Dutch Apple cuts loose with Footloose
“Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre's production of Footloose is truly ‘Almost Paradise’."
“This wonderfully directed and acted musical follows a young man named Ren...”
“Outstanding performances in this show are everywhere to be seen.”
“Footloose abounds in fine performances from top to bottom, and that must be attributed at least in part to the fine direction of Gary John La Rosa. La Rosa worked with the show's author, Dean Pitchford, to premiere the present version in Sacramento, CA, four years ago. La Rosa knows Footloose, and it shows.”
“Footloose also is highlighted by the snappy choreography of Chris Saunders and such sensational songs as ‘Almost Paradise,’ ‘Holding Out For A Hero,’ ‘Let's Hear It For the Boy’ and, of course, the title tune.”
“All in all, this performance will have audiences leaving the theater smiling and humming, and is well worth the trip to Dutch Apple. Even with today's gas prices.”
Footloose is entertaining...
“Footloose, the musical that opened at the Dutch Apple on Thursday night, is an energetic and fun show about a misunderstood high school kid who loves to dance but finds himself living in a town where dancing is illegal.”
“...there are times when Footloose is flying and times when it's just chugging along. But even when it's just chugging along, it has heart and it's entertaining.”
“Luppino is a charismatic knockout and pretty much steals the show. Blim, Miller and Guy all do terrific jobs with their characters. The band, led by Beth Burrier (with orchestrations by J.R. McAlexander), sounds great and I liked Evan Adamson's fluid set design.”
“Director Gary John La Rosa does a nice job with the show...”
Dutch Apple gets a little 'Footloose'
"Footloose, the popular 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon, popped up on Broadway in 1998 as Footloose: The Musical. It popped up last week at the DADT with some kickin' dance moves ... in the 22-member cast.”
“The five-piece orchestra under musical director Beth Burrier sounds big, and male lead William Nash Broyles has a just-hug-me quality that, paired with his stylin' Chicago-edge wardrobe (courtesy of John P. White), eventually proves irresistible.”
“Footloose is finger-snapping, foot-tapping fun...”