Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Directed by Joe Dahl, Stage Director; Jamie Pitt, Musical Director; Amanda Poulson, Choreographer
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory now bursts onto the live stage. 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 laws, including a ban on dancing. The ban is the brainchild of a preacher determined to exercise the control over the town youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her cap for Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar-nominated top 40 score to which new, dynamic songs have been added, "Footloose" celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
Four Seasons Youth Theatre offers youth-only musical theatre productions with emphasis on the learning process, providing a community based program that combines performance with education, highlighting historical context, performance skills, and behind the scenes training. This edition of "Footloose" will feature a student cast, while the orchestra and production staff will consist of professionals from the Madison area.
Produced by Four Seasons Youth Theatre at Mitby Theater, MATC, Madison
Performances: September 26-28, 2008
Performance Times: 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday 2:00 pm Sunday
Ticket Prices: TBA
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Auditions will be held on the following days:
Four Seasons Youth Theatre’s "Footloose" is a city wide production open to all students ages 12 – 20.
Please visit www.fourseasonstheatre.com/shows/footloose_2008/ to download "Footloose" information and audition guidelines.
Email Amanda Poulson at apoulson@fourseasonstheatre with your request for an audition day and time. It is best to offer a block of time during which you are available in case the exact time you would prefer is already filled. You will receive a confirmation email once your request is received.