Senior Performers Shine in 'Footloose'

Senior Performers Shine in 'Footloose'
Posted on 04/20/2022
Photo Courtesy Roger That PhotographySeniors Perform With CV One Last Time
Nyla Anderson
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Photo courtesy: Roger That Photography

The CV 2022 production of Footloose has closed and it had almost sold out for two nights. People were excited to see a story about spreading joy and doing what is right. While a fun musical, the moment is bittersweet for some seniors, as they are graduating and movin gon to college or other plans.

was chosen as this year’s musical because Mrs. Scramm wanted to find something to uplift people after having to quarantine for so long, and wanting to create a connection between people and theater again.

Footloose, I think is a story about hope when hope seems lost,” Senior Jack Travisano said. “And about embracing happiness and fun in life even when you’re at your darkest moment.”

Travisano plays Ren, the protagonist, who moves from Chicago to Bomont, a town where dancing is illegal, with his mother after his dad leaves.

“It’s been such a unique experience being the lead, I’ve never been the central character before,” Travisano said. “Just having the experience of like when Flom choreograophs something and I know that my position is immediately going to be up front and center, something like that is so surreal to me.”

Throughout the musical, Ren’s character inspires many other characters to be themselves, find happiness, and fight for what’s right. His two main converts are Willard, played by senior Sean Ross, and Ariel, played by senior Abby Maier.

“Throughout participating in musicals, I definitely found a family of people that I really enjoy being around,” Ross said. “Its such a wonderful and accepting environment. It’s definitely a lot of fun, it's a lot of hard work, and I definitely encourage other people to join.”

Being in the musical provides space for making new friends and connections, and families for some people. With different traditions, it’s not like any normal school club.

“I have so many great memories and so much gratitude for my directors and the people who are in CV Musical,” Maier said. “I couldn’t be more thankful for the past four years, but at the same time I don’t want to leave the stage.”

Travisano has been accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design, Ross to New York University, and Maier to George Washington where she will be taking a pre-med track. All plan on continuing participating in Performing Arts.
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