CHIPLEY — Spanish Trail Playhouse is proud to present "Footloose: The Musical" tonight at the theater, which is located in the historic Chipley High School.
The play starts at 7 p.m., and there will be performances Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (65 & up) and Military (with ID) and $10 for students aged 12 yrs to 17 yrs. Tickets have been selling quickly, said Director Kevin Russell, who expects the performance to open to a sold-out theater this evening.
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. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated score 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.
Music Direction by Rachel Webb
Choreography by Deanna Kay Bailey and Meredith Moreau
Blake Collins as Ren McCormack,
Malinda Locke as Ariel Moore,
Phyllis Sloan as Ethel McCormack,
Rob Nixon as Shaw Moore,
Terrie Garrett as Vi Moore,
John David Brown as Willard Hewitt,
Andrew Sadler as Chuck Cranston,
Jacquie Funderburk as Lulu Warnicker,
Emory Wells as Wes Warnicker,
Raymond Bixby as Coach Dunbar,
Diane Webb as Eleanor Dunbar,
Sierra Hill as Rusty,
Ashleigh Stowe as Urleen,
Julie Wells as Wendy Jo,
TJ Herndon as Jeter,
Matthew Shook as Bickle,
Blake Bush as Garvin,
Atrayu Adkins as Lyle,
Taylor Young as Travis,
Carrie Bennett as Principal Harriett Clark,
Kevin Russell as Cowboy Bob,
Deanna Bailey as Betty Blast.
Townspeople and Dance Ensemble:
This production is rated PG for mild language. The Spanish Trail Playhouse is located at 680 Second Street in Chipley inside the Historic Chipley High School.
Tickets may be reserved via phone by calling 638-9113.