Theater show, ‘Footloose,’ takes the stage


Bak’s production of footloose incorporates popular songs for everyone to sing along to and follows the heartwarming story of a young boy searching for his father. “My favorite part is how all of the cast must come together to put on an amazing show and seeing that happen through the process. Every person in this show is important to create a show with high stakes that captures the audience’s attention.” Said musical theater teacher, Ms. Caperna. Photo taken by Malina Asnani.

From rehearsing dance numbers to going over lines, eighth grade  theater majors’ production of “Footloose” opened on April 14 and closed on April 15.

“Musical theater has always been my passion, and I couldn’t imagine my life without it, so I’m really glad we are putting on this production,”  Jenna Bennett, eighth grade theater major said. 

“Footloose” will be the last show for the eighth graders in the musical theater class before they move onto high school, so students are trying their hardest to put on a glamorous production.

“I think my favorite part is going to be the big finale because it’s a very big dance number, and everyone looks so good in their costumes. Especially since it’s our last year, it’s sad, but it’s going to be so much fun,” Emma Massimi, eighth grade theater major said. 

This show comes highly  recommended for any musical theater fans who enjoy upbeat dances and songs. Tickets are currently on sale on the website

“The heartfelt story that presents itself is of a father longing for the son he lost, and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him,” said musical theater teacher, Neena Caperna. “To the upbeat fun and high energy music and dancing, ‘Footloose’ celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.”