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“Footloose the Musical” will be performed at Owen High School at 7 p.m. March 17-19.

This high-energy show, based on the 1984 film, is filled with great dancing, ’80s pop hits and a story line ideal for a high school arts program.

It follows Ren McCormack, a teenager forced to move to a small town after his father abandons the family. Discovering that the local government has banned dancing and rock music, Ren convinces his classmates to challenge the law and the Reverend Shaw Moore so that they can have a real senior prom.

“The pieces are coming together,” director Lyn Nihart said. “We have some great dancing, a full band. And the actors are rising to the challenge.” Reserved tickets — $8 — can be purchased at cdowenhs.ticketleap.com/footloose/. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 students.

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