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West Brunswick High School students kicked off their Sunday shoes last weekend when they performed the musical “Footloose.”
A cast of 40 students and 14 members of the show choir rehearsed since March for the show. Kate Flynn, Leslie Jackson and Allie Marshall helped backstage and behind the scenes.
Amanda Penegar, theater arts director, said she has always loved the movie version, and the students couldn’t have agreed more.
“When we met as a drama club at the beginning of the year and this musical was suggested, the crowd went wild,” she said.
“This was the one they all wanted to do. The students loved the storyline and couldn’t keep from dancing to the awesome ’80s music.”
Penegar said watching the students evolve was inspiring to see, and she was amazed by their hard work and dedication to the show.
“I am most proud of the way my new students that came into their own during this show and the way my older theatre group took a backseat in lesser roles,” she said. “They also learned the kind of work—hard work—and time it takes to put on a big production like this.”