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