Auditions

All of our auditions are open to the entire community. We are proud to be a teaching stage. Come out and play!

For all of our auditions, please try to arrive early to ensure you have time to fill our forms and have audition photos made. Resumes and head shots are not expected or required.

 Upcoming Auditions:

FOOTLOOSE, The Musical – audition dates as follows:

Sunday, November 9 at 7pm
Monday, November 10 at 7pm
Tuesday, November 11 at 7pm – Reserved for callbacks.

Director: Rodney Hamilton

Musical Director: Jessica Burchfield

Director Hamilton will be looking for quality dancers that can sing and for strong singers that can move.    

ALL DANCERS MUST BE ABLE TO CONVINCINGLY PLAY HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS. No one under 15 will be accepted.     

Auditionees are requested to bring 32 bars of upbeat pop-music to auditions, unless otherwise directed by specific character descriptions. Please, no music from the show. An accompanist will be provided.

Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for dance movement.

Please prepare to list scheduling conflicts from Nov 9 through Feb 8, 2015. Conflict calendars need to be presented to the director for casting consideration.

Due to the high energy, tight harmony, dance-heavy script, 5-hour rehearsals on Saturdays can be expected. Rehearsals will take place on weekday nights as well. Expect rehearsals 7 days a week for the last 2 weeks leading up to opening night.

Production Dates are January 23 – February 8, 2015  

Casting will include the following roles:

REN McCORMACK (teens-20’s) – Lead character; teenager from Chicago, fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, out-going personality; Ethel’s son. Has solos, duet with Ariel, harmony. Dances very well, athletic skills a plus.

ARIEL MOORE (teens-20’s) – Lead character – SHAW & VI’s daughter. Sings and dances well. Vocal range requires a D with some “soulish” singing, ability for vocal improvisation a plus. Rebellious for a reverend’s daughter, like Rizzo in Grease, but more mischievous than negative. Dances very well.

ETHEL McCORMACK (30’s-40’s) – Ren’s mother, dialog with most lead characters, and duet with Vi – mature vocal sound.

REVEREND SHAW MOORE (40’s-60’s) – Lead adult character, strong singer. Bomont’s religious leader, Ariel’s father, Vi’s husband. Solos; has a duet with Vi.

VI MOORE (30’s-50’s)- Shaw’s wife, Ariel’s mother; has duet with Ethel. Mature vocal sound.

WILLARD HEWITT (teens-20’s) – Ren’s Bomont friend. Nice guy, quick temper, loves his mama. Befriended by Ren. Many lines, sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines. “Learns” to dance. Vocal range requires a tenor Gb.

CHUCK CRANSTON (teens-20’s) – Ariel’s boy friend; local “bad boy”. Doesn’t like Ren. Sings solo; sings with Ariel with male back up.

LULU WARNICKER (30’s-60’s) – Ren’s Aunt, married to Wes. Sings and may dance with chorus.

WES WARNICKER (40’s-60’s) – Ren’s uncle, married to Lulu. Sings and may dance with chorus.

COACH ROGER DUNBAR – Speaking character; may sing and dance with chorus.

ELEANOR DUNBAR – Speaking character; may sing and dance with chorus.

RUSTY (Ariel’s Friend) (teens-20’s) – Some lines, some dancing. Sings solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Vocal range requires a
soprano high F.

WENDY-JO (Ariel’s Friend) (teens-20’s) – Some lines, some dancing. Sings 3-part harmony with several solo lines.

URLEEN (Ariel’s Friend) (teens-20’s) – Some lines, some dancing. Sings 3-part harmony with several solo lines.

JETER (Willards’s friend) (teens-20’s) – Some lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

BICKLE (Willards’s friend) (teens-20’s) – Some lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

GARVIN (Willards’s friend) (teens-20’s) – Some lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

LYLE (Chuck’s friend) (teens-20’s) – A few lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

TRAVIS (Chuck’s friend) (teens-20’s) – A few lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK (30’s-60’s) – Principal of Bomont High School, enforcer of rules. Scene with Ren & Willard. May sing with chorus.

COWBOY BOB (20’s-60’s) – Cowboy hat, boots and an attitude. Thinks of himself as the only “real man” in the room. Solo number and several lines. May sing and dance with Chorus . COP- A few lines; may sing and dance withchorus.

CHORUS/ENSEMBLE – Harmony singers, previous choir experience helpful but not required. Ability to move/dance is a plus, but may not be required of all.

FOOTLOOSE DANCERS/CHORUS – The dance chorus is the most important element of this production and carries all of the big song/dance production numbers. Any of following skills are a plus: acrobatics, gymnastics, break-dancing, line-dancing, juggling, leaps, splits. Singing ability a plus.

 

 

Stay tuned for more information about auditions for the remainder of our 90th Mainstage Season.

Audition dates (subject to change):

  • The Miss Firecracker Contest - January 18-19, 2015
  • Clybourne Park - March 8-9, 2015
  • Ordinary People – April 19-20, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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