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March 26, 2008 > Irvington cuts loose with Footloose

Irvington cuts loose with Footloose

The Irvington Conservatory Theatre swings into high gear for its spring show with Footloose, the Musical, April 10-20, in the Valhalla Theatre on the campus of Irvington High School.

Based on the hit 1984 movie by the same name, which starred Kevin Bacon, Footloose centers on high school student Ren McCormack, who has moved with his mom from big-city Chicago to a small town where dancing is banned. Ren quickly falls for local beauty Ariel Moore, whose father, Reverend Shaw Moore, is the town's spiritual leader and leading opponent of dance. How Ren convinces the town that "dancing is not a crime" is the focus of the spirited Ohlone College-sponsored show, which features an Oscar-nominated, Top 40 score.

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, April 10 and 17, with all tickets 50 percent off; Fridays and Saturdays, April 11, 12, 18 and 19, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday matinees, April 12, 13, 19 and 20, at 2 p.m. The April 18 performance includes American Sign Language for the hearing impaired.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students with ASB cards, and $10 for seniors and children under 12, and may be purchased online at or by calling (510) 657-5711, ext. 46423.

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