Classic tale of teenage rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. And a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy".
"Huge nods to Co-Choreographers Lisa Stevens (also Director) and Jeff Dimitriou, for enlivening the stage with numbers that had various and layered moving parts. With a large ensemble such as this, their work deserves high praise..."
Jeff Kerr, Mooney on Theatre
Randolph Academy, Toronto, Ontario, CAN
Director / Choreographer: Lisa Stevens
Co-Choreographer: Jeff Dimitriou
Barbara Bayes - Madam President
Richard Clodfelter - Agent Gordon
Josh Evans - Agent #1
Marianne Mason - Doris