Requirements for Auditions
Dates: Monday, April 24 & Tuesday, April 25
Callbacks: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Swamplight Theatre
Show Dates: July 22-30
Music: Please come prepared to sing 32 bars (30-60 seconds) of a song in the same genre of 80s pop. This can also include anything from broadway. A backup track is a plus but is not required.
Monologue: Please have a short monologue prepared to say from memory.
Dance: Please make note that there will be dance callbacks on the 26th. • Tumbling is a plus – be prepared! • Youths can be in flats or dance sneakers • All adults dance at the prom. Should be comfortable dancing in heels if auditioning for a female role.
Footloose Character Descriptions
Ren McCormack (Lead): Male, 18-25. Tenor. Energetic, emotional, rebellious, likable; emotes his pain through quirky sarcasm and dance; strong dancer.
Reverend Shaw Moore (Lead): Male, 35-55. Baritone. The powerful, traditional local church leader; strict, stern, and solemn, still struggling with the death of his son.
Ariel Moore (Lead): Female, 18-25. Mezzo-Pop. Smart, a bit of the bad girl with an edge, sweet, the rebellious minister’s daughter; the role requires a strong belt, and must be a strong singer/dancer.
Vi Moore (Supporting): Female, 30-50. Soprano. Reverend Moore’s loving, supportive, resilient wife.
Rusty (Supporting): Female, 18-25. Great soprano/pop voice. Ariel’s friend; is a bit scatterbrained, sweet, fun, and knows everything about everything; the role requires a strong belt, strong comedic timing, and dance.
Willard Hewitt (Supporting): Male, 18-25. Tenor. A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big smile; comedic timing and dance are a must.
Ethel McCormack (Supporting): Female, 35-45. Soprano. Ren’s mother; had a tough go, just trying to make it…would do anything for her son.
Chuck Cranston (Supporting): Male, 18-25. Tenor. The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend.
Urleen (Supporting): Female, 18+. Mezzo/Alto. Ariel’s friend; the smart one of the group; the role requires a strong belt, comedic timing, and dance.
Wendy Jo (Supporting): Female, 18-25. Mezzo. Ariel’s friend; strong belt, comedic timing, and dance required.
Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-70. Townspeople, and students; need strong character people (all age ranges) for many roles (listed below); teenage through adults; chorus singing, dancing parts; all teens dance, and 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
High School Students