FootlooseSing and Dance with Footloose


June 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 2014
Music by Tom Snow, Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
Directed by Karla Brady Wilhelm

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory 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 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 score 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.

Staff:

Director - Karla Wilhelm
Vocal Director - Racheal Thurman
Choreographer - Megan Walter
Stage Manager - Josh Bertram

meet the director

Karla WilhelmKarla Wilhelm (Director) began directing in high school at a summer outdoor theatre in southern Illinois. Moving on with a musical theatre emphasis at Millikin, she took a hiatus from theatre until she had the opportunity to direct the All City District 186 production of Les Miserables at Springfield High School, followed by Real to Reel Where Broadway Meets the Big Screen, and Cinderella. Then she and her team rocked the TIP stage in 2011 with the Disney musical version of the movie Camp Rock. Our team is once again combining forces to "cut loose" with the updated musical version of Footloose! ....everybody cut, everybody cut FOOTLOOSE!

 

cast

FOOTLOOSE DANCERS/CHORUS Kristen Ed, Vince Eller, Lindsay Finnell, Annie Kate Gerdes, Alec Glisson, Annelise Mool, Jordan Riley, Emma Robinson, Alina Sinha, Mauri Wilhelm
REN McCORMACK

ARIEL MOORE

REVEREND SHAW MOORE

VI MOORE

ETHEL McCORMACK

WILLARD HEWITT

CHUCK CRANSTON

BETTY BLAST

RUSTY

WENDY-JO

URLEEN

JETER

JENA

BICKLE

BRI

GARVIN

GABI -

LYLE  

TRAVIS

COWBOY BOB

LULU WARNICKER

WES WARNICKER

COACH ROGER DUNBAR

ELEANOR DUNBAR

PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK

COP

TOWNSGIRL
Matt Woodson

Rachelle Smith

Keith Wilson

Karen Gerdes

Wendy Glisson

Ian Davis

Patrick Sosman

Emily Waters

Elizabeth Farris

Dana Caspar

Haley Muller

Nathaniel Ed

TBA

Lucas Mazzini

Hannah Levin

Austin Sprouse

Kynzie Ashbaugh

Adam Sprouse

TBA

Darrin Thurman

Laurie Barton

Bill Barton

Ed Norris

Carol Woodrum

Scott Wilhelm

Josh Bertram

Reese Woodrum

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