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Ivoryton Playhouse gets "Footloose"

Published June 27. 2013 4:00AM
Cody Ryan

Sorry to do this to you, but: "Footloose."

Yes, now you're going to spend the rest of the day humming that Kenny Loggins tune - it's inevitable.

But we can't avoid that because the subject is "Footloose," the musical. The 1984 movie became a 1998 Broadway show, and now Ivoryton Playhouse is staging the whole dancing, teen-romancing shebang.

There are songs from the Broadway version, along with the film's tunes like "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and "Almost Paradise."

Directing this production is Richard Amelius, who is artistic director of Delaware River Theatre Collective. The musical director is Michael Morris, who also happens to be director of music at the Hartt School. He's bringing along some Hartt School alums to perform in the show, including Patrick H. Dunn, Zoe Kassay and Cody Ryan.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

"Footloose," Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton; opens Wednesday and runs through July 28; 7:30 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m. Wed. and Sun.; $40 adults, $35 seniors, $20 students, $15 children; (860) 767-7318, ivorytonplayhouse.org.

 

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