Hilton Head Prep Performing Arts: FOOTLOOSE - Spring 2011
Author: Special To C2 Magazine | Photographer: Photography by Anne
For the cast of Footloose, it’s all in the family
Following much applause for last fall’s hit production Little Shop of Horrors, the Performing Arts Department at Hilton Head Preparatory School isn’t resting on its laurels. In the upcoming February production of Footloose, students will be joined on stage by those most frequently found in the audience: their parents. Departing from traditional casting, the show will be performed by both students and adults when it opens at Hilton Head High’s VPAC February 17 at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows at the VPAC are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Director Ben Wolfe says, “The show truly is all about the dynamic of youth and free thinking versus the adults and the establishment in this small Texas town. How terrifically fortunate are we that we can explore this dynamic with talented actors from the Upper School and our extended Prep Family!”
Returning to the stage in lead roles for the spring production of Footloose are a number of Prep’s veteran performers. Sophomore Taylor Calamari plays streetwise Ren McCormack. His partner in dancing crime is Prep Senior Caroline Santorum as the rebellious Ariel Moore. Two more seniors, Clara Chalk and Carly Smith, are featured in the familiar roles of Rusty and Urleen respectively. Rising star eighth grader Hannah Simpson joins the cast as Wendy Jo and sophomore Billy Best revisits the VPAC stage as Willard.
Pricing and other information, please call (843) 671-2286 or visit hhprep.org. Tickets go on sale February 1st.