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Footloose opens next Wednesday at Sierra
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Melissa Garcia works on one of the sets of the Sierra High Advance Theaters spring musical Footloose. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

Storm Anderson and Hannah Goe will lead the way in Sierra High Advanced Theater’s “Footloose.”

“This is one musical I’ve always wanted to do,” said Drama teacher Dianna Puett, who was surprised to discover that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer living in a town with a no dancing law.

The Herbert Ross-directed film was adapted into a stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Boobie. The Broadway musical “Footloose” had a run of 709 performances, from 1998 to 2000.

At Sierra, audition for the spring musical took place in December as production got started the following month, according to Puett.

Anderson plays Ren McCormack, the teenager from Chicago, while Goe is Ariel Moore, the rebellious daughter of Reverend Shaw Moore (Samuel Hoffman).

Brooke Becker is the Reverend’s wife Vi Moore while L.J. Alofaituli plays Willard.

Opening night is Wednesday, April 16, at 7 o’clock in the SHS theater at 1700 Thomas St., Manteca.

Tickets are $9 for general admission, $7 seniors.

Puett is helped out by Christina Candelaria, who directs vocals and choreography. She’s received assistance from students’ Andrea Zarevich, Angel Searcy, Natasha Wilson, and Becker.

The musical “Footloose” runs from April 16-17 and April 25-26 beginning at 7 p.m., and April 27 (12:30 p.m.).

For more information, contact Puett at