Footloose

From ESAT
Jump to: navigation, search

A stage musical by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

The original text

Adapted for the stage from the original screenplay of the 1984 film by Dean Pitchford, with music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Logins and Jim Steinman.

Premiered in 1998 and became a Broadway and West End hit. Remade as a film in 2011.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society in 2007, directed by Robin Williams.

2009: The first production at The Mandela, Joburg Theatre (the new name of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre), starring Carlo McFarlane (Ren McCormack), Norman Anstey (Rev Shaw Moore), Judy Ditchfield (Vi Moore), Carmen Pretorius (Ariel) and others.

2014: Presented as the 14th annual PANSA Young Performers Production at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 1 to 13 July 2014. Directed by Themi Venturas, with Daisy Spencer (Choreographer), Des Govender (Vocal Coach) and Luke Holder ( Musical Director).

Sources

KZdance/music/theatre - Footloose - 01/07/2014 - Artslink.co.za News

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to F in Plays II Foreign Plays

Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page