Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL
The 80s Top 40 film never sounded so good, boasting the original songs audiences have loved for decades, and more. A throwback to teen romance, angst and, of course, the need to dance, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
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. Footloose boasts an Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) with dynamic new songs.
Starring: Josh Vazquez as Reverend Shaw, Marissa Brewer as Vi Moore, Jessie Dau as Ariel, AJ Rodriguez as Ren, Andrew Bausher as Willard and Rachel Knappenberger as Rusty. Rounding out the cast: Josh Yanuzzi, Josh Kim, Kyleigh Vicoso, Jack Warnke, Brogan Shay, Hailey Knight, Paige Sheridan, Paige Horvath, Nik Peterson, Mason Steltz, Eric Smith, Max Wetherhold, Connor Roberts, Alexa Scheetz, Aaron Hill, Chloe Marturano, Mikayla Fuentes, Jadyn Fuentes, Becca Hobart, Olivia Theisen, Megan Hammer, Abby Roth, and Madison Eisenhart.
The cast is made of up young performers ages 13 - 24 from Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, and Monroe Counties in PA and Hunterdon County in New Jersey.
Star of the Day 'kicks' off its 2018 Summer Season with this fun, pop musical, appropriate for most audiences. Under the executive leadership of Kirsten Almeida, the theater pursues a mission entertain, educate, and encourage the community through music, theatre, and dance as it strives to bring quality entertainment to diverse audiences in the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County.
The 80s Prom themed opening night performance is Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7PM. We invite everyone to come dressed in their favorite 80s fashion. Weekend performances are Saturday, June 23, 2018 2PM & 7PM, Sunday, June 24, 2018 2PM & 7PM.
STAR OF THE DAY PRESENTS
Footloose the 80s Top 40 musical, Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Presented with permission from Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals.
When: June 22 - 24, 2018
$18 Adults, $15 Seniors, $12 Students
Where: McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown, PA 18055
Run Time: approximately 120 minutes
Content Advisory: Suitable for most ages. Mild language and innuendos, more mature situations.
Box Office: 484-809-9228, www.StaroftheDay.org