Footloose is replacing SpongeBob as the Spring 2022 Musical Theatre Show for middle and high school students.
We have to switch the shows and are so excited because it gives us the exciting opportunity to bring Footloose back to PAA!
The amazing artistic team remains the same—Katie Reid Milazzo and Joanna Richardson will be co-directing this iconic show. And we’re keeping the same rehearsal schedule, tech week, and performance dates. Auditions are moving to the first week of rehearsals.
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he 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 17 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.