Footloose: Musical Info & Synopsis


Footloose tells the story of Ren McCormack, a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned. Ren faces resistance from the conservative town leaders, including Reverend Shaw Moore. Determined to bring joy back to the community, Ren rallies his peers to fight for their right to dance. And aong the way, he falls in love with Ariel, the rebellious daughter of the reverend. Footloose is a celebration of self-expression and the power of youth.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: USA (Illinois)

Creative Team

Music: Tom Snow

Lyrics/Book: Dean Pitchford

Book: Walter Bobbie

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1998)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, Based on a Movie, High School, One-Word, Pop/RockPopularReligious

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