severe since the death of his son, one of the teenagers killed in the fateful car accident. Angered he walks away again.
At the long awaited town council meeting, with Ariel’s help Ren makes his case for a dance. When the motion is defeated, he is devastated, but his mother convinces him that Rev Moore “fixed” the vote, and urges him to try again and speak privately with the minister.
Ren goes to the church, but after a brief discussion in which Rev Moore is unable to share his fears and motivation for continuing the ban, he asks Ren to leave and turns away. Appalled by his own actions, it is only then that the minister realises how much the pain of his son’s death has overshadowed his life, and the lives of everyone in Bomont. After a struggle with his conscience, he announces to his parishioners that he has had a change of heart; that, in fact a dance might be a good idea.
And so, for the first time in years, the young people of Bomont are able to dance freely and as everyone joins in, the evening finally becomes not only a celebration, but also an ecstatic expression of healing. They dared to dance and “Everybody Cut Footloose!”

 


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Footloose Rusty, Urleen, Wendy Jo & Ensemble
On Any Sunday Rev. Moore, Ren, Ethel & Ensemble
The Girl Gets Around Chuck, Ariel & Lyle
I Can't Stand Still Ren
Somebody's Eyes Rusty, Urleen, Wendy Jo & Ensemble
Learning To Be Silent Vi, Ethel & Ariel
Holding Out For A Hero Ariel, Rusty, Urleen & Wendy Jo
Somebody's Eyes (Reprise) Rusty, Urleen, Wendy Jo, Chuck & Lyle
Heaven Help Me Rev. Moore
I'm Free/Heaven Help Me (Reprise) Ren, Rev. Moore & Ensemble
   
ACT TWO  
Still Rockin' Ensemble
Let's Make Believe Jolene
Let's Hear It For The Boy Rusty & Ensemble
Can you Find It In Your Heart? Vi
Dancing Is Not A Crime Ren
Mama Says (You Can't Back Down) Willard, Bickle, Garvin, Jeter & Ren
Almost Paradise Ren & Ariel
Can You Find It In Your Heart? (Reprise) Rev. Moore
Footloose (Finale) Ensemble
Megamix Ensemble

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