PRESS RELEASE: THE ZIEGFELD THEATER BEGINS ITS 2018 SEASON WITH THE 80S HIT MUSICAL FOOTLOOSE 

 

January 30, 2018

 

For Immediate Release

 

THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS THE 80S TOP 40 HIT FOOTLOOSE

The Ziegfeld Theater is pleased to open its sixth season with this fun, 80s throwback musical.

February 23-March 17, 2018

 

OGDEN, UT-January 30, 2018- Opening its 2018 season, The Ziegfeld Theater is pleased to bring some warmth to the cold temperatures with the lively Footloose.

 

KICK OFF THE SUNDAY SHOES! The 80s Top 40 film never sounded so good, boasting the original songs audiences have loved for decades, and more. A throwback to teen romance, angst and, of course, the need to dance, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

 

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. Footloose boasts an Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) with dynamic new songs.

 

Footloose is directed by Dee Tua’one, music directed by Heidi Potter Hunt and choreographed by Kacee Neff.

 

The Ziegfeld Theater opens its sixth season in 2018 with this fun, pop musical, appropriate for most audiences. Under the executive leadership of Caleb Parry, the theater pursues a mission of “Professional Standard, Community Spirit” as it strives to bring quality entertainment to diverse audiences in Northern Utah.

 

The 80s Prom themed opening gala and performance is Friday, February 23. The gala begins at 6:30 p.m. Performances are 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, as well as Monday March 5. The Saturday matinees on March 10 is at 2:00 p.m.

 

THE ZIEGFELD THEATER PRESENTS

Footlooose

the 80s Top 40 musical

Music by Tom Snow

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford 

Additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

 

When: February 23 - March 17, 2018

 

OPENING NIGHT / GALA / PRESS EVENT

Friday, February 23

 

$5 STUDENT NIGHT

Saturday, February 24 - use code: STUDENT

Performance Schedule

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

 

Where: The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403

 

Run Time: approximately 120 minutes

 

Content Advisory: Suitable for most ages. Mild language and innuendos, more mature situations.

 

Box Office: 855-ZIG-ARTS or www.theziegfeldtheater.com

 

Tickets: $17 for children, students and seniors and $19 for adults if purchased online. 

Tickets no longer available online one hour prior to the performance.  All tickets are $1 more if purchased at the door.