E-town's gonna cut ‘Footloose’

The cast of the Elizabethtown Social Center production, "Footloose."

The cast of the Elizabethtown Social Center production, "Footloose." Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Whittemore said the role of Ariel was an exciting part to play and it was easy to get into character.

“She’s (Ariel) kind of my alter ego, she’s a rebel child and I’m not,” Whittemore said. “It’s fun to branch out and be someone different.”

The diverse age of the cast also brings something for everyone for the performance.

“The great thing about having community members in the play is I’ve been able to cast appropriately, and that brings the story together,” Hughes said.

Hughes said the play will appeal to all generations. Audience members who saw the original 1980s film and were entertained by the songs “Footloose” and “Let’s Hear it For the Boy,” with stars Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker and younger audience members who know the 2011 version with Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough will be entertained. DeMuro has been working with all the actors on the dances to bring the show to life with the signature music.

”It’s all very fast, rhythmic, music, we’re always asking the actors to push the tempo,” Hughes said.

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