Dazzling – Exciting – Amazing – Contagious – Exhilarating!
These are just some of the word used to describe the CTA High School Production of FOOTLOOSE over the weekend — and this was during Intermission!!!
The creative team involved at the Center shared that….. It was thrilling watching the show come to life in the studios at the CTA!!!
Congratulations!!!! — Everybody …and I mean everybody in the audience and also on the stage CUTLOOSE during the four performances and it was an absolute BLAST!!!
Over 80 High School students from 6 different school districts in the Pittsburgh area flocked to the studios at the Center for Theater Arts and they “cut loose”!!!
The CTA was dancing again in one of the most energetic and exciting rehearsal processes we have seen in a long time! It is a very dynamic time to be in rehearsals for one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory to bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results.
It so important to take a moment and tell you how proud we are of our cast and the work that they did on this production. We have been challenging and encouraging them to take risks, push themselves to the next level and of course -work together as an ensemble. As BOTH of our Casts prepared to take the stage, they worked together like a road company. All rehearsals were conducted outside of the theater with only two rehearsals on location before our first performance. This is difficult even for the experienced professionals. Our students, the tech crew and staff should be commended for their patience, talents and hard work in making it to opening night on stage!
Special thanks go to all of the staff and faculty at the Center for work above and beyond the call of duty. The amazing amount of energy, commitment, creativity, time and talent that the teachers put into creating this performance is a tribute to their dedication to the Center for Theater Arts and its students. The students and I applaud them!
As an Original Broadway Cast member I was overjoyed with the opportunity to stage, and share my love and excitement for this incredibly entertaining musical with the students at CTA, and celebrate the history and stories behind creating and working on FOOTLOOSE – from the page to the stage!!
It’s been almost 20 years since the show was created for the Broadway stage, and I would like to thank everyone at CTA for taking this footloose and fancy free trip down memory lane with me. It takes more than a memory and a rehearsal space to put a musical together – and this time we have committed to not one – but TWO wonderful casts!! I thank everyone for their effort, patience, commitment and talents! I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say…we hoped FOOTLOOSE was flashy, innocent, dazzling, energetic and a wonderful night out with your family!
– Billy Hartung
FOOTLOOSE was presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.