Footloose: The Musical - Fall 2018
Based on the hit 1984 film of the same name, FOOTLOOSE tells the story of Ren McCormack, a dance-loving teenager from Chicago, who moves with his mother to the small farming town of Bomont. Though Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school, he is not prepared for the oppressive local decrees of his new home, one of which bans dancing. This ban took effect after Rev. Shaw Moore - the town preacher and a respected authority figure in Bomont - waged a successful campaign against it. Rev. Moore is determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. After befriending Ariel, Rev. Moore's rebellious daughter, Ren must work with her and the other teenagers in Bomont to convince the town's leaders to legalize dancing once again. The heartfelt story that emerges out of this conflict is of a father longing for the son he lost and of 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, augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage production, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Many audience members will instantly recognize the many hits from the original film, including: "Footloose", "Holding Out for a Hero", "Let's Hear It for the Boy", and "Almost Paradise". FOOTLOOSE is definitely a show the whole family can enjoy.
The performances of FOOTLOOSE are:
- Thursday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 17th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9 - $11 for NAPLS staff members, senior citizens, and students and $13 - $15 general admission.
These prices do not include the McCoy Center's standard facility fee. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling the CAPA box office at (614) 469-0939, or at the door the night of the performance. By calling the CAPA box office, patrons will pay the standard facility fee plus a $1.00 - $3.00 per ticket service fee, in addition to their ticket price. If tickets are purchased at the CAPA box office downtown, patrons will pay only the standard facility fee in addition to the cost of their ticket.
Get your tickets soon. You don't want to miss the fun of FOOTLOOSE.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Spring 2019
These videos not only preview the play, but also celebrate the unique differences in people with autism and how they contribute significantly to our community.
The New Albany High School Theatre Department is excited to present The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in Mershad Hall at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts from April 18th - April 28th!
The play is the story of Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year old boy with autism spectrum disorder. It begins with Christopher's discovery of his neighbor's dead dog. The dog, Wellington, has been speared with a garden fork. Under suspicion himself over Wellington's death, Christopher decides to investigate the murder, recording his thoughts in a book he is writing for school. Christopher is extraordinarily intelligent, brilliant at math and very interested in astronomy. However, he is ill-equipped to deal with everyday life, especially when it involves other people. Christopher has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, abhors being touched, and distrusts strangers. As he continues his investigation of Wellington's death, even though his father has forbidden it, he begins to discover truths about himself and his family, which leads him on a frightening journey that completely upturns his world.
Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play, the play has been hailed by critics and audiences alike. Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, upon which the play is based, won more than 17 literary awards when it was first published in 2003, including the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the U.K. in 2004.
The performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time are as follows:
- Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 19th at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 20th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 28th at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9 for NAPLS staff members, senior citizens, and students and $12 general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/nahs or at the door before each performance. We strongly encourage patrons to purchase their tickets in advance because seating is limited.
The production contains intense video and lighting effects as well as loud sound effects. It is suitable for children ages 11+. It does feature instances of strong language, as was present in the source novel. This language occurs infrequently at points throughout the show.
April is National Autism Awareness month. For more information on autism spectrum disorder, we recommend exploring the following hashtags: #AutismAwareness, #LightItUpBlue, and #StandUpForAutism or by visiting the websites of Autism Speaks or the Autism Society.
Get your tickets soon. You don't want to miss this thrilling production!