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Montgomery High School, Virtuoso, presents “Footloose”

By Staff | Apr 14, 2015

Pictured are junior, Isaac Dietrich, and senior, Bryce Winder playing the roles of Willard and Ren in Montgomery High School's upcoming production of "Footloose." Dietrich will perform the Friday and Sunday shows while Winder will be featured as Ren in all the performances.

MONTGOMERY – Virtuoso, the Montgomery High School music and theatre ensemble, will be presenting their spring musical, “Footloose”, Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m, Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

With music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, “Footloose” takes place in a town where nobody is permitted to dance. Ren, a young Chicago transplant, makes it his mission to bring dancing back to the town. Along the way, he falls in love, creates friendships, and finds that the issues from his troubled childhood are very similar to the battles raging within his biggest obstacle, Shaw Moore, the towns’ reverend.

“Footloose” has become a classic in musical theatre literature and draws influences from rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, pop, gospel and Broadway.

Tickets are available on the showtix4u website or can be purchased by calling 1-866-967-8167. You can also access the ticket site through the school website at www.montasd.org.

Tickets will be sold at the door but reserved seating is encouraged. Some of the character roles are double cast in order to give more of the students the opportunity for growth. The upperclassmen will be performing the Friday and Sunday shows while the underclassmen will be featured on Saturday evening.

Virtuoso has been in existence for 16 years, but is in its seventh season as a combined theatre and vocal ensemble. Virtuoso’s most recent performance was “Our Town” in November and “SHREK, the Musical” last spring.