SMC presented loose, Footloose!

The cast of Footloose the Musical performing to a captive audience.
Aidan Lloyd stars as Willard.
Minju Kim stars as Rusty.

The 80s classic Footloose was brought to life by the Sancta Maria College (SMC) production last week.

From May 19-22 at 7pm to 10pm, SMC entertained audiences with a rendition of the infamous musical, featuring song, dance and mischief.

When Ren McCormack arrived in the small town of Bomont he found himself at odds with the town – especially the local Reverend.

The feel good, foot-tapping musical allowed for the audience to watch as Ren broke down barriers, helped the town heal from tragedy, and let the teenagers dance.

As previously reported by the Times, Covid-19 caused the cancellation of the original production scheduled for the previous year.

Director Verna-Lee Oliver started working on Footloose in 2020.

“Then all our lives were changed by the pandemic,” Oliver says. “We all held our breath, hoping our students could once again feel the exhilarating adrenaline of being on stage.”

After the recasting of the 2021 show, they did exactly that.

The cast starred Rolando Leasi as Ren McCormack, Paris Stephens as Ariel Moore, Minju Kim as Rusty, Aidan Lloyd as Willard, Ella Dickens as Wendy-Jo, and Hannah Dangatan as Urleen.