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Event date: 7/27/2018 7:30 PM - 8/5/2018 3:00 PM Export event


Teenaged Ren McCormack leaves his life in Chicago to settle in a rural town with his mom. But the new town has a strict ban on Ren’s favorite pasttime: dancing. Ren struggles against the conservative attitude of Reverend Moore, who has stifled the ability of Ren's new classmates to express themselves.

Aided by the reverend's daughter Ariel and Ren's new best friend Willard, Ren learns why the town doesn't dance, and how to start changing that.

This 80s rock musical featured such popular hits as "Let's Hear it for the Boy," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Almost Paradise," and, of course, "Footloose."





Michael Metcalf as Ren McCormack

Hannah Yonan as Ariel Moore

Rick Love as Rev. Shaw Moore

Kelley Dale as Vi Moore

Matt Weaver as Willard Hewitt

James Bleecker, Jr. as Chuck Cranston

Shaheen Kapambwe as Rusty

Abbie Friedenberg as Urleen

Margaret Rogers as Wendy Jo

Martha Capo as Ethel McCormack

Steve Koek as Wes Warnicker

Lori Bush Shepard as Lulu Warnicker

Nickel Hays as Betty Blast, Eleanor Dunbar, Dance Captain

Keith Barrack as Travis, Cowboy Bob, Dance Captain

Bryan Perez as Lyle

Chris Knight as Principal Clark

Sean Michael Williams as Coach Dunbar, Ensemble

Jake Murphy as Jeter

Maddie McDowell as Bickle, Band Member

Andrew Popovich as Garvin

Tina Boffa as Band Member, Ensemble

Lauren Kessler as Band Member, Ensemble

Madysen Simanonis as Band Member, Dancer, Ensemble

Lizzy Hughes as Dancer, Ensemble

Sarah Morton as Dancer, Ensemble

Krista Sherinian as Cop, Ensemble

Production Team

Madison Smith

Music Director:
Emma Gingold

Samantha Sieghart

Producer, Sound:
Jeff Sand

Technical Director:
Jensine Waller

Scenic Designer:
Sabrina Zeidler

Lighting Designer:
Alaina Pizzoferrato

Costume Designer:
Mackenzie Grattan

Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford


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We are Naperville's Community TheatreSM. Our all volunteer board, crew and cast work hard together to produce entertaining plays and musicals for the Naperville area. We invite you to get involved!

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