SALT Performing Arts Cuts Loose with Footloose, February 21 – March 1, 2020

SALT Performing Arts Cuts Loose with Footloose, February 21 - March 1, 2020

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto SALT’s stage with exhilarating results. Based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name, Footloose is a high energy, fun, 80’s dance show containing pop-rock hits like “Almost Paradise,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Holding out for a Hero,” and “Footloose.”

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 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 and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

“Footloose is an exciting way for us to kick off our 2020 season and beat the winter blues, as it’s such an uplifting, fun show,” says Lauren McComas, SALT President and Artistic Director. “We realize it’s hard to attend a performance of Footloose without bringing pre-conceived notions with you from the movie you know and love. Our version will deliver on your expectations and then some with our clever, high-powered chorography, superb vocals and talent, as well as the special effects and imaginative touches for which SALT is known.”

Performances are:

Friday, February 21 — 7- 9:30 PM

Saturday, February 22 — 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM

Sunday, February 23 — 11AM – 1:30, 3 – 5:30 PM

Friday, February 28 — 7- 9:30 PM

Saturday, February 29 — 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM

Sunday, March 1 — 11AM – 1:30, 3 – 5:30 PM

CAST:

Ren McCormack: Schyler Marsh, Ariel Moore: Saree Fioravanti, Reverend Shaw Moore: Mark Dixon, Vi Moore: Alicia Huppman, Chuck Cranston: Brad DeLeone, Willard Hewitt: AJ Tantala, Rusty: Avery Meier, Ethel McCormack: Mary Jo Springer, Wendy Jo: Gabrielle Robino, Urleen & Ariel Understudy: Hannah Elliott, Jeter/Boy 1: TJ McCarthy, Bickle/Boy 2: Sean Springer, Garvin/Boy 3: Will Bergbauer, Lyle & Willard Understudy: Drew Kalkiewicz, Travis/Ren & Chuck Understudy: Logan Stommel, Wes Warnicker: Ben Fried, Lulu Warnicker: Eva Thomas, Coach Roger Dunbar: David Craig, Eleanore Dunbar: Rae Rosenbayger, Cowboy Bob: Dylan Zangwill, Betty Blast/Principal Clark/Rusty Understudy: Heather Kalkiewicz, Ensemble/Band/Cop: Riley DeVries, Ensemble/Band: Riley Bocchicchio, &  Michael Meck, Ensemble: Evelyn Kozlowski, Jenna Walls, Gabby Snyder, Katy Engleman and Ashley Zammetti

CREW:
Director/Choreographer: Chelsea Barnett, Assistant Director: David Craig, Music Director/Conductor: Mike Toolan, Accompanist: Stephen Fisher, Stage Manager: Liana Henrie , Assistant Stage Manager: Mike Styer, Costume Designer/Props Master: Elizabeth Tozer, Costume Assistant: Traci Zammetti,
Light/Set/Sound Design: Robbie Merow, Master Carpenter: David Craig, Producer/Resident Casting Director: Lauren McComas, Marketing Director/House Manager: Judy Elliott

Admission is $17 – $30 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets for Footloose go to https://www.saltpa.com/footloose.

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