Are you ready to cut Loose…Footloose?
Kick off your Sunday shoes and summon your inner Kevin Bacon!
MLOC Productions is proud to present their first production for 2017, FOOTLOOSE the Musical
Based on the 1984 hit movie with Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow, the musical pits rebellious high school students against repressive parents, and liberal big cities against conservative small towns.
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the local laws – including a ban on dancing – which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town’s youths. When the Reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation and many of the locals are 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.
Footloose is a musical filled with love, heart, and open youthful energy, a story about dancing, but it’s also about a family and a town that is grieving a great loss. It’s a story about how fear and grief can cause us to control the things around us, when what we really need is to let go.
Set 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 boosted with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE The Musical, celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
7 SHOWS ONLY at the Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale from 19 May 2017.
BOOK NOW and …lose your blues!
Tickets available online www.mloc.org.au/footloose or by contacting our booking office on 03 9551 7514