Toe-Tapping 'Footloose' Bursts Onto VSU Stage

April 15, 2009

Toe-Tapping 'Footloose' Bursts Onto VSU Stage

VALDOSTA - VSU Theater and Dance presents the high-energy musical drama "Footloose" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in the Fine Arts Building's Sawyer Theater.

“For a fast paced entertaining musical that makes you want to jump on stage, come see 'Footloose,'" said the show's director and choreographer, Eric Nielsen, a professor of communication arts and head of the dance area. "It has famous songs of the '80s, outstanding performances by VSU students, show stopping choreography, and a story that captures the hearts of young and old.”

The Oscar and Tony-nominated show based on the 1984 movie of the same name tells the story of Ren McCormack, an independent teenager from the city, who moves to a small town that has banned dancing and rock music. McCormack clashes with the town's spiritual leader, Reverend Shawn Moore, who has embraced restrictive values in response to the tragic loss of his teenage son. Emotions erupt when McCormack rallies his peers to lobby for a senior prom - an action that forces the town to confront its fears and find common ground.

For ticket information, call the VSU Theater and Dance Box Office at (229) 333-5973. Purchase tickets in person at the box office, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, between 2-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.