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LOSE YOUR BLUES | Rocking at the Temple

We took in the final show of the Temple Theatre’s second Main Stage show, “Footloose,” on Saturday night. I knew it would be a great night when we walked in and the pre-show music was all 1980s stuff – most of it I have on my iPod.

Peggy Taphorn and her crew and cast did a great job with a difficult show. The dancing and singing were top-notch, and even though some of the dialogue was difficult to hear and understand – a complaint I heard echoed by audience members around us – “Footloose” was a great experience.

There were some impressive individual performances and company numbers. The highlights were the scene featuring “Somebody’s Eyes,” the Karla Bonoff song from the 1984 movie, and the “Almost Paradise” duet by stars Alex Copas and Jentry Womack – as good or better as the Mike Reno/Ann Wilson version from the movie.

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