Led by Broadway performer, Jill Brodersen, And All That Jazz! Performing Arts Center provides a professional dance, singing and acting environment that focuses on technique, expression, and creativity. Classes are available for ages 3 to 17 in a variety of levels. And All That Jazz has a recreational dance program as well as competitive dance & singing companies. Musical Theatre productions various performance opportunities are available to students all year long. And All That Jazz is proud to produce high-quality theater productions for our community! andallthatjazzdance.com
FOOTLOOSE: Youth Edition is presented by And All That Jazz! Performing Arts Center, outdoors at Longshadow Ranch Winery on September 21, 22 and 24. Seats are reserved individually at tables, with options to purchase seats in General Seating or at VIP Fire Pit tables. You may be seated with another party if your group does not reserve all of the seats at your table. Gates open for entry at 6pm at Longshadow Ranch Winery. Please arrive between 6-7pm for seating. Performances will begin at dusk (approximately 7:15pm). There will be a 15 minute intermission. You may purchase beverages at the bar upon arrival and at intermission. If you would like to purchase dinner, place orders between 6-7pm with the BBQ food vendor. Dinner sales will close at 7pm. Outside food, beverages or coolers are not permitted. Bring a jacket or sweatshirt as the evenings can get chilly in wine country.
Footloose first burst onto the silver screen in 1984 and proved to be one of the year’s most successful motion pictures. The soundtrack recording reached #1 on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell over 17 million copies worldwide, generating such Top Forty hits as its title song and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy" (both of which received Academy Award nominations), plus “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out For A Hero,” and “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man).” With a screenplay and lyrics by Oscar winner Dean Pitchford, the story focused on young people, much like his previous, and wildly successful movie musical Fame.
Footloose opened on Broadway on October 22, 1998. The next day, the show broke the box office record for the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it continued to thrill audiences through July 2000. After the Broadway run, the creators made changes throughout the libretto, excised three songs from the original score, and restored one (“Still Rockin’,” available on the newly mastered Broadway CD from Ghostlight Records). The reaction to the ‘new’ Footloose was immediate and enthusiastic; a tour in the U.K. led to a West End engagement, which in turn triggered excitement throughout Europe and around the globe. In 2011, Paramount Pictures’ remake of Footloose – with a screenplay by Dean Pitchford and the film’s director Craig Brewer – brought this heartwarming story and electrifying music to a whole new generation.
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.