Footloose Event Photo


An Electrifying Dance Musical
Book by Dean Pritchford and Walter Bobbie, Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pritchford
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pritchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman

I can’t stand still! Based on the film of the same name, this toe-tapping musical is set in the little southern town of Bomont, where dancing has been outlawed by the Reverend Shaw Moore after a terrible accident. New arrival Ren McCormack is quick to stir up trouble when he catches the eye of Moore’s rebellious daughter, Ariel, and comes up with the idea to throw a dance for the town. With an Oscar-nominated score and dynamic new songs, this show will make you want to cut loose!

NOTE: This show contains alcohol and mild adult themes.

FOOTLOOSE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Wednesday, June 15th at 8:00pm - Opening Night Party
Thursday, June 16th at 8:00pm
Friday, June 17th at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 18th at 2:00pm - THEATRE FOR ALL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, June 18th at 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 22nd at 8:00pm

Thursday, June 23rd at 8:00pm
Friday, June 24th at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 25th at 8:00pm

Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

Tickets are $17 for General Public, $12 for NMU Faculty/Staff, Seniors, and Military, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students.


Musical Numbers


Footloose* - Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen, Company
On Any Sunday - Shaw, Ren, Ethel, Company
The Girl Gets Around** - Chuck, Ariel, Travis, Lyle
I Can't Stand Still - Ren
Somebody's Eyes - Rusty, Urleen, Wendy Jo, Company
Learning To Be Silent - Vi, Ethel, Ariel
Holding Out For A Hero+ - Ariel, Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen
Somebody's Eyes - Scene Change - Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen
Somebody's Eyes - Reprise - Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen, Chuck, Lyle, Travis
Heaven Help Me - Shaw
I'm Free*/Heaven Help Me - Ren, Shaw, Company


Still Rockin' - Cowboy Bob and His Band
Let's Hear It For The Boy - Rusty, Company
Can You Find It In Your Heart? - Vi
Dancing Is Not A Crime - Ren
Mama Says (You Can't Back Down) - Willard, Bickle, Garvin, Jeter, Ren
Mama Says - Encore - Willard, Bickle, Garvin, Jeter, Ren
Almost Paradise++ - Ren, Ariel
Heaven Help Me - Reprise - Shaw
Can You Find It In Your Heart? - Reprise - Shaw
Footloose* - Finale - Company


All music by Tom Snow, except: *Kenny Loggins; **Sammy Hagar; +Jim Steinman; ++Eric Carmen
All Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, except; "Footloose" lyrics by Dean Pitchford and Kenny Loggins

Cast List


Ren McCormack Brendan Sheehan
Reverend Shaw Moore Gavin Carnahan
Ariel Moore Jimena Flores Sanchez
Vi Moore Jill Vermeulen
Willard Hewitt Nathan Petit
Ethel McCormack Emily Fitzpatrick
Chuck Cranston Gabe Kohlbeck
Rusty Chloe Calhoun
Wendy Jo Corinne Holland
Urleen Maggie Medford
Lulu Warnicker Sylvia Gravel
Wes Warnicker Quinn Skelly
Coach Dunbar Jordon Taylor
Eleanor Dunbar Kyra Skinner
Lyle Nick Petrelli
Travis Marcell McKenzie
Cop Maya Moreau
Cowgirl Allyson Peter
Betty Blast Jordon Taylor
Principal Clark Allyson Peter
Jeter Jonathan Tuinstra
Bickle Quinn Skelly
Garvin Timothy Bradford
Cowboy Bob Marcell McKenzie
Cowboy Bob's Band Sylvia Gravel, Maya Moreau
Ensemble Timothy Bradford, Sylvia Gravel, Marcell McKenzie, Maya Moreau, Allyson Peter,
Nick Petrelli, Quinn Skelly, Kyra Skinner, Jordon Taylor, Jonathan Tuinstra

Creative Team


Director Kaitlyn Frotton
Music Director Donna Schaffer
Choreographer Jill Grundstrom
Scenic Designer Lex van Blommestein
Lighting Designer David Pierce
Assistant Lighting Designer Marla Alden
Costume Designer Joel Shinavier
Sound Designer Dan Zini
Properties Designer Keli Crawford-Truckey
Production Stage Manager Clair Kaminski
Technical Director Braeden Ingersoll

Additional Artistic Staff


Assistant Technical Director Ethan Rickert
Assistant Stage Manager Sam Wardisiani
Master Electrician Marla Alden

Forest Roberts Theatre Summer Staff


Director of Theatre Jill Grundstrom
Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor Braeden Ingersoll
Properties Supervisor Keli Crawford-Truckey
Scenic/Paint Supervisor Lex van Blommestein
Master Carpenter Ethan Rickert
Carpenters and Painters Emily Iszler, Sam Wardisiani
Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Sound and Media Supervisor Dan Zini
Electricians Ryan Harvey, Erin Hope
Marketing/Box Office Manager Lilith Kontos
Marketing/Box Office Staff Erin Hope, Clair Kaminski, Sophie Sam

Cast Bios

Nick Petrelli (Lyle/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on stage after a long hiatus due to the pandemic! He is originally from Elgin, Illinois, studied musical theatre at Western Michigan University, and is now based in NYC. Some of his favorite previous performance opportunities include singing aboard the Aida Stella (Aida Cruises), touring with PJ Masks, Live! (Round Room), and playing Dickon in The Secret Garden (Theatre Raleigh). Nick is extremely grateful to have the support of his family, friends, and boyfriend, Alex.

Creative Team Bios

Kaitlyn Frotton (Director) is thrilled to be making her North Coast Theatre Festival debut! Directing/teaching credits include: Tunnel Theatre Co. in NYC (featured Tony Award winner Alice Ripley and Lucille Lortel Award winner Michael Luwoye), Boden's Performing Arts College in London, UK (Classical Acting Teacher), William T. Sherman School in NYC (Director/Choreographer), Red Mountain Theatre Company's Advanced Acting Program in Birmingham, AL (Acting Teacher), and McCarter Theatre’s Young Actor’s Studio in Princeton, NJ (Movement Coach). A proud member of the Actor's Equity Association, Kaitlyn has performed in NYC, London, Edinburgh, Seychelles, Manila, and Las Vegas. She holds a B.M. in Musical Theatre from Rider University and an M.A. in Classical Acting from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.