Arts preview: “Footloose the Musical” at Weathervane Playhouse

From the July 24, 2014 edition

Newark’s Weathervane Playhouse is bringing the classic teen-angst dance film “Footloose” to the stage this summer. The musical will recreate the 1984 movie, following new kid in town Ren McCormack as he attempts to overthrow his tiny town’s dance ban while wooing the daughter of the very man behind it. You’ll experience ’80s dance anthems like “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” and “Holding Out for a Hero,” and it’s sure to offer a sense of nostalgia for anyone with Midwest cornfield roots.