Description:

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother 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, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. 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 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 heart and an open mind.
 

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26th @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

For Handicap Seating please call the box office at 913-681-3318. Online ticket sales for Footloose will end on Friday, May 24 at noon.

Bell Cultural Events Center MidAmerica Nazarene University :

2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062-1899


Show Notes:

See the Cast List HERE!

Artistic Team:
Director: Andrew Milbourn
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Tyler MacSweeney
Music Director: Katy Ellis-Slankard
Choreographer: April Okken

West Production Coordinator:
Wendy Poling
westproductions@cytkc.org


TEEN ROLES:
Ren McCormack (Male) -  A teenage boy from Chicago. Fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, outgoing personality. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (tenor)
Ariel Moore (Female) - Rebellious daughter of Reverend Moore. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (mezzo)
Chuck Cranston (Male) - Ariel's "bad boy" boyfriend. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (tenor)
Willard Hewitt (Male) - A true country boy. Big tempered, loves his mama. Befriends Ren's. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (baritone/tenor)
Rusty (Female) - Ariel's best friend. Eventually falls for Willard. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (mezzo)
Urleen (Female) - Ariel's friend. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (mezzo)
Wendy Jo (Female) - Ariel's friend. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer.(meezo)  
Jeter (Male) - Willard's friend. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (tenor)
Bickle (Male) - Willard's friend. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (tenor)
Garvin (Male) - Willard's friend. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (baritone)
Lyle (Male) - Chuck's buddy. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (tenor)
Travis (Male) - Chuck's buddy. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing.(baritone)
Cowboy Bob/Bobbie (Male / Female) - A cowboy in a country western dance hall. Needs to be a strong singer and actor.
High School Ensemble - High School Students, and Country Western Couples.

ADULT ROLES:
Reverend Shaw Moore (Male) - The minister of Beaumont. Ariel's father. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (baritone)
Vi Moore (Female) - Ariel's mother. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (mezzo)
Ethel McCormack (Female) - Ren's mother. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (mezzo)
Lulu Warnicker (Female) - Ren's aunt. Speaking role.
Wes Warnicker (Male) - Ren's uncle. Speaking role.
Principal Harry Clark (Male / Female) - Principal of the high school. Speaking role.
Coach Roger Dunbar (Male) - The high school gym teacher. Speaking role.
Eleanor Dunbar (Female) - Coach Dunbar's wife. Speaking role.
Betty Blast (Female) - owner of the Burger Blast. Roller skating if possible. Speaking role.
A Cop (Male) - Small speaking role.
Ensemble: Choir, Parishioners, and Townspeople