KEYSER - Tickets are now on sale for Apple Alley Players' toe-tapping summer production of the popular dance musical “Footloose.”
By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Tickets are now on sale for Apple Alley Players’ toe-tapping summer production of the popular dance musical “Footloose.”
Based on the 1980s movie starring Kevin Bacon and featuring music by Tom Snow, Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman, “Footloose” tells the story of Ren McCormack, a city teen who moves to a small community where the local pastor has declared a ban on dancing.
Local community theater favorite Jesse Wilson is portraying Ren, and another popular actor on the community stage, Kevin Shreve potrays the Rev. Shaw Moore. Miss Tygart Valley 2018 Haley Geiger portrays the object of Ren’s romantic attention - who just happens to be the Rev.’s daughter.
The musical features several well-known songs, including “Let’s Here It for the Boy,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and of course, the title song “Footloose.”
Tommy Nester, who previously directed “Godspell Jr.” and “James and the Giant Peach” for Apple Alley, is returning to direct “Footloose.” He is joined by Melissa Tucker as musical director and Curtis Westfall as choreographer.
In a break from tradition, Apple Alley is presenting “Footloose” inside this year, with the Keyser High School theater to be home for the production in July and August.
The show is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5, with Friday and Saturday curtain times at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and may now be ordered online at the group’s website, www.applealleyplayers.com. You may purchase the tickets through paypal and they will be waiting on you at the door when you arrive.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.
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