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OOTLOOSE opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 22, 1998, roduced by Dodger Endimo] Theatricals; Executive Producers: Dodger Management Group and im Hawkins; Associate Producers: The John F. Kennedy Center forthe Performing Arts, Joop sn den Ende; Developed and Produced in Association with Radio City Entertainment, & ablevision Company; Presented Through Special Arrangement with The Rodgers & ammersiein Organization; Scenery Designed by John Lee Beatty; Costumes Designed by Toni- elie James; Lighting Designed by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Tony Meola; rebestations by Danny Troob; Musical Supervision and Vocal Amangements ug ler; Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; sentative: BoneauBryan-Brown; Choreographed by A.C. Cilla; Directed by Walter obbie; withthe following cast en McCormack. snenneanderemny Kushniot (Catherine Cox vou Stepen Lee Anderson Dee Hoty “Jennifer Laura Thompson sone Catherine Campbell Adam LeFevre John Hille ‘Donna Lee Marshall smn Stacy Francis Kathy Deitch vo Rosalind Brown spoonnenee-Billy Hartung . Jim Ambler ‘Bryant Carroll Nick Sullivan Robin Baxter ‘Tom Plotkin John Deyle “Artie Haris “Hunter Foster vin. von : Paul Castree 4 Billy Angell, Susan Bigelow, Angela Brydon, Ben Cameron, Rick Crom, Kristen Leigh ski, Jamie Gusts, Sean Haythe, Paige Hintoo, Lori Holmes, Daniel Karaty, Katherine onard, Bradley Madison, Jeanine Meyes, Mark Myars, Orfeh, JoAnna Ross, Serena Soffer, a Todorowski EKIE CAST TERS Ren McCormack ~ a teenage boy from Chicago Ethel McCormack — bis mother ‘Reverend Shaw Moore -the minister of Bomont ‘Vi Moore ~ his wife Ariel Moore ~ their teenage daughter ‘Blast - owner of The Burger Blast fewit ~ Ren's friend, a country boy Bickle Re Garvin Cowbay Bob — lead vocalist atthe Bar-B-Que Cowboy Bob's Band TTownspeople and High School Students MUSICAL SYNOPSIS Seen: The Cy of Chiego FOOTLOOSE*. ‘The Town of Bomont, in Church ON ANY SUNDAY ‘Scone 2: The Churchyard ‘Scene 3: Behind a Gas Staton THE GIRL GETS AROUND** Scene 4: A High Schoo! ICAN'T STAND. SOMEBODY'S EYES ‘Scene 5: The Moore Home LEARNING TO BE SILENT. Scene 6: The Burger Blast HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO}. ‘Scene 7: The Great Plains of Boment ‘SCENE CHANGE (“SOMBODY'S EYES"). ‘Scene 8: The Moore Home ‘SOMEBODY'S EYES (REPRISE) HEAVEN HELP ME acti Rusty, Wendy Jo, Ueen andthe Company { Rev. Shaw Moore, Ren, Ethel and the Company soon Chuck, Ariel, Travis and Lyle ‘Rusty, Urleen, Wendy fo and the Company 4 Vi, Ethel and Ariel Ail, Rusty, Wendy Jo and Usleen so» Rusty, Wendy Jo and Utleen Ry Unleen, Travis Shaw JRen, Shaw and the Company ‘Scene 1: The Bar-B-Que, a Country/Westem Dance ‘STILL ROCKIN" LET'S HEARIT FOR THE BOY Scene 2: The Moore Home ‘CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART”. Scene 3: The Junk Yard DANCING IS NOT A CRIME... MAMA SAYS (YOU CAN'T BACK DOWN) MAMA SAYS (ENCORE), Scene 4: Under the Train Bridge ‘ALMOST PARADISE*t Scene S: The Town Hall ‘Scene 6: The Moore Home HEAVEN HELP ME (REPRISE)... Scene 6a: The Church Scene 6b: The Churchyard ‘CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART? (REPRISE). Scone 7: The Gym. FOOTLOOSE* ( MEGAMIX (Opt Cowboy Bob and his Ba "Rusty and the Compa R von Willard, Bickle, Garvi Jeter and R sense Willatd and Bo Ren and As soon SB ‘The Compa ‘The Compa ‘All music by Torn Snow except: "Kenny Loggins; **Sammy Hegar; tim Steinman; {Erie Carme All Lyrics by Dean Pitchford except: FOOTLOOSE ~ Lyries by Dean Pitchford and Kenny Loggin AUTHOR'S NOTES WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? ‘The major characters in FOOTLOOSE have one trait in common: they are all survivors. Theit circumstances ~ no matter how tragic ~ have not defeated them, and, asa consequence, we, the audience, find them likable, sympathetic...and human. ‘That having been said, each role is unique and presents an actor oractess with specific challenges; the following thumbnail sketches ofthe major characters may give you ideas about look for and pitfalls to be avoided when casting your production, REY. SHAW MOORE ~ The secret othe character of Rev. Moore is that he is charismatic Charming, even. Shaw has a quick min, a loving heart and a sense of humor, sll of which endear him to his congregation. While trying to be strong for so many people, however, he continues to (and eventually ‘this private anguish and the flashes of frustration and temper that arise from Rea) geta glimp: that. | And age-vise, remember that Shaw is the father ofa teenage then, do the math her son andthe strained relationship with her husband, Vi fully =nunning smoothly. And with her plucky ireverence, she gives ‘usa glimpse of what life with Shaw was like before the tragedy, when theirs was a marriage both passionate and playfl between and, in each situation, she plays her pat brilliantly for instance, she is buttoned-up and demure; with Chuck, sh explosive energy with raucous, thil-seeking behvier, often, her attempt to keep a lid on the grief she fels about her brother’s death er once loving relationship with her father. REN McCORMACK ~ Any actor playing Rea has not only got to beable to sing and dance and act he mus also be wit about that sticky subject; sharing that iatimacy ealy on becomes the their relationship ‘en's emotional joumey starts with his being feisty and flippant thoughtful argument to the Town Council and ends with his emot Rev. Moore. I's a joummey from boyhood to maturity, :tinues through his nfrontation with ETHEL McCORMACK - Where does Ren get his intelligence, his resilience and his sense of ‘humor? From his mother, of course! It's hard for Ethel to be living in her sister's home and abiding by her brother-n-law’s rules, but she never succumbs to the pathos of her situation; after all, she has to bo strong for Ren. Their mutual loss bas brought them closer together, and they share a teasing, good-natured relationship. WILLARD HEWITT - Willard is not dumb; he isa gentle soul wit defense agsinst a world that he often has trouble comprehending. Wi ‘come along to puncture that macho belligerence ~ until Ren arrives. character of Willard derives from his gradual, innocent and giddy discovery ofthe new worlds that Ren opens up to him. [RUSTY - Rusty may come off as sassy and self-assured, but, in man