Footloose: The Musical A 2017 Barter Theatre Production

The official theatre of Virginia is excited to announce the addition of "Footloose: The Musical" to the 2017 season's lineup!

Get ready to put on your dancing shoes as we take a trip to Bomont, Georgia!

"Footloose: The Musical" tells the story of city boy Ren McCormick when he moves to the small southern town of Bomont. This is a tight-knit, conservative community has strict rules that catch McCormick off guard, particularly when it comes to their outlaw on dancing.

After finding out that the town's dancing ban was a result of a tragic car accident, McCormick feels it is necessary to find a way to uplift this heartbroken community. Once he meets his new friends Willard and Ariel, he starts showing them the positive impact dancing can have on their lives. With a little rebellion and courage, McCormick and his friends are determined to get rid of the dancing ban and find a way for the people of Bomont to "cut loose" after all this time.

With memorable scenes and catchy songs like, "Footloose," "Let's Hear it for the Boy," and "Holding Out for a Hero," this memorable musical will take you back to the 1980s and leave you dancing out of the theatre!

"Footloose: The Musical" will run from May 19- Aug. 12 on the Gilliam Stage at the Historic Barter Theatre in Downtown Abingdon, Va.

Shows will take place on weekdays and weekends offering both matinee and evening performances.

Ticket prices will range from approximately $20 to $52 and can be purchased either at the box office on-site, over the phone at 276-628-3991, or ordered online at

The Barter Theatre provides a fun experience for the whole family! As the official state theatre of Virginia, patrons can witness a fine arts spectacular take place on the historical Gilliam Stage. The theatre company serves as a treasure to Southwest Virginia by giving our community the opportunity to watch live action musicals and plays without having to travel a great distance.

This summer, be sure to "kick off your Sunday shoes" and come watch a performance of "Footloose: The Musical" at the Barter Theatre. You are guaranteed to have Ren McCormick put you in a dancing mood!


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