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Liberty High School students are bringing 'Footloose' to the school's Schnorr Auditorium, starting Nov. 7

Liberty freshman Jack Patterson, playing Ren McCormack, left foreground, and Liberty junior Jordan Spencer, playing Willard Hewitt, show off their fancy footwork in the high school dance scene in “Footloose.” In the background are, from left: Laurel Cumby, freshman; Drew Pieranunzi, junior; Paige Hoheneder, junior; Delaney Goodwin, freshman; Nina Ledbetter, sophomore; Aniyah Bailey, senior; Wil Clancy, sophomore; and Julia Creutzer, junior.
Liberty freshman Jack Patterson, playing Ren McCormack, left foreground, and Liberty junior Jordan Spencer, playing Willard Hewitt, show off their fancy footwork in the high school dance scene in “Footloose.” In the background are, from left: Laurel Cumby, freshman; Drew Pieranunzi, junior; Paige Hoheneder, junior; Delaney Goodwin, freshman; Nina Ledbetter, sophomore; Aniyah Bailey, senior; Wil Clancy, sophomore; and Julia Creutzer, junior. (Nancy McKenzie photo, Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Do you remember the 1984 movie "Footloose"? In keeping with the irrepressible teen spirit it represents, the story lives on, becoming a Broadway show in 1998.

Now, the students of Liberty High School are bringing "Footloose" to the school's Schnorr Auditorium. The show will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7.

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Additional shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, as well as for Nov. 13, 14 and 15. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. will be offered Nov. 8 and 15.

The musical version of the show has evolved from the film version. Trisha Deen, the school's drama teacher and drama club adviser, said, "The stage show is a little bit different. There are some extra songs and some new scenes."

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Deen, who is co-directing along with Tina Delcher, a Liberty English teacher, explained why she chose "Footloose" for the fall show. "I wanted to do something where the kids could play kids," she said. "I wanted to give them the chance to have fun."

The choice of "Footloose" was also based on the theme of the musical. "I like the message — if you believe in something, you have to stand up for that," said Deen. "You can bring about change, if you don't give up."

Tickets for "Footloose" are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advanced-seating tickets, which allow you to choose your seat an hour prior to showtime, ahead of the general admission ticket holders, will cost $15.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.lhsdramaclub.com/box-office.html or in the lobby of the school from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on school days. To learn more, check the website at http://www.lhsdramaclub.com or call the school at 410-751-3560.

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The school is at 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.

Annual bazaar

The South Carroll Senior and Community Center will host its annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15.

The center's members have created all sorts of handmade Christmas and holiday decorations for the bazaar. You can find tree skirts, wreaths, ornaments, door hangers, little trees and table decorations, to name some of the items available.

If you're coming on Nov. 15, bring along your appetite as well. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes chicken rice soup, ham and cheese sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs. Beverages and baked goods will also be available.

The center also has spaces available for craft vendors or for home-based businesses to join in the bazaar. The cost is $25 for an 8-foot by 8-foot space, and the vendors will need to bring their own tables.

All proceeds from the bazaar, the lunch and the vendor space rentals will go to support the center's site council. The funds will be used to provide other programs at the center.

To get more information about the bazaar or about getting a vendor space, call the center at 410-386-3700.

The center is at 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg.

Nancy McKenzie covers Berrett, Eldersburg, Flohrville, Gaither, Gist, Johnsville, Louisville, Marriottsville and Sykesville. Contact her at 410-848-2260 or mckenzietimes@comcast.net.

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