Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (his new best friend), Ren sets out to bring back dancing and in the process, help the town to heal from a tragedy that has affected them all.
Theatre/Venue NameUnion Theatre
Venue addressUnion House, University of Melbourne Union Road, Parkville VIC 3010
All performance dates and start times

Wednesday 4 May, 7:30 pm
Thursday 5 May, 7:30 pm
Friday 6 May, 7.30 pm
Saturday 7 May, 2:00 pm
Saturday 7 May, 7:00 pm

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Creative Team
Co-Producers – Lexi Greenberg (she/her) & Tom Liszukiewicz (he/him)
Director – Teresa Giansiracusa (she/her)
Assistant Director – Tom O’Sullivan (he/him)
Musical Director – Louis Ajani (he/him)
Assistant Musical Director – Julian Smith-Gard (he/him)
Vocal Director – Bella Wiemers (she/her)
Co-Choreographers – Jamiee White (she/her) & Carmen Yih (she/her)
Assistant Choreographer – Ella Clarke (she/her)
Stage Manager – Ashleigh Tascone (she/her)
Deputy Stage Manager – Loretta Costa (she/her)
Assistant Stage Manager – Matilda O’Riley (she/her)
Equity Officer – Maddi Sullivan (she/her)
Publicity Manager – Olivia White (she/her)
Assistant Publicity Manager – Moya Lucy (she/her)
Costume Designer – Karen Spencer (she/her)
Assistant Costume Designer – Joshua Bartsch (they/them)
Hair & Makeup Designer – Rachel Snape (she/her)
Lighting Designer – Natalya Shield (she/her)
Assistant Lighting Designer – Taishah Simcox (she/her)
Sound Designer – Robert Sargent (he/him)
Assistant Sound Designer – Daniel Gigliotti (he/him)
Set Designer – Bridie Turner (she/her)
Assistant Set Designer – Sam Osborn Rassaby (he/him)
Cast List
Ren McCormack – Flynn Smeaton (he/him)
Ariel Moore – Rachel Dwyer (she/her)
Reverend Shaw Moore – Joshua Sumner (he/him)
Vi Moore – Emma Gare (she/her)
Ethel McCormack – Lana Davey (they/she)
Chuck Cranston – Marchella Rusciano-Barrow (she/her)
Rusty – Ninna Aguirre (she/her)
Willard Hewitt – Will Palmer (he/him)
Wendy Jo – Jo Jabalde (she/they)
Urleen – Darcy Towe (she/her)
Featured Ensemble:
Dance Captain – Kennedy Foley (she/her)
Dance Captain – Taylor White (she/her)
Cowboy Bob – Isabella Chavez-Romero (she/they)
Shan D’Cruz (she/her), Jerry Ge (he/him), Seb Grech (he/they), Meg Heathcote (she/her), Olivia Hector (she/her), Jack Smith (he/him), Michelle Padua (she/her), Bronte Smeaton (she/her) & Georgia Wilder (she/they).

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