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May 5, 2015
Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center fine arts students during the presentation of the musical Footloose on May 1-3, 2015, at the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.
Based on the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon, the production features classic 80’s music including the title song, “Holding Out for a Hero,” “I’m Free,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” and “Almost Paradise.”
Dakota Medlin and Brynn Deger led the cast as Ren and Ariel. Other players were Grace Arnold, Aaron Brooks, Amanda Brooks, Baylee Davis, Charlotte Elliott, Karleigh Hesser, Coley Irving, Mason Jones, Christian Loper, Kate Jennings, Nicholas Masias, Kiersten Mathis, Caitlyn Nettles, Taunton Puckett, Brennan Ross, Christian Torres, Kimbria Younkin, and Zach Zagrocki.
Featured dancers were Kenna Collins, Reagan Hall, Lauren Mullican, and Katie Tull. They were joined in the high school teenage chorus by Ashley Brooke Boyd, Hannah Dewey, Nicole Futch, Lizzy Garcia, Leslie Grubbs, Bailey McCall, Miranda Murillo, Taylor Nelson, Grace Sokol, Cheyenne Terry, and Shannon Wornell.
Adult chorus members included Lindsey Brackin, River Cox, Mya Kern, Skylar Lauren, Valentina Mashall, Caitlyn Nettles, Brooke Osteen, Brittney Pinckard, Joey Robrahn, Taylor Sherrell, and Talor Swindle.
Directing were theater teachers Krista Alcorn Holman and Mark Weeks with music direction by choir teachers Greg Doss and Joy Hope. Choreography was by GHS alumnae Brooke Goodson.
Stage manager Rebecca Wright led the crew which included Lillian Hyde, Bailey Occhipinti, Andrew Quinn, Bethany Pavelick, Kelsey Pavelick, Robert Stowell Jr., and Katie Strickland.
Parents and others supporting the production were Missy Brooks, Debbi McDonough, Stacy Medlin, Keri Pavelick, Mike Pavelick, Jennifer Tull, Dawn Weeks, Jamia Wilson, and Jennie Younkin.
The musical was presented with special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein. Based on the original motion picture screenplay by Dean Pitchford, the stage adaption is by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie with music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman.
Cast photo courtesy of Stacy Medlin