Ozark Actors Theatre | 701 N Cedar St Rolla, MO 65401 | (573) 364-9523

Footloose

Footloose

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

June 22 - July 2, 2017

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. Set to the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) 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.  Rated PG

PERFORMANCES June 22 - 25, June 29 - July 2, 2017

  • Thursday,  June 22, 7:30pm
  • Friday,       June 23, 2pm
  • Friday,       June 23, 7:30pm
  • Saturday,   June 24, 7:30pm
  • Sunday,     June 25, 2pm
  • Thursday,  June 29, 7:30pm
  • Friday,       June 30, 2pm
  • Friday,       June 30, 7:30pm
  • Saturday,   July 1, 7:30pm
  • Sunday,     July 2, 2pm

All performances are presented at THE CEDAR STREET PLAYHOUSE, 701 North Cedar, Rolla MO, 65401.

SPONSOR
This production generously sponsored by Phelps County Bank.

 

 

CAST

Ren McCormack: NICHOLAS REESE
Ethel McCormack: LAURA LIGHT
Reverend Shaw Moore: BRYAN DOBSON *
Vi Moore: JAMIE UNGER
Ariel Moore: HOLLYN GAYLE BEANS
Lulu Warnicker: BECKY SMITH
Wes Warnicker: JEFF WILLIAMS
Coach Roger Dunbar: CRAIG PHILLIPS
Eleanor Dunbar: TERRI CHEATHAM
Rusty: MELISSA CAMPBELL
Urleen: JENNIFER BARNABA
Wendy Jo: KELSEY SUMRALL
Chuck Cranston: CHRISTOPHER BURCH
Lyle: KOBE BROWN
Travis: KELLY BROWN
Betty Blast: SUSAN HOLMES
Willard Hewitt: CALEB LONG
Principal Clark: SUSAN HOLMES
Garvin: SAMUEL WILSDORF
Cowboy Bob: CRAIG PHILLIPS
Ensemble: FLETCHER COLLINS, ALORAH JONES, AUDREY SMITH, CHRISTABEL SOUTHARDS, CAITI TOWNLEY, GABI TOWNLEY, MACKENZIE TOWNLEY

*denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association

 PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: ERIK BLOOMQUIST
Choreographer: JULIA WIEGERT
Music Director: TITUS KAUTZ
Scenic Designer: JACK GOLDEN
Lighting Designer: KEVIN SHAW
Sound Designer / Engineer: BLAKE HARDIN
Costume Designer: STEPHI JORANDBY
Props Designer: LAURA LIGHT
Master Carpenter: TEDDY HATLEY
Stage Manager: JIM WELCH *
Assistant Stage Manager: KATIE METZ *
Master Electrician: JASON BOES
Scenic Painter: SAGE MELBY
Production Interns:
Stitcher/Wardrobe : NATALIE WRHEL

*denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association