Behind-the-Scenes of "Footloose" Rehearsal

Angela Steele (center) with the cast of  Footloose

Angela Steele (center) with the cast of Footloose

Footloose opens two weeks from Friday, and Director Benjamin McGovern is having the time of his life: “Rehearsals are exhilarating because of all the energy these young performers bring to the room,” he says.

But the show also has a deeper message — one of hope and healing after trauma. “One of the things we’re talking a lot about is how a whole town can exhibit trauma and how trauma can live in the body, and how dance and the physical expression of dane can release that in a way that’s tremendous and joyous.” Says McGovern, who has teamed up with Music Director Anita Ruth and Choreographer Heidi Spesard-Noble for Footloose. “This play is, in some ways, a journey from something unanswered in the body that gets answered through dance. But how that also translates to the emotional health of an entire town.”

Check out rehearsal video on our youtube page.

Emily Scinto, Alyson Enderle, Erin Nicole Farsté and Ethan Davenport

Emily Scinto, Alyson Enderle, Erin Nicole Farsté and Ethan Davenport

Angela Steele and Erin Nicole Farsté

Angela Steele and Erin Nicole Farsté

Angela Steele and Ethan Davenport

Angela Steele and Ethan Davenport

Angela Steele (center) and the cast of  Footloose

Angela Steele (center) and the cast of Footloose