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Footloose 

The musical

23 - 25 February 2023
 

Workshop and Audition Information
 

We are looking for members old and new and of any age over 12 years old to join this huge ensemble show.
 

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

 

 

Characters
 

Ren McCormack : Male, 16-18. Energetic, emotional, rebellious, likeable; must be a strong dancer.
 

 

Reverend Shaw Moore : Male, 35-60. The powerful, traditional local church leader; strict, stern, solemn. Has several songs, one big solo.
 

 

Ariel Moore : Female, 16-18. Mezzo-Pop. Smart, a bit of the bad girl with an edge be a strong singer/dancer.
 

 

Vi Moore : Female, 30-55. Reverend Moore’s loving, supportive, resilient wife. Some beautiful songs, including one solo. Strong singer.
 

 

Rusty : Female, 15-18. Ariel’s friend; a bit scatter-brained, sweet, fun, strong singer, strong comedic timing and dance.
 

 

Willard Hewitt : Male, 15-18. A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart; comedic timing and good singing in harmony necessary.
 

 

Ethel McCormack: Female, 35-45. Ren’s mother; would do anything for her son. A couple of great songs.
 

 

Chuck Cranston : Male, 16-20. The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend. Must be a strong singer.
 

Urleen : Female, 14-20. Ariel’s friend; the smart one of the group; role requires strong singer and comedic timing.

 

Wendy Jo : Female, 14-20. Mezzo. Ariel’s friend; strong singer, comedic timing, and some dance required.

 

Cowboy Bob : Male, any age. Sings at an out of town joint. Strong singing voice and dance.

 

Ensemble :

Males & Females, 18-70. Townspeople, students; need strong character people (all age ranges) for many roles (listed below); teenage through adults; chorus singing, dancing parts.

Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s aunt (25-50), Wes Warnicker – Lulu’s husband (30-60), Coach Roger Dunbar – Gym teacher (any age), Eleanor Dunbar – Roger’s Wife (any age - must match Coach Dunbar’s age)

Lyle – Chuck’s buddy (12-25), Travis – Chuck’s buddy (12-25), Principal Harry Clark (30+)

Betty Blast – Owner of the Burger Blast (50+), Jeter – Ren’s friend (12-18), Bickle – Ren’s friend (12-18)

Garvin – Ren’s friend (12-18), Cop - any age, High School Students

 

All adults dance at the prom at the end. There are some ensemble adult roles. One scene takes place out of town - we need some strong adult ensemble actors for this! All teens dance.