Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts presented Footloose the Musical by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie as its spring musical on Thursday, April 21 to April 24, 2016.
Footloose the Musical, an adaptation of both Paramount Pictures’ 1984 film and its 2011 musical remake, revolves around a city slicker teen named Ren who moves to a small town and finds dancing has been outlawed. Ren challenges the law and the clergyman who helped initiate it, Rev. Shaw Moore, while also falling for Moore’s daughter, Ariel. The adaptation by Pitchford and Bobbie is based on the original screenplay by Pitchford with music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Pitchford and additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar and Kenny Loggins.
Cast members include: Scotty Scott as Shaw Moore; Garrett Sayers as Ren; Hailey Weiner as Ariel; Kayla Walker as Rusty; Hunter Brown as Willard; Hannah Hines as Urleen; Will Stotts as Chuck; Stacy Hawking as Wendy Jo; Jacob Hemsath as Travis; Angela Morgan as Vi; Aaden Jones as Lyle; Esther Atkinson as Ethel; and Kenderick Scorza as Cowboy Bob.
Ensemble members include: Vanja Bogetic, Mattie Bogoslavsky, Jesse Bowron, Micah Brooks, Tara Clem, Hannah Fender, Michaela Finley, Bethany Gere, Mackenzie Holtzclaw, Lauren Hutcheson, Tyler Lewis, Mercedes Mata, Zach Myers, Michael Peré, Kenzie Osborn, Kyle Osmon, Philip Robinson, Bret Sanders, Lauren Terry, Cody Walls, and AJ Valdez.
The Costumes Production Team includes: Designer--Assistant Professor Christina Johnson; Crew Head--Allison Austin; Crew Members--Tara Clem, Rachel Mack, Jordan Martinez, and Mercedes Mata.
The Makeup/Hair Production Team includes: Designer--Assistant Professor Christina Johnson; Crew Head & Assistant Designer--Kathleen Suit; Crew Members--Natalie Williams and Olivia Witcher
The Props Production Team includes: Crew Head & Designer--Anna Darr; Crew Members--Sarah Engebrecht, Nadalie Gill, Bethany Gere, and Michael Peré.
The Scenery Production Team includes: Scenery Designer & Technical Director--Professor and Theatre Chair Eric Phillips; Construction Crew shop workers led by Marshall Pope; Shifting/Run Crew Members--Walter Dodd, Moeke Fujita, and Dallas Sleeman.
The Lights Production Team includes: Designer--Professor and Theatre Chair Eric Phillips; Spot Light Operator & Crew Member--Hannah Saunders
The Sound Production Team includes: Designer/Mic Operator/Sound Board Operator: Stephen Vaughn
The Lobby Production Team includes: Crew Head--Caroline Cain, assisted by Adam Wheat; Crew Members--Elizabeth Lawson and Kathleen Suit
The Front of House Production Team includes: House Manager--Riley Madlock; Ushers--Caroline Cain and Elizabeth Lawson
The Publicity Team includes: Distribution--Tara Clem and Garrett Sayers; Poster & Program Design--Adam Wheat