The other notable vocal highlight is Krupin singing “Let’s Hear it for the Boy.” Tackling a well-known pop music standard involves risk, but she belts it out with passion and charm, even though the staging of the number was difficult to follow with several focal points occurring simultaneously.
The crux of this show certainly centers on the dancing, and while Simone Burch’s choreography was exuberant and sincere, there were a few spots where it should have been a notch higher. Most of the supporting cast definitely showed spirit, but a few held it back from being a complete success. Musically, the continued use of the haunting “Somebody’s Eyes” really underscored the suspicions that permeate a small community.
Minor problems aside, it’s worth an evening out for some good old toe-tapping fun.
WHAT: “Footloose,” stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford