Stage Adaptation by
Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Based on the Original Screenplay by
Dean Pitchford

Music by
Tom Snow

Lyrics by
Dean Pitchford

Additional Music by
Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar,
Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman

Directed by
Tim Anderson

Music Directed by
Ryan Bergeron

Choreographed by
Zac Hudak

Costume Designed by
Stephanie Giammarco

Produced by
Annette Phelps



November 3–18, 2017

Broadview Heights Spotlights Cultural Arts Building

Upon moving to the small town of Bomont, Ren McCormack finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.


Sean McCormick, Reverend Shaw Moore
Katie Atkinson, Ethel McCormack
Tara Corkery, Vi Moore
Ellie St. Cyr, Lulu Warnicker
Adam Bowers, Wes Warnicker
Bill Bergeron, Coach Roger Dunbar
Francine Bergeron, Eleanor Dunbar
Nick Beiser, A Cop
Jackie Phelps, Principal Harry Clark
Annette Phelps, Betty Blast

Nicholas Beiser, Ren McCormack
Alicia Pedraza
, Ariel Moore
Delia Brennan, Rusty
Olivia Sharp, Urleen
Rachel Thall, Wendy Jo
Charlie Jones, Willard
Connor Nightingale, Chuck Cranston
David Bowler, Lyle
Nathan Weagraff, Jeter/Travis
Clorise Busch, Bickle
Kenneth Bevan, Garvin
Stephanie Duganier