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Open Air performs "Footloose the Musical" for two weekends

“Footloose the Musical” begins a two weekend run Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 25, at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

When Ren McCormack and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school.

What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home.

When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

With stage adaptation, original screenplay and lyrics by Dean Pitchford and music by Tom Snow, the score of “Footloose the Musical” includes such classic 80s hits as “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Almost Paradise,” “Let's Hear it for the Boy” and the title track, “Footloose.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under and $12 for seniors 65 and older. Tickets can be purchased at the Open Air Theatre box office a half-hour prior to the performance. Group discounts are available.

The theater is inside Washington Crossing State Park at 455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville, N.J. Visit the Downtown PAC website or call 267-885-9857.

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