2022 Summer Mainstage Musical Production

FOOTLOOSE, the musical
Presented by Service Credit Union

Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman

The Festival’s summer production will be directed by Tom Alsip, Director of the Musical Theatre Program for the University of New Hampshire Theater Department. This will be Alsip’s first summer in the park and he will be joined by Festival favorites, choreographer Mary Beth Marino and Music Director Kathy Fink. 

Performances June 24th through August 14th, 2022 (Thursdays through Sundays generally)

PLAY SYNOPSIS

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local reverend, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. 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 pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. 

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

 

We are thrilled to announce the full cast for the 2022 production of FOOTLOOSE, who have been hard at work in rehearsals!The cast of Footloose stretch for a rehearsal

Presented by Service Credit Union, FOOTLOOSE will premiere on the Wilcox Main Stage Friday, June 24th and run most weeks Thursday through Sunday until August 14th. 

Based on the popular 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, the crowd-pleasing movie musical delivers dynamic new songs and the powerhouse hits from its bestselling Oscar-nominated score. Footloose celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness. 

 

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The Festival is excited to bring the rockin’ rhythm of its Top Forty score to Prescott Park this summer. Footloose will be directed by Tom Alsip, Director of the Musical Theatre Program for the University of New Hampshire Theatre Department. This will be Alsip’s first summer in the park and he will be joined by Festival favorites, Choreographer Mary Beth Marino, and Music Director Kathy Fink

      
       Tom Alsip             |             Kathy Fink          |     Mary Beth Marino

 

Footloose Cast List

Ren McCormack……………………………….…………  Ryan Behan

Reverend Shaw Moore…………………………………..  Kevin Mahaney

Ariel Moore…………………………..…………….……….  Julia Yameen

Vi Moore……………………………………………….……  Moriel Behar

Rusty……………………………………………..……….….  Deidre Thompson

Willard Hewitt………………………………………….……  Zeke Solis

Ethel McCormack…………………………………………  Ava Mahan 

Chuck Cranston……………………………………………  Andrew Johnson

Urleen………………………………………………………..   Tia Marie Apicella

Wendy Jo……………………………………………………  Alexandra Burke

Coach Dunbar …………………………………………….  Drew DeSimone

Coach Dunbar Understudy …………………………..…  Mike Blackman 

Cowboy Bob/Principal Harry Clark ……………………  Liam Ellis

Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast/Dance Captain…………  Sophie Calderwood

Ensemble:  Madeleine Aubin, Gavin Blonda, Ella Luke, James Matthews, Cam Mulcahy, Shea O’Keefe, Stella Ridolfi


 

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