FOOTLOOSE - The Musical
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Directed by Nicholas J. Clarey - Music Direction by Holland J. Jancaitis
Choregraphy/Intimacy/Fight Direction by Katie Claire
Stage Manager Andrea Redmount Asst. Stage Manager Brianna Marchitto
Logo Artwork by Whitney Pillsbury



Performance Dates
April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 2024
Fri, Sat - 7:30p, Sun - 4:00pm

Online: Adult-$20-$30 Senior(60+)/Student-$17-$27
At Box Office: All-$35 (No exceptions)

The Burgdorff Center for The Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd. - Maplewood NJ, 07040

About the Show
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.