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    A new kid finds himself at odds against a preacher and a town that doesn't allow dancing or rock music in “Footloose,” which Shelby County Community Theatre will open tomorrow night.

    “Footloose” is will be performed Aug. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. each night. There will be matinees Aug. 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. daily. All performances will be at Shelby County Community Theatre (SCCT), located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville, KY.

    Tickets for each show are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors at least 62 years old and $10 for students. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling SCCT at 502-633-0242.

    “Footloose” focuses on a new kid in a small farm town trying to adjust to the ways and attitudes there. He’s having an especially hard time dealing with a local preacher who has instituted strict no dancing and no rock music rules. It also doesn’t help (or maybe it does) that the preacher’s daughter has her eyes on the new kid. What mischief can the new kid make to help this town cut loose?

    The musical is based on the ever-popular 1980s movie starring Kevin Bacon. The film and accompanying soundtrack (some of which are included in the SCCT-presented show) were major successes and have since reached iconic status. This led to a show on Broadway that opened in 1998 and ran for more than 700 performances before closing in 2000. Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie and Tom Snow helped create the stage version.

    For SCCT, Cyndi Powell-Skellie directed the musical.

    Following “Footloose," SCCT will present “The Crucible” as part of the Upstairs at 801 series. That show will open in September. More information on both shows can be found at the SCCT website.

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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