Clifton High School Presents: Footloose!

Clifton High School Presents: Footloose!

Marvin Urias, Editor

Ren McCormack is new in Bomont, hailing from Chicago. He discovers the town has outlawed dance and rock music. He must work with his new friends, Willard Hewitt and Ariel Moore, to change the towns view on the practice. To loosen up the town he must get past Ariel’s father, Reverend Shaw Moore.

The dates are:

Friday, March 16 @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 17 @ 7:00 PM ​

Sunday, March 18 @ 1:00 PM

General Admission Tickets Prices:

$10 for students/seniors in advance, $12 at the door & $12 for adults in advance, $15 at the door


Here’s what some of the actors had to say about the musical!

Jessica Alexander

What role do you play?

I play Ethel McCormack. I have been involved in the clifton schools’ musicals since seventh grade. This year’s show is really fun to put together because the large cast allowed for lots of people to get involved.


How do you connect with your character?

I enjoy being able to step into the shoes of my character and go through a production in a totally different perspective.  


How did you prepare for your role?

In preparing for my role, I reviewed character descriptions and watched multiple versions of the show. I also watched other productions of the musical to see how different actors played the character.

What advice would you give to students interested in joining the musical?

Any student interested in joining the musical should get involved in any way they can, whether they join cast or crew. At the high school, students can take part in the spring musical as well as the fall play. The musical is a great time to get to know new people and showcase your talents in a production that the cast and crew can make their own!


How were you inspired by the movie?

Unfortunately, my character was not present in both versions of the movie. However, when she was, I was able to use that as a basis for who Ethel was and how she felt towards her situation. When I am stepping into a new role, I base my portrayal of the character on the information given to me, then go from there on how my character would act and react in every scene.

Christian Collazo

What role do you play?

I’m playing Ren McCormack

Is this your first performance? If not how is this musical different from your past experiences?

This is my third musical, but first musical as a lead. When I first started, I didn’t think I could handle how much I have to do, but now I’m feeling more confident. The last two shows I had little to no lines, so now being the main character is quite an experience.

Why is the musical important to you?

The musical is important to me, because last year when I did my first show, I found a group of people and mentors that I share common interests with and learn a lot from. The musical gave me a family of new friends and I’ve always loved singing, acting, and dancing. I’ve decided to major in musical theater in college.

What should students expect from the musical?

Students should expect a show filled with excitement, emotion, and comedy. Everyone involved has worked so hard and we are ready to show off what we can do.

How do you connect with your character?

I can connect to Ren because we both have a form of ADD. He has so much energy and is very optimistic. He doesn’t take no for an answer and that’s something I like to do in my life.

How did you prepare for your role?

I read through the script multiple times, did research on the show, practiced  everyday, and gave it my 100 percent.