North Shore Footloose to Feature John Jeffrey Martin, Chelsea Morgan Stock, George Dvorsky, Maureen Brennan

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Complete casting has been announced for the North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming production of the musical Footloose, based on the 1984 film of the same name.

John Jeffrey Martin
John Jeffrey Martin

Directed by Mark Martino with choreography by Vince Pesce, performances are scheduled for Aug. 16-28 at the Massachusetts venue.

The cast will be led by John Jeffrey Martin as Ren McCormack, Chelsea Morgan Stock as Ariel Moore, George Dvorsky as Reverend Shaw Moore, Maureen Brennan as Vi Moore, Marci Reid as Ethel McCormack, Stephen Berger as Principal Clark, Matthew Dorsey as Willard, Gwen Hollander as Rusty, Gary Lynch as Uncle Wes/Cowboy Bob, Marissa Rosen as Wendy Joe and Sean Watkins as Chuck Cranston.

The company also includes Meredith Akins as Tammy, Steven Boyd Baker as Lyle, Garrett Broadwell as Garvin, Andrea Collier as Urlean, Katharine Heaton as Eleanor Dunbar, Erin Mary Henry as Belinda, AJ Hughes as Bickle, Jen Jenkins as Aunt Lulu/Betty Blast, Kara Kimmer as Ruthann, Nathan Thomas Madden as Jeter, Joe Moeller as Travis and Terry Moore as Coach Dunbar. Jen Jenkins is the dance captain.

Footloose, according to the North Shore, is "a story of American spirit — a carefree city kid transplanted to a conservative rural town where rock ’n roll and dancing are forbidden. He takes on the authorities, makes all the right moves, and, of course, wins the girl in the end."

Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, the musical features a stage adaptation by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie with music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Pitchford and additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. The creative team also includes scenic designer Michael Schweikardt, lighting designer Chris Chambers, costume designer Jose Rivera, musical director Eric Alsford, assistant musical director James Olmstead and sound designer James McCartney.

Footloose is a co-production with the Cape Playhouse.

For tickets and more information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd.

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