Footloose

Footloose

Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie, Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, Jim Steinman

Footloose

Footloose

Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie, Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, Jim Steinman

Overview

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 Forty 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.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Tom Snow

Tom Snow has been making music, recording albums and writing hits for himself and other artists - on record, on radio, in the United States and all over the world - since the early 1980s.

He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture: "L ...

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Dean Pitchford

Born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Yale University, Dean Pitchford performed off- and on-Broadway (Godspell; Pippin) before turning to songwriting, screenwriting and directing.

Dean was nominated for four Academy Awards (winning the 1981 Best Song Oscar for "Fame," ...

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Walter Bobbie

Walter Bobbie directed the New York productions of Bright Star, Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Chicago, The Submission, Cabin Pressure, The Savannah Disputation, New Jerusalem, High Fidelity, The Other Woman, The Marri ...

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Eric Carmen

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Sammy Hagar

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Kenny Loggins

Jim Steinman

Though Jim Steinman began in the theatre, he is best known as a songwriter/producer whose records have sold more than 96 million copies.

The L.A. Times described him as the Richard Wagner of rock. At Amherst College he wrote and starred in an epic musical The Dream Engine. It ...

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