Hartlepool Stage Society present this year’s musical production, Footloose!
FOOTLOOSE! The Musical is based on the film of the same name. The movie version was released in 1984, and the musical opened on Broadway on October 22, 1998, with a book adapted for the stage by the original movie's creator,
Dean Pitchford. The score includes classic 80's anthems such as , “Holding Out For a Hero”, “Let's Hear It For the Boy”, and “Almost Paradise” and the title track, “Footloose”.
FOOTLOOSE! bursts onto the live stage with the story of a town called Bomont, a small town where the memory of a tragedy has caused the ban of rock music and dancing. Breaking every taboo, Ren McCormack manages to bring dance back to the heart of a town held back by tragedies.
FOOTLOOSE! is a high energy, enthusiastic show full of dancing and the best of 80's anthem rock. With a powerhouse score and a relatable book, FOOTLOOSE! is a classic story of overcoming grief, and experiencing growth and emotional healing, symbolically represented by dancing, as well as persevering with determination to fight for the things you love most.