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October 16, 2012 > AaaahZ Youth Theatre gets 'Footloose'

AaaahZ Youth Theatre gets 'Footloose'

Submitted By Monica Martinek

AaaahZ Youth Theatre will dance their way into your hearts with their upcoming performances of "Footloose." "Footloose" arrives on the coattails of AaaahZ's first powerful production, "Jekyll and Hyde," performed in August.

Travel back to the fashions and dancing of the1980s and explore a moral dilemma in the small town of Bomont, Texas. Ren, a city boy, moves to this small country town and is shocked to find that Bomont has passed a regulation that there will be no dancing, due to a tragic car accident that killed four high school students after an end of the year dance. One of the students happened to be the preacher's son, and thus the law passed. The dilemma begins as Ren tries to find himself after his father abandons him as well as find a connection in the rural community. When the preacher's daughter discovers Ren, the sparks fly. The teens eventually learn to trust this newcomer and stand together to bring joy and dancing back into the heart of the town.

AaaahZ Youth Theatre connects youth from the entire Bay Area. Teens from San Jose, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, and San Leandro come together to perform a dazzling portrayal of life in a small town. Director Jim Burris continues to dive deep, reaching every performer's talents. This show is produced by Tammie Tabellija and Jody Montgomery.

"Footloose" opens Friday, October 19 and runs October 20 - 21, and October 26 - 28. All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees will begin at 2 p.m. at the gorgeous San Leandro Arts Education Center. General admission is $20; seniors and students $15. Tickets can be ordered by calling (510) 358-1AHZ or visiting

Oct 19 - 28
8 p.m. (Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.)
San Leandro Arts Education Center
2200 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro
(510) 358-1AHZ
Tickets: $15 - $20

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