THS Musicals at the Stephen Sondheim High School Musical Theatre Awards Gala!
Robert E. McCarthy Auditorium
Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD
and WALTER BOBBIE
Music by TOM SNOW
Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD
THS Musicals is excited to bring the rockin’ rhythm of the Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs: Footloose.
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 preacher, 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 pits a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.