Twilight Theatre will cut ‘Footloose’ next two weekends


The Twilight Theatre is proud to present the high-energy dance musical, “Footloose,” opening Friday night, Sept. 2 at the beautiful Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

The perfect way to end the summer, “Footloose” (directed by Tanya Gruber; assistant directors Nora Wilfong and Marissa Shenkle) features high-spirited dancing (choreographed by Brenda Hotard), costumes from the 80’s (coordinated by Leah Larson), and music you’ll want to sing along with (music directed by Alison Chambers; assistant music director, Allie Duncan).

Known for songs such as “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” Footloose is a story of the American spirit. When Ren (Tyler Walls), a carefree, on top of the world teen and his mother (Andrea Caldwell) move from big town Chicago to small town Beaumont where rock music and dancing are forbidden, the culture shock is palpable. With the prom right around the corner, Ren inspires his classmates to challenge the repressive ordinance banning rock music and dancing and, more specifically, the Bible-thumping preacher (Gary Morgan) charged with its moral enforcement. The ensuing struggle is not without friction, laughter, and tender moments, and in the end, we see that it’s more than just the teens who are liberated from long-standing repression.

“This show, this cast, this crew, and this story – they’re all totally awesome,” says Director Tanya Gruber in her best 80’s lingo.

Performances are at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7:40 p.m.) on Friday nights, 9/2 and 9/9 and Saturday nights 9/3 and 9/10. Tickets are available at the Amphitheater Box office or online at Gold Table (seats 6): $120; General Admission: $17, adults and $15 students/seniors/military. For more information, email