Footloose: Musical Info & Synopsis


Footloose tells the story of Ren McCormack, a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small joyless town where dancing and rock music have been banned. Determined to bring life back to the community, Ren rallies his peers to fight for their right to dance. Along the way, he falls in love with Ariel, the rebellious daughter of the conservative reverend, Shaw Moore. Footloose is a celebration of dance, 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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