(Front row, left to right:) Patrick Agonito as Ren, Sophie Starkman as Ariel, (back row:) Agnes Baben as Ethel and Mark Lichtman as Shaw in Footloose.
Musical Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) School of Performing Arts will present a fully staged and costumed production of Footloose at the Long Lots School in Westport, Connecticut on Friday, August 3 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 4 at 2pm.
Performed by MTC students, this 1980's sensation features musical direction and staging by Marty Bongfeldt and is directed by MTC co-founder Jim Schilling.
With original musical adaption written by Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow, Walter Bobbie and Kenny Loggins, Footloose tells the story of Ren McCormick, a teenager who was raised in Chicago and moves to a small town where the town government has banned dancing and rock music. Ren and his classmates want to have a senior prom, with music and dancing, and so must figure out a way to get around the law and Reverend Shaw Moore who makes it his mission in life to keep the town dance- and rock-free.
The cast includes Ella Bloomingdale, Carolyn Cassell, Lucy de Lande Long, Emily Desser, Austen Ellis, Ginger Ellis, Jaylin Hopkins, Siri Kanter, Cassie Lang, Jamie Mann, Julia Marmelo, Annie McNeela, Ella Seo, Morgan Skinner, Tess Travers, Jennifer Westphal and Georgia Wright of Westport; Jessica Dionian, Caitlin Grogan, Sophia Jacobs, Maddy Lustberg, Isabelle Potash, Elissa Teles and Amanda Wrynn of Weston; Tori DiRocco, Ayla Hall, Colton Hall and Nicky Newman of Wilton; Patrick Agonito, Stephanie Barry and Alison Gentry of Fairfield; Agnes Bebon and Mark Lichtman of Easton; Srika Ponnavolu of New Canaan; Sophie Starkman of Norwalk; Julia Lerman of Bethel; and Lexi Clark of South Glastonbury.
For more information, visit www.musictheatreofct.com.