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“Footloose the Musical” Comes to Nonnewaug This Weekend

(Left to right) Allison Ogle, Penelope Kogan, Malia Piscitelli, Sophie Fenn, and Rebecca Reimold in Nonnewaug High School Drama Club’s presentation of “FOOTLOOSE the Musical”

Joshua Cocuzzo (left) and Michael Keenan in the Nonnewaug High School Drama Club presentation of “FOOTLOOSE the Musical.”

The Nonnewaug High School Drama Club is presenting “FOOTLOOSE the Musical”, March 23rd at 7pmMarch 24th at 2 & 7pm and March 25th at 2pm at the Nonnewaug High School Auditorium.

This talented cast of 22 students will have you dancing in your seats and humming along. The Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score features such hits as “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and the hit title song by Kenny Loggins, “Footloose.”

It tells the story of the lively city boy, Ren (played by Joshua Cocuzzo), who moves to a small town called Bomont, where a tragedy has caused a ban on dancing.

Ren quickly finds himself at odds with the community lead by the Reverend Shaw Moore (Michael Kasdilhan). The Reverend Moore convinced the town council to place a ban on dancing following an accident 5 years earlier that shook the town.

The Reverends’ daughter Ariel (played Malia Piscatelli) is not one to be controlled by her daddy. Ren and Ariel find they have a lot in common. Ren takes on the town and plans a dance at the school. What happens next is a timely, relevant, heartfelt story of loss and understanding.

FOOTLOOSE, is directed and choreographed by Shannon-Courtney Denihan with Music Direction by Todd Gorski. The stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, is based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, music and lyrics by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford. Additional music featured in the stage show by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.

Rounding out the cast are Mary Lasley,
Margaret Price, Erin Reich, David Schmaler, Frankie Cosenza, Brianna Hill, Rebecca Reimold, Sophie Fenn, Penelope Kogan, Allison Ogle, Michael Garvey, Ian Bauer, Bryce Bauer, Cole Cutrofello, Michael Keenan, Kai Spencer, Jakob Kelsey, Allison Roche, and Olivia Braga.

Tickets are available online at and for sale at the door, $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students.

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