Denmark actor to star in Perth musical 

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Rising Denmark-born performer Terence Smith is getting ready to cut loose in the upcoming musical Footloose. 

The musical, to be performed in Perth, is a re-enactment of the 1984 film that starred Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer. 

Set in America, Footlose follows the story of a city teenager who moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned. 

A graduate of Denmark Senior High School, Smith plays bad boy character Chuck Cranston, who finds himself at odds with main character Ren McCormack. 

Smith said he enjoyed playing a character that was his polar opposite. 

“He [Chuck] thinks he’s the best, when you play it, you can’t think you’re bad,” Mr Smith said.

“It’s been a lot of fun being someone else for a bit.

“I have to sing solo in Footloose, which is something I haven’t done for a few years in public.”

Growing up in Denmark, Smith was involved in the region’s performing arts community from a young age, starring in school plays to full productions in Denmark and Albany.

Smith’s passion for the stage led him to move to Perth and complete a bachelor and honours degree in theatre at Curtin University, whereafter he created his own theatre company, Beyond the Yard.

Beyond the Yard has travelled across WA, including to regional towns like Harvey, Denmark and Ravensthorpe, to perform shows.

“I really enjoy the whole thing,” he said.

“With theatre, it’s really fun being able to create this ambiance for the audience to forget about their daily lives for a bit.

“With Footloose, it’s about coming into the theatre, having a bit of a throwback with some old tunes and having a bit of a boogie in your seat and leaving having had a really good night.”

Footloose will be on show from June 11-19 at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre in Thornlie, with tickets on sale at https://drpac.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/sales. 

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