FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at Jenny Wiley Theatre

FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at Jenny Wiley Theatre

Footloose is based off of a story about Ren McCormack moving to a small town where the local government has banned dancing and rock music, and how he leads his classmates around the law and Reverend Shaw Moore to have a real senior prom. The music is by Tom Snow(among others), the lyrics by Dean Pitchford (with additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins), and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

The production opens tonight, June 15th, at the Jenny Wiley Theatre (121 Theatre Court Prestonsburg, KY) and will continue through Saturday, July 7th.

The cast of Footloose the Musical features: Will Callahan, Alison Nusbaum, Ruben del Valle, Dee Selmore, Toni Baker, Bethany Jervis, Chandler Matkins, Dylan Martin, Sami Weathersby, Bailey Seeker, Rachel Pusey, Cecilia Snow, Sam Van Vleet, Zach Perrin, Robert Poole, Payton Trout, Haleigh Hunt, Hayden Schubert, Justin Norwood, Lisa Hunt, Allie Butcher, Katie Davis, Maria Boissonneault, Breia Kelley, Alyssa Buckley, Caitlyn Justice, Hope Watts. Isabel Van Hoose, Jesse Plourde, and Lauryn McCoy.

The creative team includes: Joey Murray (Director) Valerie Salgado (Choreographer), Braden Chudzik (Music Director), Darryl Willard (Set/Lighting Designer), Jacob George (Sound Designer), Erin Barnett (Costume Designer), and Chelsey Steinmetz (Stage Manager).

Full schedule and tickets for Footloose the Musical are available on www.jwtheatre.com or you can call the box office at 1(877)CALL-JWT.

Joey Murray (DIrector) is a New York City based theatre, concert, and music video director whose work has been seen at performing art centers, regional theaters and arenas all over the United States and China. He was the Interim Artistic Director and is the current Casting Director for Jenny Wiley Theatre, eastern Kentucky's longest operating professional theatre, where he has directed numerous productions, including: Disney's Tarzan, Oliver!, 9 to 5, The Robber Bridegroom and Footloose. He most recently directed Hair at Pentangle Arts and The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Fordham University. Selected Regional: Godspell at ArtisTree's Grange Theatre, Cabaret at Pentangle Arts, the regional tour and Queens Theatre production of Polkadots: The Musical, and Holidays at the Hard Rock! featuring renowned Broadway and recording artist Linda Eder at the Hard Rock Arena in Ft. Lauderdale. Murray served as Associate Director for the Broadway-bound production of CAN-CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse, and is the resident director for The Broadway Dolls, an award-winning concert experience featuring a cast of the most in-demand women on Broadway. NYC: New York Musical Festival (NYMF), New York Int'l Fringe Festival, New York Theatre Barn; Theatre at St. Clements; 54 Below; Joe's Pub; The Triad/Stage 72; Birdland; Zipper Theatre. Music video debut for Element Music, an NYC-based entertainment company featuring some of the music industry's leading musicians. Murray is a graduate of Catholic University, and studied playwriting and directing at New York University and The Barrow Group. SDC Associate.

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