A Rock 'N Roll Revolution is on the Way
Stageworks Theatre’s season finale marks the return of the eighties and rock n’ roll.
HOUSTON (June 14, 2016) – The eighties classic, Footloose, rocks its way onto the Garza Mainstage, July 15 – August 7. Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford and music by Tom Snow, Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman, this iconic musical will have you dancing in your seat.
Footloose is the story of a rebellious big-city teenager in competition with a small-town minister. Their struggle wreaks havoc on a quiet southern town that prohibits rock music and dancing. When the Chicago-born teen calls for a rock ‘n’ roll prom and the cultural revitalization of a repressed town, drama ensues. With famous, memorable songs such as “Footloose” and “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” Footloose will dance into your heart, July 15 – August 7 at Stageworks Theatre.
Director Adam Delka highlights, “This is a fun show. My goal is to immerse you right into the 80s. You’ll experience the sounds, colors, fashion and conflicts of the 80s. It was an era when the consumer generation started to emerge, with increased media and communication. Teens now had phones in their rooms and access to MTV. This show examines the fear that this exposure instilled in a lot of parents. Good parents…but nervous parents.”
The talented cast includes Jeremy Gee (Ren McCormick), Elsa Moen (Ariel Shaw), Morgan Montgomery (Rusty), Rachel Palmer (Wendy Joe), Caylin Keliehor (Urleen), Jonathan Lammey (Willard), Brian Shircliffe (Reverend Shaw), Jana Ellsworth (Vi Shaw), and Nora Hahn (Ethel McCormick).
The production team includes Adam Delka (director), Jesse Lozano (music director), Dru Wiser (choreographer), Alex Brokmeyer (stage manager), Barbara Terry (costume design), Ben Mason (scenic design), Ron Putterman (lighting design), and David Dean (sound design).
Performances of Footloose are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m., July 15 – August 7 on the Stageworks Theatre Garza Mainstage. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.stageworkstx.org, or by phone at (281) 587-6100. Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.
Stageworks Theatre -
10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070
(Located in NW Houston, easily accessible from SH 249 and SH 290)
Friday, July 15th at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 31st at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 24th at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Seniors (65+): $22
Students (3–18): $15
About Stageworks Theatre
Stageworks Theatre, formerly Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC), founded in 2005, is a not-for-profit performing arts and educational organization, with a passion for entertaining, enlightening and engaging audiences in Texas. Recent winner in ten categories for the Broadway World Houston Awards, Stageworks Theatre has also been named Houston's "Best Gem of a Theater" by the Houston Press and "Best Arts and Entertainment" by the "Best of the Northwest" Readers' Choice awards. Stageworks Theatre is a proud winner of the prestigious national American Association of Community Theatre Twink Lynch Organizational Award. Stageworks Theatre produces a broad mix of classics, comedies, dramas, musicals and new works.
Through its award-winning Acting Academy, Stageworks Theatre offers acting and singing classes, and provides performance opportunities for all ages. To purchase tickets, sign up for auditions or classes, or for more information, please visit www.stageworkstx.org or call Stageworks Theatre at (281) 587-6100.