The musical is based on the original screenplay, “Footloose” by Dean Pitchford. Adapted to the Gilliam Stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, the musical takes place in a small town during the 80s. When Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to a small farming town, he isn’t prepared a ban on dancing by the local preacher. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter takes an interest in Ren, her tough boyfriend tries to hurt Ren’s reputation.
Tickets for the musical start at $20; may be purchased in advance online or during business hours on the phone at (276)-628-3991. Although tickets may be purchased at the door based upon availability, reservations are highly recommended. The box office hours are as follows: Monday: closed; Tuesday - Saturday; 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m; Sunday: 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. There are extended business hours for evening performances.
About Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre, the nation’s longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.