September 22, 2018

Footloose – The Musical Auditions

SEP 27 – OCT 3 (5pm – 9PM)

Open Call Sep 29
Director: Daniel Schmidt
All are welcome
Location: Arts in CT, 64 Ridge St, Milford, CT 06460
Ph:(203) 936 8567
www.artsinct.org/footloose
Entrance: Bus Ramp

All Age Musical-Footloose

Some important dates:

Actors Workshop: Saturdays,October 5-Dec 14. 10am-2pm
Auditions:  September 27-Oct 3 with Open Call Sep 29 9am-12pm

RSVP for timeslots on weekdays from 5pm-8pm
Production Week: December 10-14
Performances: December 15- 7pm

Where-Arts in CT, 64 Ridge St, Milford, CT 06460

Directions- sing 16-32 bars of song in the style of the show. Perform a one-minute monologue.

Dance-prepare a dance piece to show your style of dance in jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap or hip hop.

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

THE CHARACTERS
Ren McCormack
Ren is seen as a young rebel always getting into trouble, but at heart he is an energetic young man who is
dealing with the pain of his father’s absence. He emotes this pain through his quirky sarcasm and by dancing.
Reverend Shaw Moore
Reverend Moore is the most powerful figure in Beaumont. He is a stern, strict, solemn man with a booming
voice who runs the town with an iron fist. However he also has a tender side and is struggling with the loss
of his son.
Ariel Moore
She is the preacher’s daughter. At first glimpse it would appear that she is the perfect girl; beautiful, perky,
energetic. But look closer and you will find that she is her father’s worst nightmare. She is energetic, strong
willed, sharp tongued, and aware of her sensuality.
Vi Moore
The strong-willed preacher’s wife who holds the moral fiber of Beaumont in her upright stance. She feels she
is losing her husband and daughter and doesn’t know what to do. She ultimately is responsible for holding
her family together after its terrible loss.
Rusty
Ariel’s friend. Comedic. A bit of a ditz but knows everything about everybody.
Willard Hewitt
A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big crush. He quickly befriends Ren and shows him the
rules and regulations of living in Beaumont.
Ethel McCormack
Ren’s mother. She is a strong willed, outspoken single parent who would do anything for her son.
Chuck Cranston
A motorcycle riding, foul mouthed, leather wearing, trailer park product who takes one look at Ren and
realizes that there’s only room for one bad boy in this town. He is dating the one girl that Ren obviously has a
crush on, Ariel.
Urleen
Ariel’s friend. The smart one of the group.
Wendy Jo
Ariel’s friend. Doesn’t say much but sure knows a lot about Beaumont and the town rules.
Lyle, Travis
Chuck’s friends.
Bickle, Garvin
Willard’s country friends.
Various townspeople, parents and teenagers. You will play the same character throughout the play EXCEPT for the
opening of Act Two, when you will be the patrons of a country-western bar outside of town.