Everybody Cut Loose as the explosive Rock ‘n’ Roll musical Footloose bursts onto the stage at Te Auaha this September.
Presented by Whitireia Musical Theatre at Te Auaha: NZ Institute of Creativity
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
Based on the 1980s riveting screen sensation, which took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music. Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing and rock music is banned. All hell breaks loose as Ren takes matters into his own hands and soon has the whole town up on its feet.
With a dynamic cast made up of entire the musical theatre course of Te Auaha: NZ Institute of Creativity, this fast-paced show is not only packed full of amazing dance but serves up some classic 80s hits, including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It for the Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.
“Te Auaha has proved once again that, not only do they have the talent to deliver exceptional entertainment but they are consistently producing the most professional, homegrown Musical Theatre in Wellington.” — Broadway World (Jesus Christ Superstar, 2020)
Footloose: The Musical has music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and is adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. It is based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. It is directed and choreographed by Leigh Evans with music directed by Kate Marshall, this four-time Tony Award nominee musical is not to be missed.
“There is talent in spades coming out of Te Auaha” — Theatreview (Cry Baby, 2019)
FOOTLOOSE is presented through special arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R & H Theatricals.