The Barter Theatre proudly presents Footloose: The Musical coming the summer of 2017! The Barter Theatre has been around Abingdon, VA since 1933 when its doors opened by founder, Robert Porterfield.
The film Footloose came out originally in 1987 and then again with a remake in 2011. Both films were very successful and hit the top of the charts. Footloose is based on a true story that exemplifies humor, romance, societal changes, and much more.
Showings begin May 19th- August 12th. Ticket prices range between $20.00-52.00 The Barter Theatre is located at 127 W. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210. Footloose: The Musical will be taking place on the Gilliam Stage at the Barter Theatre.
"In Footloose’s main character Ren, the outsider, I saw reflections of my past self," - Paul Russell, Director. His deep connection with the story influenced his idea to bring Footloose to live stage on his very own!
Footloose tells a story about a young man from Chicago, Ren, who is trying to find his place in this world. Throughout his childhood, he and his family constantly moved from place to place while struggling to fit in. When he moves to the small town of Bomont, his world is flipped upside down. This conservative community has banned rock n roll and dancing which Ren has passion for. He faces the battle of trying to change the people of Bomont's close minded ways while falling in love with a rebellious young girl, much like himself, Ariel Moore. Ariel's father just so happens to be the town Reverend which causes much conflict.
We look forward to seeing you attend our production! We strive to provide loyalty, entertainment, and passion for our guests at the Barter Theatre. Footloose: The Musical has had many hours of hard work and preparation put in in attempts to provide the best possible performance we can! This is an event you do not wanna miss!