The Hopkins County Central High School Fine Arts Department will present Footloose at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm and Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 pm and 7 pm.
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. 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 who is 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. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.
Tickets are $12. All students are half price. Call (270) 821-2787 or visit glemacenter.org for more information.