Footloose – Show Guidelines

Kick off your Sunday shoes with this 80s favorite! Based on the 1984 Academy Award-nominated blockbuster hit, Footloose shows how a little teenage rebellion and a love of music can open hearts and transform a town. Featuring chart-topping hits, including “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and the Grammy-nominated title track “Footloose,” this four-time Tony Award-nominated dancing sensation will have the entire family burning and yearning to cut loose!

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. 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.  The show is best suited to teens and adults.


Language
The words damn, hell, bitchin’, ass/asshole, shit, hell, damn and piss are used.

Sexual Innuendo
Some dialogue and musical numbers contain sexual innuendo.

Characters allude to promiscuity and occasionally make suggestive remarks.

Drugs and Alcohol
In one scene, several characters drink alcohol.

Violence
In one scene, a gang of teenagers beats up a main character.

Another character threatens to slap his daughter.

A teenage boy beats up a teenage girl.

Mature Content
A tragic accident in which several young people died is discussed.