‘Footloose’ Comes to HS


North Salem High School students are bringing the classic musical “Footloose” to life on March 11, 12 and 13.

“‘Footloose’ is a great show for high school students to do because it’s not out of the realm of relatability,” said junior Tess Adams, who plays the role of Ariel Moore in the production. “It’s really fun, and I think our peers will relate to it well.”

While the original “Footloose” is a few decades old, Adams said she and her fellow castmates related to the small-town setting of the story and the common experience of loss.

For junior Aidan Gerard, who plays Ariel’s father, Reverend Shaw Moore, portraying a character that could so easily be unlikeable proved to be a challenge.

“He really does have good intentions and a good heart,” Gerard said.

The production is full of colorful characters, interesting dialogue, and plenty of lively singing and dancing.

“We really have been enjoying [preparing for the show],” said Gerard. “We truly love it, and that will translate for the audience.”

“Footloose” will be performed in the North Salem High School auditorium on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m.