Footloose

Musical

Writers: Dean Pitchford Walter Bobbie Tom Snow Jim Steinman

Overview

Show Information

Conceived By
Based on the Play/Book/Film
Based on the film
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1998
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
a small farming town
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, High School, Large Cast, Middle School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, adult, mature adult, early teen, young adult, child, elderly characters

Synopsis

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

A school version of Footloose is available for licensing through R&H Theatrical’s Getting to Know series.

Lead Characters