Footloose Tour Ends Jan. 30 In Chicago

News   Footloose Tour Ends Jan. 30 In Chicago Everybody from the cast and crew of the touring production of Footloose is being cut loose. The U.S. company will end its travels Jan. 30 at Chicago's Shubert Theatre.
The company of Footloose on tour.
The company of Footloose on tour. (Photo by Photo by Joan Marcus)

Everybody from the cast and crew of the touring production of Footloose is being cut loose. The U.S. company will end its travels Jan. 30 at Chicago's Shubert Theatre.

Footloose launched its national tour Dec. 15, a mere two months after its Oct. 22 Broadway opening at the Richard Rodgers. That first tour stop was at the newly renovated Allen Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Subsequent cities included Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle Tampa and Minneapolis.

Based on the 1984 Kevin Bacon movie of the same name, Footloose features much of the film's original score. Songs include "Footloose," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and "Almost Paradise," as well as several new tunes written expressly for the stage.

Directed by Walter Bobbie, Footloose features music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford with Bobbie and Pitchford sharing a "stage adaptation" credit. Additional music is by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hager, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.

The Shubert Theatre is located at 22 W. Monroe Street. For tickets to the Chicago engagement, call (312) 902-1500.