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‘Footloose: The Musical’ hits the Argyle Theatre stage; runs until Aug. 28

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This latest Argyle Theatre show is for those who are not afraid to cut loose.

Sponsored by The Post Office Café, the beloved “Footloose: The Musical” premiered on July 14 at the Babylon Village theater and runs until Aug. 28.

Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, the story follows a big-city teenager, Ren McCormack, who moves with his mother to a small Midwestern town where rock music and dancing have been banned.

A story of rebellion, narrow-minded thinking, hope, and inspiration, the Tony-nominated musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with an open mind.

“To be doing a musical that was such an iconic movie…it’s just a very fun musical with a great meaning and message behind it,” said Argyle Theatre co-owner, Dylan Perlman. “It really is for all ages, from child to adult, it’s a crowd-pleaser and a great one for the summertime.”

Directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed by Eugenio Contenti with music direction by Jonathan Brenner, putting on “Footloose: The Musical” at the Argyle Theatre has been a long-time coming, Perlman said.

This show features cast members making their debut on the Argyle Theatre and seasoned performers, such as John Hillner, who is reprising the role of Reverend Shaw Moore he played in the original Broadway Company.

“It’s nice to see the gang back together, so to speak,” Perlman said. “This creative team and cast has been a wonderful team to work with, to watch work and put this show together…now we’re just getting started — it’s going to be a summer of Footloose.”

For more information about tickets and showtimes, visit the Argyle Theatre’s website here.

Top: The cast of “Footloose: The Musical” at Argyle Theatre. Facebook photo courtesy of Genevieve Rafter Keddy.