Footloose will be presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild on August 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on August 7 and 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Little Theatre.

A stage adaptation of the original Dean Pitchford 1984 screenplay that starred Kevin Bacon, Footloose jams to the rockin' rhythms of its Oscar-nominated top 50 score to which new and dynamic songs have been added. The original screenplay had music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. The stage adaptation by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie has additional music by Eric Carman, Sammy Haggar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. The score contains Footloose, The Girl Gets Around, Somebody's Eyes, I Can't Stand Still, Holding Out for a Hero, I'm Free, Let's Hear It For the Boy, Mamma Says and Almost Paradise.

Footloose tells the story of a teenager's adventure in a new town. Ren McCormick and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town and realize it's quite different than the city life that they are used to. The town has banned dancing. With the help of his new found friends, Ariel and Willard, Ren convinces the Reverend and town to let kids dance. Through doing so, Ren reveals some of the town's unhealed wounds which helps everyone have understanding and acceptance of who they are. This show is full of dancing, singing and laughing and is fun for all ages.


Ren McCormick - Will Manahan

Ariel Moore - Emma Alley

Willard Hewitt - AJ Lester

Rusty - Kaylee Burdette

Reverend Shaw Moore - Tim Whitener

Vi Moore - Toni Pilato

Ethel McCormack - Lindsey Duvall

Chuck Cranston/Bob - Andrew Edwards

Jeter/Travis - Landon George

Cowboy Bob/Bickle/Lyle - Dylan Carpenter

Urleen - Alexa Sekercak

Wendy Jo - Caroline McLaury

Opening Scene Rusty - Zoe Dorst

Opening Scene Urleen - Heather Hicks

Opening Scene Wendy Jo - Olivia Hayes

Garvin - Andrew Adkins

Coach Dunbar - Eric B. Hudnall

Eleanor Dunbar - Reba Burgess

Betty Blast - Marsha Isaacs

Principal Harry Clark - Kent C. McMillion

Lulu Warnicker - Hannah O'Brien

Wes Warnicker - Jonathan Raines

SINGERS & DANCERS - Andrea Cremeans, Bethany Garris, Bella Lucas, Marie McComas, Mark Worlledge



Nina Denton Pasinetti

Musical Director

Gail Kennedy

Technical Director

Tom Pasinetti


Mary Ellen Logsdon