Valdese, NC – Presented by Carolina Broadway Theatre Company, Footloose: The Musical will have you dancing in your seat at the Old Rock School Theater November 12-13.  To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score 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.

Based on the original movie, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of the lively city boy, Ren, who moves to a small town where dancing has been banned by an anxious Reverend.  After the culture shock sets in, Ren tries to gain support from his friends to overturn the extreme ban, and while doing so, he catches the attention of the preacher’s daughter.  The incredible pop/rock score features such hits as “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and the hit title song by Kenny Loggins that will bring audiences to their feet – “Footloose.”

“It’s an energetic show with great music,” said Lesia Kaye, CBTC Executive Director, “Director Robert Clater has assembled an incredible young cast that includes talented 13-18 year olds from across the Piedmont region.  These triple-threats are proficient in singing, acting, and dancing, and Carolina Broadway is extremely proud to have these talented teens perform in our production.”

The cast includes Leah Brooks as Ariel, Devin Hatch as Ren McCormick, Clara Hawn as his mother Ethel, Michael Dillon Warren as the Reverend Moore, and Sierra Hodge as his wife Vi. Danielle Whitman is Rusty and her friends Urleen and Wendy Jo played by Lauren Cazell and Jada Grant.  Bradley Langan plays the comic character Willard and Tobi Wilkins plays the boyfriend Chuck.  Alex Woloszyk, Clara Hawn, Allison Furr, Daisy Dias, Jennifer Whitman, Hasan Kothari, Jonah Sanderson, Caroline Congro, Madison Midea, Kristin Ellis, Malia Agostinelli, Alexa Citrin, Lexie Gentle, Mary Langan, Annie Grace Payne, Sadie Reel, Emma Shuford, and Hilleary Wray round out our talented cast.

The creative team includes Robert Clater (Director), Lesia Kaye (Choreographer), and Liam Bailey (Musical Director).
Ticket And Theater Information:  Tickets to Footloose: The Musical are now on sale for $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.  Tickets are available at or by calling 828-330-0182.

Discounted ticket prices for groups of 15 or more can be ordered by contacting Lori Anne Whitman at