On March 4th and 5th, Elmont Memorial High School presented Footloose: The Musical.  Both performances were to crowds of over 400 audience members.  A special free performance was given on March 2nd for the local senior citizens.   The show featured a showcase of multi-talented young male and female performers from the 9th through 12th grades.  The musical was directed by music teacher Nickolette Kacharaba, produced by music teacher Christine Johnson and choreographed by special education teacher Rachel Unterricht.   The performance captured the magic of a Broadway play.

{bonckowall}/footloose{/bonckowall}An audience favorite was “Almost Paradise,” a duet sang by main characters Ren McCormack and Ariel Moore, played by Joshua Johnson and Kelsey Baffour.

Brandon Evans, Elmont Memorial High School 7th grader, said "There was so much energy in the room, especially when everyone was dancing and singing their songs." The musical ended with joy, enthuasiam and zeal as the entire cast danced and sang to the theme song of “Footloose”.  Both the audience and cast had a phenomenal experience.

The cast is as follows:

  • Ariel: Kelsey Baffour
  • Ren: Joshua Johnson
  • Reverand Moore: Branden Cleveland
  • Rusty: Patricia Jean-Charles
  • Willard: Raemon Smith
  • Vi Moore: Cassandra Cesar
  • Ethel McCormack: Phylisha Mitchel
  • Chuck: Jalyn Oyola
  • Cowboy Bob: Marlon Constantine
  • Prinicipal: David Pouncy
  • Lulu:  Jamilia Huxtable
  • Wes:  Jonathan Buissereth
  • Coach:  Leon Vanburch
  • Eleanor:  Jennifer Rodriquez
  • Urleen:  Erika Lopez
  • Wendy Jo:  Jacqueline Aquino
  • Carrie Lee:  Keiry Bran
  • Emma Jean:  Erica Thompson
  • Lyle:  Darnell Brown
  • Travis:  Fernando Cruz
  • Cop:  Zachary Chung
  • Betty:  Regina King
  • Jeter:  Christopher Charles
  • Bickle:  Kourdell Young
  • Gavin:  Joshua Darien
  • The Country Kickers:  Stevee Delvaille, Jamilia Gordon, Chrystal Nwaogbe

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