August 1 – September 1, 2019
Celebrate the spirit and optimism of young people fighting for change backed by a soundtrack of ‘80s pop anthems in this stage adaptation of the hit film. When city boy Ren moves to a small town where dancing is outlawed, he finds himself an outsider and a target of the local preacher who pushed for the ban – especially after attracting the attention of the reverend’s rebellious daughter.
Through explosive choreography and invigorating songs such as ‘Holding Out for a Hero,’ ‘Let’s Hear it for the Boy,’ and the exhilarating title track; Ren challenges the community to reverse the rule and heal from the tragedy that kept their hearts from dancing.
Directed by PEGGY TAPHORN
Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE
Based on the Original Screenplay by DEAN PITCHFORD
Music by TOM SNOW
Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD
Additional Music by ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS, and JIM STEINMAN