for ages 14 – adults
Performances: April 25, 27, and 28 on the Springer Stage
Auditions by appointment: Saturday, January 19
Call-backs: Sunday, January 20
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the local laws – including a ban on dancing – which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town’s youth. When the Reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar’-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage!
Footloose will feature members of the Palace Performance Company, young artists ages 14-18 by audition, and adult actors. If cast, actors ages 14-18 will be asked to pay $560 for registration. Adult actors will be paid a small travel stipend.
This high-energy, full-length musical will be directed by Jonathan Young with choreography by Jesee Smart and music direction by Rose Yurcina.
Auditions will be held by appointment on Saturday, January 19. Please prepare a memorized, one-minute monologue and 32 bars of an uptempo selection in the style of the show with either sheet music or backing tracks. Accompanist provided. Please email Jesee Smart at firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition slot. Auditioners must be available for call-backs on Sunday, January 20, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Footloose rehearses Fridays (from 6:00 – 8:00 pm) and Sundays (from 4:00 – 7:00 pm) starting January 25 through April 14. Some Saturdays may be utilized if needed. Actors must be available for a technical rehearsal on Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and dress/tech rehearsals Monday – Wednesday, April 22-24 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Performances on the Springer Stage: Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm (6:00 call), Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm (1:00 call), and Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 pm (5:00 call). Please email email@example.com for a January 19 audition slot.