In the 1980’s, Kevin Bacon stepped onto the big screen in a pair of worn out jeans and a T-shirt and danced his way into the hearts of women and teenage girls in a movie called “Footloose.”
Now, “Footloose the Musical” is back in a 10th anniversary tour and better than ever, and live on stage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah for one performance only on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, priced from $30 to $50, are on sale now at the Johnny Mercer Theatre box office, online at www.savannahcivic.com or charged by phone at (912) 651-6556.
Discounts are available for subscribers and groups of 20 or more by calling (912) 651-6557.
“Footloose” has audiences across the country on their feet and dancing in the aisles as they leave. The music is contagious and audiences will remember almost every word of the Solid Gold hits: “Let’s Hear It for The Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” “Holding out for a Hero,” “I’m Free (Heaven Help the Man)” and the title song, “Footloose.” The exuberant, briskly- paced musical is blessed with the same kind of camp and humor that makes “Grease” a favorite.
When Ren and his mother move from the slick and fast-paced 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 laws, including a ban on dancing. The ban is the brain child of the local reverend determined to control the town’s youth in a way he cannot at home.
When Ariel, the reverend’s rebellious daughter, sets her sights on Ren, the townspeople believe the worst about the new kid. Ren, Ariel and a host of other high school kids just want to have a prom, dance and have fun. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to youth while guiding with warm hearts and an open mind.
Critics loved the show; “Move over “Grease” — there’s a new kid on the block!” - NY1-TV; “Exhilarating! You’ll have a hard time staying in your seats!”- WNBC-TV; “The stage musical fairly explodes and it’s terrific!” -The Wichita Eagle; “…full of energy and excitement”- WRC-TV; “...people who loved the film will go nuts for this production”- Sean Leary, Rock Island Argus/;Moline Dispatch; “…sassy, energetic, funny, ad and rockin’” -Green Bay Press Gazette.
Footloose, the Musical has the music, it’s got the heart and it’s got everyone dancing again!
Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) is proud to present Footloose as part of the 2008-09 Broadway in Savannah Seasons.
Subscriptions to this exciting season are on sale now! The Four-Show Classic Series includes “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Sweeney Todd,” “Footloose” and “The Pajama Game.”
The Five-Show Premiere Series is also offered this season, which includes all the shows of the Classic Series plus “Movin’ Out.” Prices range from $110 to $240 depending on the series and seating choice. “The Rat Pack is Back” can be added to any package for an additional cost.
Subscriber benefits include guaranteed same seats to all season shows, as well as the chance to renew those seats from year to year. Subscribers also receive ticket discounts to all shows and the first chance to purchase tickets to any added shows. Tickets are received by mail to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included free.
For information about becoming a new subscriber of the 2008-09 Broadway in Savannah Season please call the Subscription Hotline at (912) 651-6557 or 800-351-7469, visit the Johnny Mercer Theatre Box Office or visit www.savannahcivic.com
Jam Theatricals is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Founded in 1997 by Arny Granat, Jerry Mickelson and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in more than 30 cities.
Jam has presented notable national touring productions including “Cats,” “The Producers,” “Stomp,” “Les Misérables,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Hairspray,” “Miss Saigon” and “Riverdance.”
Jam Theatricals and its principals are the recipients of four Tony Awards for producing “August Osage County” (Best Play – 2008), The History Boys (Best Play- 2006), “Monty Python’s Spamalot” (Best Musical- 2005) and “Glengarry Glen Ross” (Best Revival of a Play- 2005) on Broadway.
Additional Broadway credits include the following Tony-nominated productions: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” “The Retreat from Moscow,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Talk Radio” starring Liev Schreiber, as well as this season’s “Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “The Seafarer,” “The Homecoming,” “November,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” and “Thurgood,” starring Laurence Fishburne.