Final ‘Footloose’ show set for today
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Bradley Central High School's theater company, DramaCentral, will have the last performance of its production of “Footloose: The Musical” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

“Footloose” tells the story of Ren, a Chicago native, uprooted by family crisis and transplanted to the small town of Bomont, Ga., where he finds himself the object of gossip and scorn in a completely different world.

The residents of Bomont have also suffered devastating loss, the Moore family especially, and the town has outlawed most music and all dancing. Ren sets about attempting to change the law and thus the entire town, all the while changing himself and the lives of the people around him.

Based on the 1984 film of the same name, “Footloose” explores issues such as faith and doubt, trust and fear and sorrow and renewal through touching as well as foot-stomping music and dance.

“Footloose” stars BCHS seniors Robbie Goins as Ren McCormick, Alex Smith as the Rev. Shaw Moore, Allie McCosh as Ariel Moore and Brendan Hayes as Chuck Cranston.

DramaCentral’s production is directed by Lindsey Smith Bell with musical direction by BCHS alumni Cody Glover and Riley Shull, with assistance from Paul Cannon.

“Footloose” is stage managed by senior Levi Peels and choreographed by local dance instructor and choreographer Tria Montgomery of Onstage Dance and Music Company.

The music in “Footloose” is by Tom Snow, and lyrics are by Academy Award, Golden-Globe Award, Grammy-Award and Tony-Award winning artist Dean Pitchford, who also wrote the original screenplay. Additional music and lyrics were written by music icons such as Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggin and Jim Steinman. The book and stage adaptation are by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

The musical performance will be held in the Fine Arts Theater on the campus of Bradley Central High School.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call 423-476-0650.