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GHS thespians getting 'footloose'
Students to perform musical based on 1984 film
Gainesville High School theater students will perform the musical version of “Footloose” on May 6-8 in the school’s theater. Student actors, from left, are: Will Campbell as Shaw Moore, Emilie Agile as Vi Moore, TJ Gibson as Willard Hewitt, Carlee Cosper as Wendy Jo, Julia Truelove as Urleen, Triston Wimpye as Ren McCormack, Alaina Holeman as Rusty, Sarah Beth Moss as Ariel Moore, Logan Harr as Chuck Cranston and Sam Terray as Travis.


When: 7:30 p.m. May 6-8

Where: Gainesville High School, 830 Century Place, Gainesville

Cost: $8 adults; $5 students and seniors

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For children of the 1980s, one classic film epitomized the battle between teenagers and their stringent parents. But in this fish-out-of-water story, one male teen spearheads the rebellion through dance.

Based on the 1984 film, “Footloose” was turned from silver screen gem to Broadway musical. And now it will appear on the Gainesville High School stage.

In the story, a young man named Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to a small town only to learn his passion for music and dance are not only discouraged but illegal. Now Ren faces many challenges, especially a battle with strong-willed preacher Shaw Moore. Adding to the tension is the love Ren develops for Moore’s spirited daughter, Ariel. The two teens then lead the town’s youth to a new dawn with a real dance.

Showtimes will be 7:30 p.m. May 6-8 at 830 Century Place in Gainesville. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors 65 and older.

Tickets must be requested ahead of time by emailing Ticketholders must provide the number of tickets desired, the name of the ticketholder and the date and date of tickets. Tickets may be picked up the night of the show.

The school requires the purchase of all tickets requested. Allow for up to 24 hours for an email confirming the order.

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