Marriott Announces FOOTLOOSE Cast & Staff

Marriott Announces FOOTLOOSE Cast & Staff

Pictured: Lucy Godínez | Maia Rosenfeld Photography

The Marriott Theatre has announced the cast for Gary Griffin’s new production of FOOTLOOSE, running April 10 through June 2.

The stage adaptation of FOOTLOOSE is based on a true story and the 1984 film, where free-spirited Ren moves from Chicago to a conservative small town where the repressive local minister has convinced the town to ban dancing and rock n’ roll. “I believe this musical is the most relevant production to be working on right now,” says Griffin. “We, as humans, think there is such a divide among us and that we are all so different. Dance and music is a way to connect, celebrate life and cope with loss. It is wonderfully universal, and the divide we imagine is really just an illusion.”

FOOTLOOSE will feature Aidan Wharton as Ren McCormack, Lucy Godínez as Ariel, Jim Stanek as Reverend Shaw Moore, Heidi Kettenring as Ethel McCormack, and Johanna McKenzie Miller as Vi Moore, with Ben Barker as Willard Hewitt, Ryan McBride as Chuck Cranston, and Monica Ramirez as Rusty. The ensemble will showcase Wydetta Carter, Shea Coffman, Keirsten Hodgens, Christopher Wayland Jones, Meghan Murphy, James Rank, Sara Reinecke, Nancy Voigts, Nick Cosgrove, Samuel Gardner, John Gurdian, UJ Mangune, Emily Madigan, Madison Piner, Sarah Ohlson, and Karl Skyler Urban.

Griffin’s production team includes Choreographer William Carlos Angulo and Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson. The set design is by Scott Davis, costume design by Anna Wooden, lighting design by Jesse Klug, sound design by Bob Gilmartin, media design by Liviu Pasare, properties design by Sally Zack, and musical supervision is by Patti Garwood.

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