I'll make this as quick as I can, since there isn't much ticket availability left for the remaining shows of Footloose at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: if you are a fan of musicals, of the magnificent decade of the 80s, live music, amazing dance routines, or amazing food...you should consider trying to snag any seats that are open for the remaining 15 performances of this musical. After I saw the show I was obsessed with the music and if you go to a restaurant in the Twin Cities with Touch Tunes and the jukebox is loaded up with eighties music including the title track Footloose, then maybe I'm at the next table!
So, call the box office or re-load the ticket buying screen and try to make it if you haven't! I can also say the long run (a year!) of this live theater run in COVID-19 era times is a testament and love letter to understudies. The tenacity and flexibility to make quick casting changes and create beautiful performances when things are evolving and changing is miraculous to me. Thanks to all the cast, crew, and arts workers who made my experience amazing.
More About the show
"This exhilarating musical will bring down the house! Broadway’s smash-hit is filled with
dazzling choreography, electrifying music and a moving story. When Ren and his mother
move from Chicago to a small Texas farming town, he is prepared for an adjustment
period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including
a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control
over the town’s youth. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son
he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, and augmented with
new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding
them with a warm heart and open mind.
Footloose first burst onto the silver screen in 1984, proving to be one of the year’s most
successful motion pictures. The soundtrack recording reached #1 on the Billboard charts,
went on to sell over 17 million copies worldwide, and generated such Top 40 hits as “Let’s
Hear It For The Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out For A Hero” and that incredible title
track, “Footloose.” With a screenplay and lyrics by Oscar winner Dean Pitchford, the story
focuses on young people, much like his previous and wildly successful movie musical Fame.
It’s an experience that just might have YOU dancing in the aisles!"
More info at CDT's website: https://chanhassendt.com/footloose/
"For me, this is a play mostly about SURVIVAL.
The ability and the need for humans to battle through these inevitable trials and survive. So, whatever your trials are, you will someday be released. In the meantime, keep fighting through it and survive. In other words, don’t throw in the towel...KEEP LIVING!"
– Michael Brindisi, Director
I'm very excited about what's coming up next at CDT! Check back for more info in February about The Prom. Please save-the-date for Saturday, March 4th and consider joining the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers as our date to THE PROM!
P.S. Full transparency that as a content creator I was given two tickets to this show and so this is perhaps a biased opinion of the performance. However, I did buy additional tickets so I could have a wonderful table of friends to enjoy the dinner and show experience and I would 100% recommend bringing a group. They have great food choices for different dietary needs -- including vegan options which I am thankful for each time I attend one of their theaters.
Ticket Information: Now through February 4, 2023
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Contact the Box Office:
similar to what you would see in a PG-13 movie. As always, we leave the decision up to parents/guardians, but we do not allow children under 5 to attend.
Content Statement from Kendra (spoilers): There are some very sad parts of this show and if you are sensitive to a scenario where someone has lost a family member, this could be very difficult at times. There was a person at the theater crying loudly near me when I saw the show. I found the story to be touching and focused on resilience.
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317