February 21, 2012 > Logan High gets Footloose
Logan High gets Footloose
Submitted By Will Hairston
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher determined to exercise the control over the town's youth. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid.
The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage, "Footloose" celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
The show will be presented by James Logan High School's Drama Department in the James Logan Center for the Performing Arts March 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors 55 and up. For tickets and more information call the theatre office/box office at (510) 471-2520 ext. 31722.
March 1 - 3
James Logan Center for the Performing Arts
1800 H Street, Union City
(510) 471-2520 ext. 31722
Tickets: $12 - $15