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"Footloose: The Musical" coming to APSU this week

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Footloose: The Musical” at the Trahern Theatre this week. The performance will highlight the work of students, faculty and staff associated with the musical theatre concentration of the department’s new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Footloose: The Musical” at the Trahern Theatre this week. The performance will highlight the work of students, faculty and staff associated with the musical theatre concentration of the department’s new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.

The musical—directed by Dr. Christopher Bailey, APSU assistant professor of musical theatre, and choreographed by Margaret Rennerfeldt, associate professor of dance—runs from Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. A special matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.

Adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, and based on Pitchford’s original screenplay, “Footloose” offers an explosive musical experience perfectly suited for the live stage. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing, instituted by a local preacher determined to control the town’s youth. 

Tickets for “Footloose” are $10 for students/military/seniors and $15 for adults. For more information, contact Marcus Hayes at the Trahern Theatre box office at (931) 221-7379 or by emailing boxoffice@apsu.edu. 

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