Cumberland Valley High School, April 2022
Direction and Choreography by Steven L. Flom
Vocal Direction by Adam Myers
Music Direction by Jennifer Anderson Schramm
Scenic Design by Jerilyn Kidd & Paul Nagle
Costume Design by Richard & Theresa Andries
Lighting Design by Jonathan Dunkle
Sound Design by Jeremy Gammache
Technical Direction by Maggie Futato
Dramaturgy by Frederick D. Miller
In approaching Footloose, I conducted workshops with Cumberland Valley High School students to first and foremost understand the material. The cultural legacy of Footloose is that it's "fun" and "high energy". What is usually forgotten is that it's a story of a community grieving the loss of young lives.
Producing Footloose in a year when many high schools were having their first musical since spring 2019 led to unmatched enthusiasm and generosity from these young performers. Their production, as they came to view it, was about "hope".