Escondido, CA (PRWEB) May 8, 2010
The Welk Resorts Theater (http://www.welktheatersandiego.com/)proudly announces the casting of Footloose – The Musical. Welk has assembled a cast of seasoned veterans whose credits include Broadway, Touring and Regional theater, professionals from Los Angeles and San Diego and some new, fresh talent from San Diego and Orange County. Broadway veteran Cynthia Ferrer, local professional and favorite Eileen Bowman and a cast of 14 others round this spectacular cast of singing and dancing energies!
Based on the 1984 musical film starring Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow, this Tony Award nominated musical characterizes the youth in all of us that just wants to “cut loose” and not be bound by the challenges and obstacles that life might present us. It is a heartfelt journey that reflects the survivor in everyone; representing the joy, the trials and tribulations, the love, and the passion to follow ones dreams – all rooted in the necessity of family representing the power to rise from tragedy with reason, purpose and integrity.
Filled with classic songs by Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow and Kenny Loggins, this musical jukebox brings out an energy and drive like no other musical. Let’s Hear It For the Boy, Almost Paradise, Holding Out for a Hero and the explosive title song Footloose are just a few of the iconic songs brought to life in this dance driven piece. These energetic and moving songs, each a pop single in their own right, are woven dramatically in a dynamic and entertaining way into the show’s story.
Transferred to the Broadway stage in 1998, it was nominated for four Tony Awards including “Best Book of a Musical” and “Best Original Score”.
Director Daniel Mojica, along with his collaborators, design team, hopes to take the Welk audiences on an imaginative and thrilling ride - one for all generations. It promises to have you dancing in the aisles, singing with “glee” and remembering just what it felt like to turn around, put your feet on the ground, take a hold of your soul and - cut FOOTLOOSE!
Footloose runs May 6 – Jun 27 with 1pm matinee performances on Wed/Thurs/Sat/Sun and evening shows Thurs/Sat
For more info contact Joshua Carr, Producer at (760) 749-3000 x22148
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