De La Salle’s FOOTLOOSE – don’t miss it!!
FOOTLOOSE is De La Salle College Musical Society’s production for 2015. This new and exciting show will be performed in the College Hall from Tuesday October 20th – Saturday October 24th. It will be De La Salle’s 37th year of staging musicals and follows last year’s Bord Gais National Theatre award-winning Guys and Dolls, which scooped the top prize in Ireland for a school musical. The Waterford city boys and girls beat off stiff opposition from 3000 other school productions involving
no fewer than 87,000 young performers!! The 2015 cast are confident they can produce an even better show than last year and they feel very privileged to be the company which will host the premiere of FOOTLOOSE for Waterford audiences.
Last year’s winning production team returns for FOOTLOOSE with direction by Vikki Graham, choreography by Jenny White and musical direction by Richard Coady. A number of last year’s cast also return with Tadhg Brennan playing Ren, Ben Nolan as Reverend Shaw Moore and Tomas Moore playing Willard. The talented young cast comprises boys from DLS, with girls from the Ursuline, Mercy, Newtown, Presentation and Tramore Secondary Schools.
FOOTLOOSE is one of the most explosive musicals in recent memory and it 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.
So check out De La Salle’s FOOTLOOSE – it promises to be a great night’s entertainment and another award winner!!
Vikki Graham - Director
Jenny White - Choreographer
Richard Coady - Musical Director
Laura Forsey-Caulfield and Br Ben - Co-ordinators
Music by Tom Snow | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie | Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford | Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
The show will be staged in De La Salle College Hall from October 20th - 24th.
Footloose - Cast List
Bickle/ Jeter/ Garvin (Willards Friends)
Lyle / Travis (Chucks Friends)
Rens Chicago Fiends
Urleen (Ariels Friend)
Wendy Jo (Ariels Friend)
Savannah (Ariels Friend)
Vi (Rev Shaws wife)
Ethel (Rens mother)
Irene (Singer at nightclub)
Uncle Wes (Rens Uncle)
Aunt Lulu (Rens Aunt)
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