Curtain set to rise on Thurber’s ‘Footloose’

This year’s musical production Footloose, the Musical opens on Feb. 4 at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School’s drama studio.

This year’s musical production Footloose, the Musical opens on Feb. 4 at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School’s drama studio.

Some people will still remember the feature film from 1984 titled Footloose. It was later revamped for Broadway, with a show running from 1998 to 2000. The musical keeps some of the original hit songs, including Holding Out for a Hero, The Girl Gets Around and Almost Paradise.

The musical tells about teenager Ren McCormack, who has to try to fit in within the small country town of Bomont after arriving from his hometown of Chicago.

Not only is dancing frowned upon in the town, it is against the law. The production has an age 13-plus rating due to language and mature content.

There will be shows from Feb. 4 to 6 and Feb. 10 to 12, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the musical getting underway at 7:30 p.m. A matinee is set for Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m.

A student matinee, with a question and answer period to follow, will take place on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available through community programs at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School at 403-342-1059.