A generational clash between a stern pastor and small town teenagers comes to the Center for the Arts beginning Friday, Jan. 11, in the form of the musical “Footloose,” which has achieved wide popularity in community theaters for its exuberant dance and vocal numbers.
"Footloose" (Photo submitted)
The plot revolves around the efforts by a newly arrived big city boy to persuade the town teenagers to fight a ban on dancing imposed by a conservative and authoritarian minister. The minister’s wife and rebellious daughter play significant roles in the outcome of the struggle.
Based on the 1984 film of the same name, the stage musical “ Footloose” opened on Broadway in 1998, closed after 700 performances, and then found immediate favor among high school, college and civic theater directors.
The Murfreesboro production, which runs through Saturday, Jan. 20, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, students and military, and $11 for children up to age 12.
For more information, go to www.boroarts.org, call 615 904-2787, or visit the Center for the Arts at 110 W. College St., one block from the historic Square in Murfreesboro.