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Footsloose: NewTown, New Dance

Ah…small town living. The wonderful open spaces and fresh air.
Where people feel safe from big city crime such as, theft, vandalism and…dancing?
Yes that’s right…welcome to the town of Elmore where dancing is illegal all but one day a year.
Yep, just one day a year people in this town are allowed to let loose and cut a rug!
The kids call that day the dance “purge”… and wouldn’t you know it, that day is today!
Celebrations Dinner Theatre presents…
Footsloose: New Town, New Dance. Everybody cut loose!

How The Night Unfolds

Dinner Theatre Menu

Celebrations Menu is Carefully Prepared by Our Team of Chefs

Starters

Small Town Soup

Tomato bisque with creme fresh.

Sussudio Salad

A bed of crisp lettuce and artesian mix topped with cucumber, red onions, shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes and cranberries. Raspberry vinaigrette dressing on the side.

Desserts

Do You Believe In Love

Banana Creme pie

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Chocolate layer cake with raspberry and chocolate sauce.

Entrees

Let's Hear It For The Beef

AAA thinly sliced slow roasted 6oz roast beef cooked to medium perfected with our own green peppercorn demi-glace. Accompanied by baby roasted potatoes and Chef's fall vegetables.
Recommended Pairing: House Red Blend

Chicken Is On My List

A 6 oz breast of chicken with Marsala sauce. Accompanied by baby roasted potatoes and Chef's fall vegetables.
Recommended Pairing: Barefoot Saivignon Blanc- USA

Footloose Fish

Tilapia topped with Bearnaise sauce. Accompanied by rice pilaf and Chef's fall vegetables.
Recommended Pairing: House White Blend

Uptown Pasta

Ratatouille with tri-coloured tortellini topped with parmesan cheese. Served with a breadstick.
Recommended Pairing: House White Blend

*Prime Rib

*Available for supplemental charge of $5.00 (subject to availability)

Slow roasted prime rib cooked to medium and perfected with our own peppercorn demi-glace. Accompanied by baby roast potatoes and Chef’s fall vegetables.

Suggested Wine: Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon – USA

*Please notify box office if there are any allergies or you require a special meal*

Schedule Information

Shows Run Wednesday Through Sunday

Wednesday - Saturday Doors Open at 6:15pm
Sunday Doors Open at 5:00pm

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Notes & Credits

DIRECTOR / WRITER NOTES

BOB CUNNINGHAM - CO-WRITER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR

Welcome to the town of Elmore, population: 3467 and home of the world’s largest sponge!

It has been a real treat to jump back into the 1980’s. A time of “Boy George” and casette tapes… of neon shirts and shoulder pads. Yes, it was a simpler time, when men dressed like women and women dressed like football players. It was also a time of the most memorable movies of all time. Which is what brings us to tonight’s festivities. They may not be big on dancing here in Elmore, but like any good eighties movie, our hero will show them that all they need do is cut loose and get Footloose!

For this story I had the great pleasure of co-writing for the first time with Zachary Parsons-Lozinski. Zach has often been one of the fine performers here in our little Celebrations Dinner Theatre family, so it was great to have him branch out and share some of his other talents.

We hope you enjoy our fun parody spin on the classic 1980s movie. So sit back, kick off your Sunday shoes and join us while we cut Footloose!

ZACHARY PARSONS-LOZINSKI - CO-WRITER

Zachary is a 2011 graduate of the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University; he is also the co-creator of the House of HOMO-CIDAL and the Artistic Director of 50% fruit Productions! You may remember Zachary from his work with Celebrations as an actor: Footsloose, Once Upon A Time In Graceland, Big Boom Theory 3: The Early Years and most recently, Orange Is The New Pink where he made Celebrations history as the first full-time Drag Queen cast member in a show (playing his own Drag persona: Lilith Fair!) Zachary is ecstactic to be lending his voice as a writer to a company which has been so supportive to him over the years! Writing credits include: Drk and Gaylien for the Drag Dinner Theatre series at Yellowhead Brewery in Edmonton, as well as the runaway Fringe hit – Bushes in the Basement! You can also find Zachary’s writing in LGBTQIA2+ interest articles for Explore Edmonton! Enjoy the Show!

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Writers
Bob Cunningham & Zachary Parsons- Lozinski
Director
Bob Cunningham
Artistic Director
Bob Cunningham
Music Producer
WAMARH Music
Music Director
Kathy Zaborsky
Choreographer
Danny Gullekson
Rehearsal stage Manager
Matt McMillan
Sound Design
Randy Hadubiak
Light Design
Gail Ksionzyk
Assistant Light Design
Jacqueline Robertson
Set Design
Jaimie Cooney
Mural Design
Jaimie Cooney
Scene Painters
Jaimie Cooney, Karen Turnbull, Genevieve Levasseur, Casey Richards, Katherine Inksetter
Shop Carpenter
Casey Richards
Set Carpenter
Brad Friese
Costume Design
Yvonne Ustick
Cast Photographers
Cory Hicks & Jim Woronuik
Celebrations General Partners
Janet Cunningham & Doug Stephen
Celebrations General Manager
Randy Apostle
Celebrations Stage Manager
Peter Nadolny
Celebrations House Technician
Jessica Rose
Celebrations Administration
Heather Hickling
Celebrations Floor Manager
Brent Erickson
Celebrations Corporate Sales
Nancy Newton
Canad Inns Kitchen Team
Jay Meyer - Executive Chef // Jitender Lal - Sous Chef / Celebrations Kitchen Manager
Box Office Team
Shadee Abolade, Bonni-Anne Bender, Madison Blagden, Suzanne Blagden, Brent Buchanan, Margaret Coyle, Nicole Janssens, Reeyan John, Lexa Moorhouse
Evening Sales
Ameet Bharaj, Corey Dueck, Terralyn Fey, Brenda Hayes, Kayla Hunter, Luke Pankratz
Additional Cast
Leah Borchert, Kristen Carlow, Alyssa Chausse, Chayce Dykstra, Madison Edbom, Giorgio Einarson, Bery Filsaime, Harmony Franzmann, Kathleen Gallagher, Justin Giebecht, Pamela Gordon-Wiebe, Kendra Hiebert, Kasriel Kuropatwa, Crystal Lommen, Alexie Marion, Carson Mauthe, Desiree McKay, Josh McSkimming, Jonathon Northam, Dylan O'Neill, Cassandra Purchase-Page, Lea Pankratz, Raven Rempel, Heidi Roseberry-Chater, Lexy Rydzygowski, Caleb Schellenberg, Rhiannon Sloan, Corrie St Germain, Danielle Unett, Brad-Wiebe, Kara Young, Josh Zeaton

Cast Bios

MICHAEL O'KEEFE, KEVIN MCCORMACK

Wow, thanks for reading my bio! (Even if it's just to take a break from your family) Let's do this! This is my 4th show with Celebrations, most recently playing Darth Vader and Chewbacca's (adopted) brother in our Star Wars parody. Now I've gone from intergalactic space battles to small town dance battles. I'd like to thank the amazing cast, crew and ad-cast for turning the story of Footloose, into something fresh and original. Trust me there are a lot more unexpected twists in our show, than just an "S" in the middle of the title. I'd also like to thank Kevin Bacon.
Kevin Bacon if you're reading this, I hope now that we have both played this role we can finally be friends. At the very least I hope that you'll respond to my e-mails, letters...and carrier pigeons. But I digress. Now cut loose, footloose, but Do Not kick off your shoes, even if it's Sunday! I kicked off my shoes once while eating out and I had to start doing dinner theatre to pay off the lawsuits.

ASHLEIGH GARBATT, ARIEL CONNERS

My 6th time here on the Celebration's stage and the experience just keeps getting better! Thanks so much for being here and just let loose!

CORY HICKS, JOHN MCCORMACK

After a year hiatus selling tickets in our amazing Calgary box office (Hi box officers, I already miss you!) Cory has found himself back on stage. The last time you saw Cory may have been in one of our Jubilations Junior Calgary shows (Harry Popper and the Frozen Princess, The Uncredibles, Star Wars: The Elf Strikes Back, Motel Transylvania) or in one of the evening shows, Orange is the New Pink, Back to the Future with Michael Jackson) and it means the world to him to be on that stage making people laugh and helping them forget their troubles. Thanks to the Celebrations team for making this great job a dream come true every time and thanks to you for supporting live theatre. Enjoy the small town living here in Elmore!

JILL MARTIN, MAYOR CRYSTAL CONNORS

She is the terror that flaps in the night, she is the wrong number that wakes you at 3am, she is - oh wait..no... that's definitely someone else's catchphrase. Jill has returned to embark upon her 6th adventure with Celebrations Dinner Theatre. Her most recent credits : Rock n Roll Heaven (Janis Joplin/Dusty Springfield/
Karen Carpenter/Amy Winehouse)- Calgary only, as well as Flashdance: An 80's Flashback (Gloria Rhodes). Jill is grateful to have been given the opportunity to portray Mayor Crystal Connors. She would like to welcome you to the town of Elmore for the Annual Social Cleansing Festival, so get out those dancing shoes and cut loose (for one night only, of course)! She encourages you all to leave your everyday life at the door for a few hours...eat, drink and play along! Big love goes out to Jill's family, friends, fur babies, plant companions and especially her spaghetti sandwich.

AMY WRIGHT, MISSY DANIELS

Amy is absolutely jazzed to be back on the Celebrations stage! You may have caught her last year sleeping on stage as Lillian in Runaway Bridesmaids. Amy is originally from Drayton Valley and graduated from the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta with a BA in Drama. She has previously appeared in a production of Footloose as Rusty, so she's very excited to dust off her Sunday shoes and jump back into the small town of Elmore!
Amy would like to say thanks you to her Mom and Dad for the immeasurable support and to Ryan for being her own personal cheerleader and best friend!
Enjoy the show everyone, Let's Dance!

BRANDON VINK, WILLARD OGILVY

Back for another engagement with Celebrations, Brandon is excited to share the stage with such a talented cast! When he's not acting, he is a substitute teacher and additional cast member here in this very room. Past credits include, Runaway Bridesmaids (Celebrations), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The bald Soprano, Aristocrats, (Black Hole Theatre), The count of Monte Cristo, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph: Man of Dreams (Candlewick). A big thank you to my many loved ones, family, friends, bunders and especially to my lovely Sydney for letting me practice this choreo while you try to watch Netflix. Enjoy the show!

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Ticket Pricing

Prices include a three-act musical comedy, a four-course dinner, and refillable tea and coffee. Prices do not include taxes, gratuities, pope or alcohol.

Ticket TypeWeds, Thurs & SunFri & Sat
Regular Adult$62.95$67.95
Corporate Club$50.45$57.95
CAA Rate$50.25$57.75
Senior Rate (60+)$49.25N/A
Student Special$49.25N/A
Children (12 & Under)$35.50$35.50
New Year’s Eve$96.50*N/A
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