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Everybody Cut Footloose: Musical Opens at Summit Playhouse July 22

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Footloose, The Musical runs at The Summit Playhouse July 22-31. For tickets visit http://footloosesummit.brownpapertickets.com/
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SUMMIT, NJ  - Folks are going to have to kick off their Sunday shoes because, In a small town where nothing ever happens, everything is about to change.

Footloose: The Musical bursts onto the stage July 22 at The Summit Playhouse, with music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and based on a book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The local production is directed and choreographed by Lindsay Maron, with Music Direction by Adam Rothenberg.

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, who is determined to exercise the type of control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home.

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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 score FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

The productioin stars Tom Pastor as Ren McCormack, Alexandra Salort as Ariel Moore, Charlotte MacMurray as Rusty, Grace Petersen as Wendy Jo, Catie O’Neill as Urleen, Jack Nissen as Willard, Donell Williams as Chuck, Rob Nissen as Reverend Shaw, Sandra Nissen as Vi Moore, Julie Longthorne as Ethel, and featuring Sophia Blanchard, Karenna Breslow, Claire Dempsey, Katherine Ertman, Brandon Grispart, Andre Gulick, Vienna Holmes, Dexter Kennedy, Nala King, Megan Lako, Meghan Mahaney, Alex Maron, Will Nissen, Rey Perez, Sean Puzzo, Darby Ryden, Kallan Ryden, Melissa Ryden, Alexa Teebo, and Larry Toyter.

Footloose, the Musical runs July 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m., and July 24 and 31 at 2 p.m.. . Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at footloosesummit.brownpapertickets.com/.

The Summit Playhouse is located at 10 New England Avenus, with the show is recommended for ages 5+.

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