THS Theatre holding ‘Footloose’ performances

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Thompson High School Theatre Department will celebrate spring by presenting a popular musical production in the school’s new Performing Arts Center.

The Theatre Department will present “Footloose the Musical” from May 2-4 in the Performing Arts Center at 1921 Warrior Parkway. All shows will begin at 7 p.m. each night, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door, and tickets can be purchased by emailing jane.ganey@acsboe.org

Footloose the Musical is based on the book by Dean Pitchford and David Saint, and on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Music and lyrics by Eric Carmen, Michael Gore, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, Tom Snow, Jim Steinman, Bill Wolfer and Dean Pitchford.

The THS Theatre Department provided this description of the production:

“When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the local laws – including a ban on dancing – which are the request of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town’s youths. When the Reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage.”