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Get Your Tickets to Mira Costa's 'Footloose' Now

Apr 09, 2024 11:24PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Mira Costa Drama Tech students prepare for the spring production of "Footloose." Photo credit: Alison Gerber.

Come on, come on, let's go: It's time to get your tickets for the biggest musical event of the season in Manhattan Beach. Tickets for Mira Costa High School's production of "Footloose" are now on sale, with showings from April 26 through May 4.

This is a milestone year for the musical "Footloose" as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Broadway debut and the 40th anniversary of the original movie. 

It's also a special year for the Mira Costa Drama Tech program and its seniors, who make up 16 of the 35 students in the cast. 

(Senior Siena Frederick strikes a pose at rehearsal. Photo credit: Alison Gerber.)


Kelly Gordon, director of publicity for the Mira Costa Drama Tech Boosters, noted that the class of 2024 is the last class of students to have entered high school during COVID, missing out on a true musical their freshman year due to COVID restrictions. During their sophomore year, they were able to perform three shows of the musical Beauty and the Beast  before the show was shut down because nearly the entire cast got COVID.

(Left to right: Junior Jonah Mirkovich, Senior Devan Malik, Junior Charlie Babolaal, and Junior Aaron Henschel. Photo credit: Alison Gerber.)

"These thespians have had a rough go during high school and we would love to send them off in their last musical with huge community support," added Gordon.

Furthermore, this is an award-winning group: The department recently won superior ratings at the CETA awards (California Educational Theatre Association), and senior Ava Ford won the adjudicator award for excellence in acting. Ford was accepted to NYU Tisch for Acting where she will start in the fall.

Other talented seniors have already committed to a variety of high-profile programs at universities including Penn, NYU, Duke, USC and SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). 

Meanwhile, Mira Costa's Tech Department attended the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival last month and took home the biggest prize of overall gold.

And anyone who has seen a Mira Costa production knows that the costumes and production design are of the highest professional quality. While a team of volunteers is working on costumes, the set is currently being built from the ground up.

All Mira Costa Drama Tech productions are funded 100% by the booster club, which draws funding from parent donations, fundraising, ad sales, and ticket sales. "Ticket sales make up 50% of our funding so we rely heavily on community support to come and watch the shows," noted Gordon.

So... are you ready to cut loose? Tickets are available for purchase here.

The "Footloose" show dates are Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m.; and Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
(Heads up, senior citizens: You can attend events for free through the city and school district's Be Our Guest program. Click here for information on how to sign up for a Be Our Guest pass.)

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