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By Hannah Romero
Staff Writer 

Can't stand still: "Footloose" is Western's next big musical

 

October 28, 2021

Hannah Romero

Ren McCormack sings and dances to prove that he "can't stand still." Elijah Kropf is a first-year musical theatre major from Green River who plays the role of Ren in "Footloose" at Western.

"I never walk when I can run, I don't believe I ever could. People try to slow me down, saying boy you really should kick back and chill but I can't stand still," Ren McCormack sings in the "Footloose" musical. 

Western Wyoming Community College's Performing Arts department also can't stand still. Despite budget cuts and layoffs, the college is continuing to put together large musical productions, including "Footloose," which opens Nov. 4.

In 2020, Western announced the college would be laying off job positions and eliminating degree programs due to state budget cuts. These eliminations in...



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