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Everybody Cut Footloose

Liam Grimaldi practiced one of his big jumps during a rehearsal of “Footloose” at the Sharon Playhouse. Photo by Marsden Epworth

‘Footloose” started life as a 1984 movie musical with a cute Kevin Bacon playing Ren, who tries to tame his bushy hair and Chicago ways to survive life in Bomont, a small farming town out west. Of course he irks Bomont’s minister, who sees song and dance as the devil’s work. But for Ren and his new friends, it’s a way to let off steam and adolescent stress.

Sarah Combs, a longtime director for the Sharon Playhouse, has presented the musical many times. Her version opens there for a three-day run on Friday.

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