‘Footloose’ opens in Windham, July 27

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WINDHAM – Windham Center Stage opens its 2012-2013 season with the high-energy dance musical, “Footloose,” opening Friday, July 27, and playing through Sunday, Aug. 5.

Footloose is the perfect summer musical, organizers say. It is packed with high-spirited dancing, eye-popping ’80s costumes and a score full of the music that defined the ’80s.

Inspired by the wildly popular 1984 movie, the musical thrilled Broadway audiences for nearly two years. It’s a story of American spirit – a carefree city kid transplanted to a conservative rural town where rock ‘n’ roll and dancing are forbidden, who takes on the authorities, makes all the right moves, and wins the girl.

Footloose, the stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, is based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. The musical features all the chart-topping music from the film (“Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out For A Hero,” “Let’s Hear It For The Boy,” etc.) mixed with new material written specifically for the stage musical. The score contains music and lyrics by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman.

The cast of Footloose will be led by James Kramlich as Ren McCormack and Dimitra Corsetti as Ariel Moore. The show is directed by Matthew Ryder, with choreography by Juliette Lauzier, and music direction by Betty McIntyre.

Tickets are priced $10 students/seniors, $12 adults. Performances are July 27-Aug. 5. For tickets and information, call 893-2098 or visit www.windhamtheater.org.

The cast of Windham Center Stage Theater’s “Footloose” will be led by James Kramlich, as Ren McCormack, and Dimitra Corsetti, as Ariel Moore. The musical runs July 27-Aug. 5.

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