INTRODUCING THE CAST OF FOOTLOOSE, OPENING JULY 19
Jordan Leggett, Evan Latta, Alyson Enderle, Ethan Davenport, Angela Steele, Emily Scinto, Dylan Rugh, Reese Britts, and Erin Farste
When seventeen-year-old Ren McCormack’s father walks out on his family with no explanation and no goodbye, Ren is forced to move from Chicago to a town in the middle of Nowhere, Nowheresville, where he has no friends and no prayer of fitting in. Things go from bad to worse when he realizes that the town has outlawed his only outlet—dancing, the girl he likes is the conservative preacher’s daughter, and her boyfriend has a mean right hook and a target on Ren’s head. So our endlessly optimistic hero does the only thing he knows how to do: fight back. And get every kid in school to do it with him. Based on the beloved 1980s film and featuring all the songs that made it famous, this musical is a non-stop dance party with a heart of gold.
Ethan Davenport makes his Artistry debut as Ren McCormack. Growing up in South Minneapolis, Ethan appeared at the Guthrie Theater, the History Theater, and in over a half dozen productions at Children's Theater Company. He is a rising junior in the prestigious theater program at University of Evansville.
Angela Steele played Elle Woods in last summer's production of Legally Blonde. She may also be familiar to Artistry audiences as Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone (2016) or Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (2015). Her other Twin Cities credits include Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theatre Latte Da, and the History Theater.
Jennifer Eckes, Paul R. Coate*, and Shana Eisenberg all return to Artistry in Footloose. Jennifer was last seen in the The Music Man (2017) as Marian Paroo, Paul in Legally Blonde (2018) as Professor Callahan, and Shana in Victor/Victoria (2018).
* Member AEA
With Austin Lewis (Chuck Cranston), Emily Scinto (Urleen), Alyson Enderle (Wendy Jo), France Roberts (Wes Warnicker), Mary Palazzolo (Lulu Warnicker), Brent Teclaw (Coach Roger Dunbar), Maggie Mae Sulentic (Eleanor Dunbar), Josh Weisenburger (Lyle), Carter Bannwarth (Travis), Brittany Marie Wilson (Principal Harriet Clark), Dylan Rugh (Bickle), Jordan Leggett (Garvin), Luke Harger (Jeter), Josie Axelson, Elizabeth Cassidy, Evan Latta, Nicholas Ohren, Callie Rosenbaum, Michael Hasenmueller and Rebekah Meyer.