If you were around in the 80s, chances are good that you're familiar with the catchy soundtrack of the 1984 Kevin Bacon film, Footloose. Under the direction of vocal music teacher Matt South, Pennsbury High School is bringing the high-energy musical to the high school stage with three performances this weekend. The lively show will be presented in the PHS East Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.

FOOTLOOSE is an enthusiastic show full of dancing and the best of 80s anthem rock. It's about overcoming grief, experiencing growth and emotional healing and fighting for the things you love most. Come support the Pennsbury community and enjoy a show that's sure to get you tapping your feet and dancing in your seat!

For guaranteed seating, tickets may be purchased on Wednesday, February 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the PHS East Auditorium Lobby. (Tickets are also available at the door, first come, first serve.) All tickets are assigned seating with prices ranging from $20 for Orchestra Level, $15 for Lower Balcony and $10 for Upper Balcony. Discounts are available for military personnel and Pennsbury Gold Care holders.

Above: Nic Fallacaro as Ren McCormack and Daniel DJ Tomalin as Reverend Shaw Moore.
Right: Nic Fallacaro as Ren McCormack and Zoe Necowitz as Ariel Moore.
(Photos taken during rehearsal.)

This production of FOOTLOOSE features Nic Fallacaro as Ren McCormack, a city boy who comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned. Zoe Necowitz plays Ariel Moore, the Reverend's daughter, and Daniel DJ Tomalin portrays REverand Shaw Moore. Other featured cast members include Alain Brutus (Willard), Nicholas Carty (Chuck), Gabrielle Goldman (Rusty), Kathryn Gilbride (Vi), Sydney Sobkowiak (Wendy) and Olivia Schanbacher as Urleen. The production is choreographed by Trina Shumsonk, with musical direction by vocal music teacher, Lindsey Strauss. Rounding out the music team are PHS vocal music teachers David Reimschussel and Arlo Ehly, costume design by Robin Stelly and technical direction by Terry Poulton. The show is produced by PHS Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Music Curriculum Coordinator, James Moyer.

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