Auditions: “Footloose”

Are You Ready To Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes and Cut Loose?

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Audition Dates

Auditions for ASGT’s Footloose (August 3 – September 3, 2023) will be held:

  • Sunday, May 7th, 2-5 PM (Please plan to arrive at 2)
  • Wednesday, May 10th, 7-9 PM (Please plan to arrive at 7)

Callbacks: Saturday, May 13th (11 AM – 3 PM)

Location: Anne Arundel Community College,  CADE 122 (West Campus)

  • Candidates are asked to prepare 16 bars of an upbeat song, plus one alternative in a different style (with sheet music or an accompanying track). Singing selections from the show is allowed and encouraged.
  • Please bring your resume and headshot.
  • There will be dancing at the auditions, please make sure you wear comfortable clothing and sneakers ( no character/dance shoes)

Roles are unpaid, non-equity

Age ranges are not literal, but what actors can convincingly play on stage. All ethnicities, genders, and body types are encouraged to audition for any role.

Questions?

Please contact Lin Whetzel, “Footloose” Production Manager (lwhetzel@summergarden.com).

 


Character Breakdown

  • Ren McCormack –Lead character, teenager from Chicago, fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, out-going personality. Ethel’s son. Vocal Range: Middle D to high C, has solos, has duet with Ariel & Harmony. Dances well, athletic skills a plus. Age 18-25
  • Ariel Moore – 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. Age 18-25
  • Ethel McCormack – Ren’s mother, has a duet with Vi – mature vocal sound desired. Age 35-45
  • Reverend Shaw Moore – Lead adult character, strong singer. Bomont’s religious leader father to Ariel. Solos and has a duet with Vi. Age 35-55
  • Vi Moore – Shaw’s wife & Ariel’s mother. has duet with Ethel – – mature vocal sound desired. Age 35-50
  • Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s Aunt, married to Wes. Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age 35-55
  • Wes Warnicker – Ren’s uncle, married to Lulu. Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age 35-55
  • Coach Roger Dunbar – Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age 30-5
  • Eleanor Dunbar – Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age 30-45
  • Principal Harry Clark – Principal of Bomont High School, enforcer of rules. Scene with Ren & Willard. Not required to sing. Age 40-50
  • Cowboy Bob/Cop – Cowboy hat, boots and an attitude. Thinks of himself as the only “real man” in the room. Age 30-50
  • Betty– Adult, comedic character roles, accent would be fun. Must be able to roller-skate. 25-45
  • Chuck Cranston – Ariel’s boyfriend. local “Bad Boy”. Doesn’t like Ren. Sings fairly well– has B with lots of A’s & G’s, sings with Ariel with male back up. Age 18-25
  • Lyle – Chuck’s friend – A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing. . Age 18-25
  • Travis – Chuck’s friend – A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing. . Age 18-25
  • Willard Hewitt – Big guy, short temper, loves his mama. Befriended by Ren. Many lines, sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines. “Learns” to dance. . Age 18-25
  • Rusty – Ariel’s friend. Several lines, some dancing. Sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines – has F and Low A. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines. . Age 18-25
  • Wendy Jo – Ariel’s friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines. . Age 18-25
  • Urleen – Ariel’s friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines. . Age 18-25
  • Jeter – Friend of Willard, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing. . Age 18-25
  • Bickle – Friend of Willard, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing. . Age 18-25
  • Garvin – Friend of Willard, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing. . Age 18-25
  • Choir – 3-, 4- & 6-part harmony singers, both on & off stage. Age 18-35
  • Dancers – Several big dance numbers in show – any combination of the following skills are a plus: acrobatics, gymnastics, break-dancing, line-dancing, leaps, splits. Age 18-35

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ASGT is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Actors of all sizes, body types, races, ethnicities, gender identities, abilities and experience levels are encouraged to audition.