Footloose - The Musical Reviews
Description:Footloose is only one of a batch of dance-movies-turned-musicals from the late-'90s, but it's probably the best. Unlike ... more
Footloose - The Musical ... Fame, it gives an audience the movie songs it expects to hear, and unlike Saturday Night Fever, it complements those songs with newly written, honest-to-goodness book songs that support the plot (written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow, who wrote songs for the original film). Like the 1984 Kevin Bacon film that inspired it, Footloose follows the story of Ren (Jeremy Kushnier), who moves with his mother (Catherine Cox) to a small town where dancing is prohibited by law. Teens will be teens, of course, so Ren ends up at odds with the town and especially the local minister, Reverend Moore (Stephen Lee Anderson). Along the way, the characters sing familiar songs from the movie ("The Girl Gets Around," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It for the Boy," "Almost Paradise," and of course the title tune), but the new songs are enjoyable as well. Footloose: The Musical doesn't exactly break new ground, but it's a good listen, particularly if you like the movie. The booklet includes a detailed synopsis, photos, and full lyrics.
Newest Review: ... boys, Chuck. But she also fantasises the newcomer in town, Ren. Naturally, the attraction becomes deeper and their relationship begins to blossom. At the end, they find out that they have in common: longing for a fatherís attention, a loss in the family, and a yearning for freedom that youth could have. TECHNICALLY, the production was able to capture the interest of the audience both in the ... more
Customer Footloose - The Musical Reviews (2)
by - written on 08/11/06 (Very useful, 3345 readings)
FOR THE SECOND TIME around I watched Footloose( The Musical) in the Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland early this year. The show did a limited engagement around the UK and had a week run in Northern Ireland. I watched the production for the first time in 2005 prior to my trip to Belfast at the Meralco Theater, Manila, Philippines. This is an adaptation of the film (of the same title) released in 1984 starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose was one of the classical-teenage films like Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, Fame and Grease. It was first adapted for the Broadway production in 1998 and had its debut UK tour in 2004 which could be compared to other screen-to-stage ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/03/06 (Very useful, 2888 readings)
I walked out of the theatre having seen Footloose wishing I could go straight back in and watch it again. If you were after a quickie summary of the show, thatís it. Itís good. Really good. When I danced, back in the day, I did numerous ballets and musicals, but Footloose is always a fond memory for me because it was the last one I did before I quit dancing to, um, ace my A Levels. The only version I knew apart from ours was the Kevin Bacon film one, so when I heard the stage musical was touring the UK, I immediately logged on and got a ticket. A gas station. A church. A school gym. Theyíre not the most normal of settings for a musical, but they all ... Read the complete review
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