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MBU Theatre Presents “Footloose,” Partners With Cinderella Project

Missouri Baptist University’s theatre department will be showcasing the ’80s-themed smash hit “Footloose” from Nov. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pillsbury Chapel & Dale Williams Fine Arts Center.

Following the musical’s theme of young adults with a desire to have a prom in a town that forbids dancing, the theatre department is hoping to gain the audience’s help by collecting dress donations for the Cinderella Project—an outreach program under the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition of St. Louis which aims to provide underprivileged girls dresses for prom—through the month of November.

“We choose our season with this in mind, but we always want to give the audience a chance to respond as well,” said Kasey Cox, adjunct instructor of theatre.

The theatre department has collected items in the past for organizations such as the Covering House and, most recently, selling paintings in the MBU art gallery from Achievements Unlimited.

The program is accepting new or gently used prom dresses through Dec. 1. Those who donate a dress at the door for “Footloose” will receive a 50 percent discount on a regularly-priced adult ticket ($15). For tickets and more info, visit mbuboxoffice.com.