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Acton-Boxborough director takes final bow with ‘Footloose’

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If you’ve attended a musical put on by any of the Acton-Boxborough Regional schools in the past 40 years or so, it’s likely that you’ve witnessed the creative guidance of Linda Potter.

She has directed, by her estimation, about 350 performances during her 43-year career.

And though to many parents, alumni, and current students she seems like an institution, Potter is in fact reaching the end of her career directing musical theater at the schools. She will retire later this year; next week’s production of “Footloose” at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is her final show.

Longtime assistant director Jeanie Furlan is also retiring, and choreographer Liza Levy is moving out of state; but Potter’s legacy will live on in terms of the talent she inspired and the college scholarship established in her honor.

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