Greenville Little Theatre just cut loose – Footloose.
The beloved movie is now a rousing musical, and one of six shows announced for the 2016/2017 season. Also announced were three special musical events for what looks to be an entertaining and tuneful season.
Call the GLT box office at (864) 233-6238 or visit their website for more details about becoming a season subscriber.
Here are the announced shows.
Footloose: The Musical – Adapted from the original movie by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, Music by Tom Snow
September 16 – October 2, 2016
The explosive and popular contemporary movie bursts onto the stage as a full-fledged musical! In this rousing story, a young outsider named Ren attempts to revitalize a small town that banned dancing and loud music after the death of five teenagers, but Ren’s feelings for the local minister’s daughter complicate his mission. The rocking, Oscar-
nominated, Top 40 score includes Let’s Hear It for the Boy, Holding Out for a Hero, and, of course, Footloose!
I’ll Be Back Before Midnight – A Comedy / Thriller by Peter Colley
October 28 – November 13, 2016
Scream, laugh, scream again, and hang onto your seat! I’ll Be Back Before Midnight has it all: an isolated farmhouse, the hilarious and eccentric neighbor, a malevolent ghost, a manipulative sister, and tales of murder. The plot takes unexpected twists and turns for a night of unforgettable suspense.
Miracle on 34th Street – Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
December 8 – December 18, 2016
The beloved holiday tale by Valentine Davies, made famous by the classic movie, is brought to life on the stage by the uplifting music of the Music Man himself, Meredith Willson. Rediscover your childhood and restore your faith in miracles in this fun-filled musical classic for the whole family.
Peter and the Starcatcher – By Rick Elice, based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
February 24 – March 12, 2017
A theatrical musical based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this magical play takes you on a wild journey. Using the power of music and storytelling, it chronicles the adventures of an orphan, soon to be called Peter Pan, and Molly, a girl charged to protect a parcel of stardust from falling into the wrong hands. A dozen actors
play more than a hundred unforgettable characters employing ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of the imagination.
Lying in State – A Comedy by David C. Hyer
April 7 – April 23, 2017
A state senator has died in a ridiculous gun accident, and it has made him a national hero. Everyone is searching for something; the local political leaders are looking for someone to fill his seat, his ex-wife is looking for a bugler to play for his funeral, and a host of other zany characters are looking for love, votes, the right casket, and a purple squirrel
named Mel. In this madcap comedy, love, politics, and, well…everything are not what they seem.
Hairspray: The Broadway Musical – Book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell, Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman
June 2 – June 25, 2017
You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly show piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
Special Concert Events
Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay – Music from the ‘50s, 60s, 70s
August 5 – August 14, 2016
A phenomenal local cast and band will thrill you with some of the greatest hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. You do not want to miss this nostalgic rock and roll revue.
Emile Pandolfi in Concert
February 14, 2017
We are thrilled once again to have Emile Pandolfi share Valentine’s Day with us! An evening of romance, music, and laughter are in store!
The Sounds of Summer – A Phenomenal Beach Boys Tribute
April 28 – April 30, 2017
This Beach Boys Tribute includes over 30 familiar hits and tells the story of America’s band – the Beach Boys. Connor, David, Eric and Matt have made an appearance onstage with the Beach Boys themselves and have sold out performances across the Midwest. This show isn’t just fun…it’s fun, fun, fun!