Footloose: The Musical
Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m.
The Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
40 Stow Street | Concord, MA
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
In addition to the Oscar-nominated “Footloose” and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy,” the score’s highlights include “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Mama Says,” and “Heaven Help Me.”