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HART to present 'Footloose'

'Footloose' will play on select dates in July at HART. Donated photo 'Footloose' will play on select dates in July at HART. Donated photo

A special production of “Footloose” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 18-19, 25-27 and 2 p.m. July 20-21 and 28 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. 

This high-energy musical promis es to ignite the stage with unforget table performances, classic 1980s hits and a compelling story of youthful rebellion and the quest for freedom.

In the small town of Bomont, dancing and loud music are forbidden and the joy of youth is stifled by rigid conformity. Enter Ren McCormack, a spirited teenager from Chicago, who challenges the oppressive norms and ignites a movement that changes the town forever.

Under the direction of HART’s talented team, “Footloose” explores themes of individuality, expression and the transformative power of art.

“‘Footloose’ is not just a nostalgic romp through the neon-lit streets of the 80s,” said HART Artistic Director & Director of Footloose Candice Dickinson. “It’s a testament to the enduring power of art to transcend boundaries and spark revolutions. At its core, Footloose is a rallying cry for individuality, expression and the relentless pursuit of freedom.” 

With a cast of 37 performers ranging from seasoned HART veterans to fresh faces making their stage debut, audiences can expect powerhouse performances of iconic 1980’s anthems such as “Holdin’ Out for a Hero,” “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise” and “Footloose.” 

To make reservations, call the HART Box Office at 828.456.6322 or go to harttheatre.org. HART Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. HART is located at 250 Pigeon Street in Waynesville.

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