The Argyle Theater presents Footloose! Today, one of its stars, Jojo Minasi, will take you behind the scenes. Stop by our Instagram all day as Jojo takes the social media reins for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look.
Jojo Minasi (Ensemble) is delighted to have had the opportunity to perform on the
Argyle Scene! Past credits include: Mamma Mia! (Eddie), Spongebob
Musical (Spongebob), Spring Awakening (Moritz), Parade (Leo Frank) and many more. Proud graduates of Molloy/CAP21. A huge thank you to Michael Cassara, Mark and Dylan, Jonathan and Evan for this incredible experience as well as to his family for their constant
Long Island’s largest year-round professional theater venue, The Argyle Theater, will present the international hit Footloose written by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, with music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Footloose will be directed by Evan Pappas, choreographed by Eugenio Contenti under the musical direction of Jonathan Brenner. Footloose begins performances July 14 ahead of its July 16 opening night through August 28, 2022. The Argyle Theater (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).
When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her rogue boyfriend attempts to sabotage Ren’s reputation, and many locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father yearning for the son he lost against a young man yearning for the father who abandoned him. To the rocking beat of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, complemented by dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
“We are thrilled to continue the fun of summer at the Argyle Theater by presenting the hit show Footloose. We have assembled an incredible cast that I am sure will have audiences dancing in the aisles!”
– The artistic director of the Argyle Theatre, Evan Pappas.
The cast includes Peyton S. Cassity as Ren (Regional: Addams Family), Tia Karaplis as Ariel (Regional: Babes In Arms), John Hillner* as Reverend Shaw (Broadway: Footloose, Mamma Mia!), Michelle Mallardi* as Vi Shaw (Broadway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables), Carrie Michelle Baker as Ethel, Tray Wright as Willard (Regional: Grease), Lilliannie Arie Urgent as Rusty, Quincy Lawson as Urleen (Regional: A Chorus Line), Liat Shuflita as Wendy Jo (Regional: Babes In Arms), Max Kuenzer as Chuck (Regional: The Edwin Drood Mystery), Jay Mauro (Regional: Pippin), Tyrell Ruffin (Regional : The Wiz), Jojo Minasi (Regional: Mamma Mia!), Arturo Hernandez (Regional: Spring Awakening), Molly Model (Argyle Theatre’s Elf), Christina Emily Jackson (National Tour: Shrek, The Sound of Music), Nicole Weitzman ( Regional: Once Upon A Mattress) and Mikey Marmann (Argyle Theatre’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame de Par is).
The creative team includes Set Design by Steven Velasquez, Lighting Design by Eric Norbury, Costume Design by Peter Fogel, Sound Design by Scott Stauffer, Prop Master Zach Marlin. Production Manager is Emily Todt with Assistant Stage Manager Shari Freeda, Covid Safety Officer Dailee Morrone, Production Assistant Perseis Grant, Production Manager/Technical Manager is Michael Kauffman, Production Coordinator is Alison Savino and the casting director is Michael Cassara, CSA.
In agreement with Concord Theatricals. Sponsored by the Post Office Café.
NOW ON SALE, tickets for Footloose cost between $45 and $79 and can be purchased online at www.argyletheatre.com or by calling (631) 230-3500.
Footloose will play Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. (performance added Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.).
* Member Stakeholder Equity Association