May 19 2017
-
Jun 03 2017
Footloose

Footloose

Presented by Empress Theatre at Empress Theatre

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

The Empress Theatre is proud to present, Gershwin’s new musical,
“FOOTLOOSE”
 
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, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. 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 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 (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) 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 an open mind.
 
Week 1
May 19th – 7:30pm
May 20th – 2:00pm
May 20th – 7:30pm
 
Week 2
May 26th – 7:30pm
May 27th – 2:00pm
May 27th – 7:30pm
 
Week 3
May 29th – 7:30pm
June 2nd – 7:30pm
June 3rd – 2:00pm
June 3rd – 7:30pm
 
Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.
Inquire about group pricing.
 
 
Footloose Cast & Crew
Ren – Bradley Hatch
Ariel – Savannah Weaver
Willard – Meish Roundy
Ethel – Liz Williams
Chuck – Taylor Wright
Rev. Shaw – Brent Sloan
Vi – Talia Heiss
Urleen – Katy Seiley
Wendy Jo – Beth Weber
Rusty – Janae Klumpp
Travis – Jose Hernandez
Principal – Cheryl Cripps
Eleanor – Debora Searcy
Lulu – Melissa Head
Bickle/ Lyle – Ceasar Hernandez
Coach Dunbar – Rick Hendricks
 
Ensemble –
Andrea Santiago
Natali Dilts
Moriah Gonzalez
Jacqueline Hernandez
Elizabeth Colton
Alex Hopp
Lauren Robinson
Bailey Higgins
Lila Cripps
 
 
Producer-David Sullivan
 
Director – Erica Farnes
Choreographer – Megan Call
Music Director – Jaime Crane
Stage Manager – Kirsten Shaw
Costume Design – Ty Whiting
Technical Director – Tanner Lindsay
Prop Mistress – Jaime Victor
Admission Info

$10 online up to one hour before the start of show.
$12 at the door.
$8 for groups of ten or more.

Phone: 801-347-7373

Email: empress@empresstheatre.com

Dates & Times

2017/05/19 - 2017/06/03

Location Info

Empress Theatre

9104 West 2700 South, Magna, UT 84044

Parking Info

In the past we were able to provide parking on the west side gravel lot, the new building owners have asked that our patrons no longer park there. While we have never had any patron cars towed, it is possible. The green areas on the map below represent street parking and parking lots on Magna Main Street that are free to use.

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