HARP to present "Footloose"
M usic by Tom Snow | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford.
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the HARP stage with exhilarating results. Directed by Stephanie Everett , Musical Direction by Wendy Jo Nagy , and Orchestra by Scott Sheehan, Footloose will pack the Hollidayburg Senior High Auditorium with unforgettable music and dance. Choreographer Melissa Baser has created new dance numbers for this talented group.
When Ren ( played by Harp veteran Wyett Cree ) and his mother ( Paige Matteson) 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 ( Kyle Gornick ), determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious
daughter ( Mckenna Rabel ) sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend ( Blake Walter ) 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 top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm h eart and an open mind.
Harp's "Footloose" takes the Senior High stage on Thursday , Friday , and Saturday , November
13,14,&15 at 7pm each night. Tickets are $8.00 for center sections and $6.00 for side and rear seating. The Senior High box office will be open Monday Thur Saturday 11/10---11/15 from 4pm till 7pm. Tickets can also be ordered online at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan to be part of the excitement as Footloose comes to Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.