Phoenix Festival Theater in Footloose


Phoenix Festival Theater will perform Footloose March 4-6 and March 11-13 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Theater.

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he’s not prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pits a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rocking rhythms of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Tickets are $18-$22. To purchase tickets, visit For disability-related accommodations, please call 443-412-2211 at least two weeks in advance.

Masks are still encouraged at all HCC-presented shows but are not required. The College thanks you for your support of our arts programming and greatly appreciates your patronage.

Footloose is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals and is directed by Rodd Robertson with a stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, the music was written by Tom Snow with lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Additional music is by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.

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