Footloose the Musical

Footloose the Musical

September 22–25, 2022 | Goodrich Little Theatre
Directed by Nancy Irizarry

Toe-tapping pop hits underscore this adaptation of the hit film from 1984. When big-city kid Ren McCormack has to move to the tiny farming town of Bomont, he is appalled to learn about a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. Determined to rock the boat, Ren and his new friends team up to change their town forever.

Suitable for teens and adults. Some adult themes.



$20 premium, $16 regular, $12 economy
Tickets are $3 more at the door.

More Cast and Crew Bios

JEN BAUTZ – Music Director
Jen received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in both Education and Music. She began her career in the public school system as a music teacher and choir director serving kindergarten through high school for 20 years. Jen currently teaches at the Wisconsin Resource Center, a mental health prison for adults. Jen has consistently directed musicals for various communities and schools – some of her favorites were Mame (Nathan Hale HS), The Goodbye Girl (West Allis Players), and Treasure Island (Lomira Middle School). Since her children are now older and Footloose rehearsals were mainly in the summer, Jen felt that it was time to get back into the theater scene. Footloose is an iconic movie and the musical features some epic songs from the 80’s. What’s not to love? She would like to thank her kids, Alaina and Jackson for behaving at home and picking up the cleaning slack while she was at rehearsals.

We welcome back Elise to another FDLCT production. She was last involved in 9 to 5 (Jess). She also has performed in her school productions in Waupun where she just started her sophomore year. There she was in Mamma Mia (Lisa) and High School Musical (Taylor Mckessie). Elise is the co-manager for her school’s drama club. She loves to read when she isn’t busy with a show. She would like to thank her parents and grandparents for supporting her and driving her to rehearsals!

Adrianna also participated in two shows from our past season: Matilda and Frozen Jr. She is 10th grader at Stem Academy and she loves theatre and new opportunities.

Rosa is a student at Moraine Park Technical College and works at the Family Resource Center as the Visitation Supervisor. She enjoys Starbucks, shopping, and spending time with friends. Rosa thanks her family members: Mom & Dad, Ella, Jon, and Paisley. She has enjoyed being part of the Footloose cast—has made new friends, worked on her vocal and dancing skills, and escaped a bit from the outside world.

BECKY DEITSCH – Choreographer
Having been part of the FDLCT theatre family for over ten years, Becky has been in numerous shows and has also directed Peter Pan Jr and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for FDLCT’s Encore Youth Theatre. Next summer she will be directing Newsies Jr. Becky works as the Patient Access Representative for the Pediatric Department at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic. Becky thanks her husband, Cody, for being so supportive and encouraging – and for caring for their son, Hayden, while she’s been busy dancing at rehearsals. She also gives a special shout out to her parents for being her cheerleaders for every performance she’s participated in.

You may best remember Vicki from her recent role as “Olaf” in Frozen Jr. She has also been in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Chef) and Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts). She is an 8th grader, but taking freshman level Language Arts and Math courses. She hopes to go to school for a Doctorate in Psychology. Vicki is very musical – playing guitar, percussion, and singing in choir. She even has a regular gig down at the local Farmer’s Market. She enjoys painting, making rockets, doing coding, playing volleyball, and participating in Forensics. Thanks to both my parents and the Scoresbys for driving me to and from all the rehearsals. I wanted to boost my dancing skills, and what a better way than doing a show all about dancing.

BILL FISCHER – Uncle Wes/Cowboy Bob
Bill returned to theater after twenty years to play “Mr. Wormwood” in FDLCT’s production of Matilda, and he’s excited to be back with the company for Footloose—this time along with his wife, Deborah. This show holds so much nostalgia for Bill, as the original movie was so much a part of the cultural backdrop growing up in the 80’s. During the day, Bill works as an attorney in Neenah. When not hanging out with his family, Bill enjoys cycling, running, and watching copious amounts of sci-fi, fantasy and anime.

Deborah is excited to join FDLCT and the cast for Footloose for her first ever role in musical theater. Deborah has a Ph.D. in psychology from Marquette University, and works as a psychologist. When not at work, Deborah loves being a mom to her four kids and working on arts and crafts.

James was most recently seen as “Kristoff” in our production of Frozen, Jr. and he really enjoys doing theatre. James is having fun playing a bad boy for once in a production and has really enjoyed this role. He is also involved in choir and band and thanks his family for their support.

We welcome JoAnn to her first FDLCT production. No stranger to theatre however, she has been involved with Campbellsport Community Theatre in Seussical the Musical, Curtains, Babes in Arms, Honk, Willy Wonka, Laughing Stock, and Oklahoma. JoAnn graduated from Campbellsport High School and currently works as a crew member at the Culver’s on Pioneer Road. She enjoys writing, video games, and singing – her son, Dexter, always wants her to sing to him. JoAnn thanks her mom and sister for watching Dexter while she has been at rehearsals, and her fiancée, Zachary, for always encouraging her to participate in what makes her happy.

This is Emilie’s first show with Fond du Lac Community Theatre, and she loves how upbeat it is. When not in rehearsals, she works at the Culver’s in Plymouth. She also enjoys karaoke, baking, or just hanging out with friends. Emilie would like to thank her mom and dad, Michele and Bill Haapala for always putting up with her random solo moments around the house—and sometimes even in public.

It’s her first time performing with Fond du lac Community Theater and Annabella is also in Tom Sawyer with the Homeschool Drama Troupe. She takes lessons in piano, voice, and dance. She loves to perform and is thankful the Lord allows for these opportunities. Annabella is thankful to her parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandmas who all encourage and support her. And she is also grateful to her music and dance teachers who are amazing.

ADARIE HAU – Ensemble
Currently a freshman at Fondy High, Adarie is juggling two rehearsal schedules because she is also involved in their fall production of Cinderella. When not in rehearsals, she is in line with the Fondy Marching Cardinals. Adarie has done other theatre—playing the “Mad Hatter” in Woodworth’s production of Alice in Wonderland and she was also in FDLCT’s Frozen Jr.

KORINNE HEJHAL – Cowgirl, Ensemble
This is Korinne’s first FDLCT production. She auditioned for this show to escape the stress of working in the mental health field. The music and laughter the cast shares during practices is loud enough to silence her mind and refill her bucket for the next day. For the last year, she has been working on her cupcake food truck business, Let Them Eat. Korinne loves to bake, sew, and research things on Pinterest. Her husband and two kids have been very supportive during this amazing experience! Korinne is so glad to have met such incredible people who love to laugh and have fun—everyone is so welcoming.

This is Julie’s first production! She has enjoyed joining the FDLCT theatre family where she has made so many new wonderful friends. Julie loves music and has been told her brain is like a jukebox! She works at Woods Floral & Gifts where she is a Designer. Julie is the proud mother of three handsome young men, a beautiful soon to be daughter-in-law, and is owner to naughty dogs, Walter and Archie.

“Livi” as she is affectionately called is doing her second show with FDLCT. Her first appearance was this past summer in the ensemble of Matilda. Livi loves to sing and says “she was born to be on stage”. Livi came to FDLCT through her involvement in Fondy Idol, a partnership between FDLCT and The Arc. In her spare time in addition to singing and performing, Livi loves to participate in ARC activities, especially Birthday Bingo and Fondy Idol, in which she has been performing in for the last 5 years. Livi would like to thank her mom for her support and her driver for getting her to and from rehearsals. She looks forward to being in many more theatre productions.

ZOE LEU – Ensemble
An active theatre participant, Zoe has been involved in Annie, Pirates of Penzance, How to Succeed in Business, Arabian Nights, The Music Man, Into the Woods, Shrek the Musical, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Zoe is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in IT Cybersecurity and IT Networking at MPTC and UW Oshkosh. She is very busy working as a yoga instructor, dance teacher, health and wellness representative—and her biggest job of the year as Miss Fond du Lac 2022. Zoe enjoys running, biking, and dancing.

A 7th Grader at Luther Memorial School, Charlotte enjoys dancing, singing, sewing, baking, reading, crocheting, and fashion sketching. She has previously been in two FDLCT productions—Elf Jr and Matilda. She has also participated in Matilda (WLA), Best Christmas Pageant Ever (UWFDL), and Giants in the Sky (Thelma). Charlotte has a dog, Pepper, who she thinks is fabulous.

Jody has acted on stage and worked behind the scenes offstage on shows: Spamalot, Man of La Mancha, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Mamma Mia. He grew up being involved in the Homeschool Performing Arts Club and still loves theatre to this day. Jody is a full-time caretaker for his Grandma. His hobbies include 3D printing, collecting Lego sets, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. He thanks his parents, Tim and Jenny, and his brothers and sisters.

Gavin is a student at St. Mary’s Springs Academy. He has been involved in a variety of shows including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Pirates of Penzance, and Mary Poppins. Gavin is involved in band, choir, jazz band, and vocal jazz. He plays piano and guitar and enjoys reading. He thanks his mom, dad, and sister for their support and for getting him involved in music.

This is Julie’s first production with Fond du Lac Community Theatre! Her son was part of FDLCT’s production of Frozen Jr, and he inspired Julie to audition for this show. Her neighbors (also in the show) gave her the extra nudge she needed. Julie works as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Fond du Lac School District. In her free time she enjoys doing crafty things including knitting, cross-stitching, and making cards. She also like to read, play board games, and play basketball. Julie thanks her husband-Brian and her kids-Aidric and Claire for their love and support during her Footloose rehearsals.

Having become a regular of the FDLCT Encore Youth Productions, Macey has performed in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr (Jemima), Matilda (Bruce), and “Elsa” in Frozen Jr. An 8th grader at Woodworth Middle School, she also played the “White Rabbit” in the school’s production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Macey works at the Little Farmer. She loves singing, dancing, watching movies with her mom, traveling, and building legos. She loves being in this show with her dad!

TONY SECORD – Coach Dunbar/Jeter
Tony is so excited be be a part of another show with FDLCT. You may recognize him from the ensemble casts for Matilda and Mamma Mia. He also has some behind-the-scenes experience working on the crew and running spotlights for both Pankratz Arts Exchange and Impact Theatre productions. Tony will then be joining Blue Marble Entertainment’s production of Rocky Horror Show in October. When he’s not on stage you can find him counting money at Hometown Bank! A special shout out to my parents Ann and Jeff Secord for their nonstop support.

Annabelle has been involved in a variety of theatre productions including shows at Thelma, St. Mary’s Springs Academy, and FDLCT – where she played “Truly Scrumptious” in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and most recently “Queen Iduna” in Frozen Jr. She attends school at St. Mary’s Springs Academy where she is a freshman. She enjoys singing, cheerleading, dancing, and reading. Annabelle loves the high energy dance numbers in this show and the heart-warming and relatable story line. She gives a huge shout out to her family for always supporting her.