Auditions - Footloose
All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be at
NO SQUARE THEATRE
384 Legion Street, Laguna Beach CA 92651
The explosive movie musical bursts onto the live stage!
With dynamic new songs augmenting the powerhouse hits from its bestselling Oscar-nominated score,
Footloose celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
Directed by Ella Wyatt
Choreographed by Sabrina Harper
Musical Direction by Roxanna Ward
Stage Managed by Lorenzo Marino
CASTING* (All roles open)
Ren McCormack (Lead): Male, 16-25. Tenor D3-C5. Energetic, emotional, rebellious, likeable; emotes his pain through quirky sarcasm and dance; strong dancer.
Reverend Shaw Moore (Lead): Male, 40-55. Baritone. The powerful, traditional local church leader; strict, stern, and solemn, still struggling with the death of his son.
Ariel Moore (Lead): Female, 16-25. Mezzo-Pop. Smart, a bit of the bad girl with an edge, sweet, the rebellious minister’s daughter; role requires strong belt, must be a strong singer/dancer.
Vi Moore (Supporting): Female, 40-55. Soprano. Reverend Moore’s loving, supportive, resilient wife.
Rusty (Supporting): Female, 16-25. Great soprano/pop voice. Ariel’s friend; a bit scatterbrained, sweet, fun, knows everything about everything; role requires strong belt, strong comedic timing and dance.
Willard Hewitt (Supporting): Male, 16-25. Tenor. A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big smile; comedic timing and dance a must.
Ethel McCormack (Supporting): Female, 40-55. Soprano. Ren’s mother; had a tough go, just trying to make it...would do anything for her son.
Chuck Cranston (Supporting): Male, 16-25. Tenor. The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend.
Urleen (Supporting): Female, 16+. Mezzo/Alto. Ariel’s friend; the smart one of the group; role requires strong belt, comedic timing, and dance.
Wendy Jo (Supporting): Female, 16-25. Mezzo. Ariel’s friend; strong belt, comedic timing, and dance required.
Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 16+. Townspeople, students; need strong character people (all age ranges) for many roles (listed below); teenage through adults; chorus singing, dancing parts; all teens dance, all adults dance at the prom.
Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s aunt, Wes Warnicker – Lulu’s husband, Coach Roger Dunbar – Gym teacher, Eleanor Dunbar – Roger’s Wife, Lyle – Chuck’s buddy, Travis – Chuck’s buddy, Principal Harry Clark, Betty Blast – Owner of the Burger Blast, Jeter – Ren’s friend, Bickle – Ren’s friend, Garvin – Ren’s friend, Cowboy Bob, Cop, High School Students
AUDITION DATES & TIMES
(By appointment only.)
Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 starting at 6:00
Callback - Saturday, June 11, 10:00-4:00 Possible Callback - Monday, June 13, time TBD
Please take note for the dance callback:
Tumbling is a plus – be prepared!
Youths can be in flats or dance sneakers
All adults dance at the prom. Artists auditioning for female roles should wear heels.
To schedule an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate a preferred day & time.
WHAT TO DO FOR THE AUDITION
Prepare approximately 32 bars of a musical theatre song.
Sheet music must be in the correct key.
Sheet music should be two sided (taped together OK) if more than two pages and put in a 3- ring binder.
Provide photo and resume. (Photos may also be taken at audition)
Be prepared to list conflicts occurring during the rehearsal and performance period.
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, June 11.
The general rehearsal schedule will be built within these dates and times:
Monday-Friday, 6:30-10:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00-5:00, and Sunday 12:00-8:00
Performances are August 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 pm. Possible added matinees at 2:00 Sat/Sun.
Script available on request.
Soundtrack available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other music services.
Audition forms available for download at nosquare.org.
Rehearsals & Performances take place at No Square Theatre.
You will be notified by email if you have a Callback or are cast in the show.
All communications regarding the show will be via email with emergency changes addressed via text.
Please be certain that we have your correct cell phone and email address, and check your email daily.
Please add production staff to your address book so our notes to you aren’t filtered as junk mail.
Tickets are extremely limited and will be sold online only. There are no comps, and no refunds.
Audience must provide proof of vax & correctly wear masks inside.
There is no pay.
*All actors must provide proof of COVID vaccination & booster before auditioning.
Masks may be required until tech/dress.