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Holding out for a new musical hero



Preview by Paul Nelson

FOLLOWING the hit 80's movie, starring Kevin Bacon, a brand new production of Footloose The Musical will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on February 5, 2004. This will be followed by a major No 1 tour and a possible West End transfer.

Presented by Mark Goucher (Fame, Rent) Michael Rose (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Tristan Baker (Calamity Jane) and Gary Gunas for Clear Channel, the first UK production will be directed by award-winning Paul Kerryson (Rent, On Your Toes, Follies).

The film Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon, was released in 1984. It subsequently took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music, featuring some of the biggest hits of the 1980s. The show ran for two years on Broadway and is now touring the USA.

The No 1-selling Footloose soundtrack includes hit songs such as Holding Out For A Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy, Almost Paradise and, of course, the international smash hit and title song, Footloose, with songs written by Kenny Loggins and Bonnie Tyler.

Written by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobby, Footloose follows the story of Ren, who moves with his mother to a small town where dancing is prohibited by law.

But teenagers will be teenagers. They dare to dance and soon Ren ends up at odds with the town and especially the local minister, Reverend Moore.

More details will be added nearer the production date when details are finalised.

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