Footloose to hit the stage thanks to MacKillop, Stannies students

WITH a cast of 80 performers, the upcoming Footloose production is guaranteed to get you dancing.

The huge production is a joint venture between students and teachers from MacKillop College and St Stanislaus’ College.

MacKillop creative arts co-ordinator Paul Hughes said: “It’s looking really good and we’re down to our last rehearsal on Monday.”

The musical is based on the 1984 film of the same name, and the plot revolves around two lead characters, Ren McCormack and Ariel Moore.

Ren has moved from Chicago to the small town of Bomont and finds that life in the town is very different to what he has been used to.

There’s a cast of 80, a band of 14 students and probably about the same in tech crews. We’re looking at well over 100 students.

MacKillop College creative arts co-ordinator Paul Hughes

Mr Hughes said it was a fitting storyline for the students: “The themes are pretty good in terms of the students – there’s teenage angst and a little bit of religion.”

The production is directed by Charmeon Jooste, with Victoria Roth on board as musical director.

“There’s a cast of 80, a band of 14 students and probably about the same in tech crews. We’re looking at well over 100 students,” Mr Hughes said.

Footloose runs nightly from March 22 to 25 at the Stannies’ Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $10 (student), $20 (adult) and $25 (family) and are available from the Stannies’ office.