Thursday, April 10, 7:30pm
Friday, April 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 12, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, April 13, 2:00pm
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren 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. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
Faculty and Staff $5
ONU Student $5
Box office 419-772-1900
Sean McKnight received nominations for the LA Drama Critics Circle Award and the LA Stage Alliance Ovation! Award for his choreography of Hot Mikado. Currently, his work with 24 Hour Musicals can be seen in Elisabeth Sperling’s documentary “One Night Stand.” Other choreographic credits include Dance Austria: The Big Waltz at Lincoln Center and extensive work with Broadway Cares. Most recently he served as Associate Choreographer on the new Kathie Lee Gifford musical, Saving Aimee at Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre. Performance credits include Broadway/National Tours of: Shrek The
Musical, Curtains, The Producers, 42nd Street, Cinderella, Annie Get Your Gun and
A Christmas Story The Musical. Other New York credits include The Radio City
Christmas Spectacular, Girl Crazy, Stairway To Paradise, and Merrily We Roll Along
for City Center Encores! Kennedy Center credits include: Ragtime, Carnival! and Mame. Other regional credits include performances at Ford’s Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Casa Manana, and Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars. Sean received his training at the University of Michigan.