July 19 - august 18, 2019
schneider theater


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.



$46 / $43 - Adult
$41 / $38 - Senior (62+)
$17 - Next Generations (30 and Under)

standard / subscriber rate

Call the box office: 952-563-8575


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directed by 
Benjamin mcgovern

CHOREOGRAPHER Heidi Spesard-Noble
 Tom Snow
LYRICS BY Dean Pitchford
STAGE ADAPTION BY Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman



Director - Benjamin McGovern
Music Director - Anita Ruth
Choreographer - Heidi Spesard-Noble
Stage Manager - Lee Johnson
Scenic Designer - Rick Polenek
Lighting Designer - Karin Olson
Costume Designer - Ed Gleeman
Sound Designer - Matt Bombich
Properties Designer - Katie Phillips
Production Manager/Technical Director - Chris Carpenter
Charge Artist - Angelique Powers
Master Electrician - Jeremy Ellarby
Sound Board Operator - José Rodriguez
Wardrobe Technician - Tracy Swenson
Run Crew - Joel Bronson
Spotlight Operator - Wesley Cone


Conductor/Piano - Anita Ruth
Reeds - Dylan Younger
Trumpet - Jeffrey Katz
Synthesizer - Kate Brown
Guitar - Christian Wheeler
Bass - Joan Griffith
Drums - Brian Glenn
Percussion - Kyle Swan

Promotional Photos

Special Pricing

PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEW (Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.): To help make the arts accessible for all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance (PWYC) for every Artistry production. Half of the available PWYC tickets are available for purchase in advance. Advance tickets may be purchased for $10 and up. The remaining half are reserved for purchase starting at 6:30 p.m., in person, on the evening of the performance. "Night-of" tickets may be purchased for $1 and up. Click here for more information about Pay-What-You-Can Preview.

PREVIEW (Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.): $20. Our second preview takes place one night before opening night, giving actors a chance to see how the show is working for the audience and to further hone their performances. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

GROUP RATES Groups of 20 or more receive specially priced tickets. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

EXCHANGES All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Season ticket holders may exchange tickets for another performance of the same show (subject to availability). Please call the Box Office for more information.