FORT LAUDERDALE – It’s time to cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes with Footloose The Musical as Slow Burn Theatre Company’s 2022/2023 season presented by American National Bank continues in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Saturday December 17- Sunday, Jan. 1.
As one of the most explosive movie musicals of all time bursts onto the live stage, audiences can revel in this throwback to teen romance, angst and, of course, the desire to dance to the Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score fueled by the title song as well as “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” and “Holding Out For A Hero.”
Dean Pitchford, who wrote the original screenplay, created the lyrics to music by Tom Snow and adapted his film for the stage with Walter Bobbie. The soundtrack reached no. 1 on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies. Additional music is by such pop luminaries as Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.
Footloose The Musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind. Kyle Southern and Heather Jane Rolff appear as a mother and her teenage son who move from Chicago to a small town that, to the son’s dismay, does not allow dancing. Caiti Marlowe portrays the girl that catches the son’s eye, but she is also the daughter of the disapproving Reverend and his wife portrayed by Michael Dean Morgan and Irene Adjan.
They are joined in the cast by Jeffrey Keller, Khadijah Rolle, Kristi Rose Mills, Nikki Dikun, Dorian Quinn and Jerel Brown. The score is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble featuring Dalia Aleman, Aaron Atkinson, Dan Carter, Samuel Colina, Stephen Eisenwasser, Matthew Feinstein, Camryn Handler, Melanie Johnston, Michael Norman, Arianna Pereira, Pablo Pernia, Matthew Quintero and Kimberly Sessions.
Slow Burn Theatre Artistic Director Patrick Fitzwater directs and Shannon Mullen choreographs the production/ Michael Ursua is musical director and leads a live band. The creative team features Sean McClelland as scenic designer, Rick Peña as costume designer, Clifford Spulock as lighting designer, Jackie Lawlor as production stage manager and Andrè Russell as assistant stage manager.
The performance schedule includes holiday performances on Sunday December 25 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, December 31 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, January 1 at 1 pm. The matinee performance on Sunday, December 18 at 1 p.m. will be open captioned in which a text display located to the side of the stage scrolls words in synchronization with the performance. Open captioning for Slow Burn Theatre productions is generously sponsored by the Amaturo Family Foundation.
This production is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals and contains adult language or content.
The Slow Burn Theatre Company 2022/2023 Season presented by American National Bank continues with Honeymoon in Vegas – The Musical, Feb. 4-19; Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s Mary Poppins March 25-April 9; Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical, June 10-25.
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Major support for the Slow Burn Theatre Company is provided by the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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The Broward Center 2022/2023 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
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