Hot Clip of the Day: Cutting Loose with "Let's Hear It For the Boy" from Broadway's Footloose
Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.
"Let's Hear It For The Boy" from Footloose (Stacey Francis and the Original Broadway Cast)
Ulterior Motives: July 8th is Kevin Bacon's birthday. It doesn't take six degrees to make us immediately think of the 1998 Broadway musical adapted from his 1984 hit film Footloose. One of our favorite voices on the Broadway cast album was the high school friend to Ren's love interest Ariel, Rusty played by Stacy Francis. Her version of "Let's Hear It For The Boy" could have been on the radio! Thankfully, the number was preserved on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" back in 1998. Our legs hurt watching the dancers conquer this super athletic number but wow, is it a showstopper.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: The dancers in this show, choreographed by A.C. Ciulla, were sensational. We have to split up our ultimate moments vocally and choreographically. The ultimate vocal moment (even though it is A+ throughout, 2:19 - 2:26's riffs especially) is without a doubt the phenomenal Stacy's whistle tones at the end of the number. Dancing wise, and it's etched in our memory without even having to rewatch this clip, the ultimate moment is the magic floor raising choreography at 2:58-3:11. We still don't know how they do it. These are some professional dancers and athletes!