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"Footloose" - Open Call - Knoxville, TN

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1606814
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Knoxville, TN - 37919
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
12-9-2019
Audition Date
1-4-2020
Expiration Date
1-3-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Atlanta, GA | Nashville, TN

Audition Description

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.


There are two "pools" of characters in this show: the "teens," and the "adults" or parents of the teens. The teens will need to do a dance audition; the adults will not. See below for links to the dance demo and instruction videos. If you are going for a specific role, you are encouraged to go ahead and sing the callback cut to save all of us time. If you are not going for any specific role and want to be considered for anything, teens should sing 16-32 bars of a pop song, and adults should sing 16-32 bars of a Broadway song. Bring sheet music with you with clearly marked cuts. An accompanist will be provided.

  • Role #1 - Ren McCormack

    Witty, full of energy, goes from being feisty and flippant to fully exploring his emotions as he journeys from boyhood to maturity. Sing beginning (including intro) through dance break of m. 34 in "I Can't Stand Still" for audition. Show us as much dance as you can in the breaks. For callbacks, sing m. 32-48 of "Almost Paradise" with Ariel potentials.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #2 - Ariel Moore

    Mezzo-Pop. Smart. Completely aware of how to behave in front of her father and how differently to behave with her friends; dreams of getting out of the "small town" prison she's in; passionate, explosive, and thrill-seeking. Role requires strong belt, must be a strong singer/dancer. Sing m. 73-94 of "Holding out for a Hero." If called back, sing m. 32-48 of "Almost Paradise"
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #3 - Reverend Shaw Moore

    Baritone. charismatic and charming. Shaw has a quick mind, a loving heart, and a sense of humor, all of which endear him to his congregation. While trying to be strong for so many people, however, he continues to mourn the death of his son – the one person he could not save. Sing m. 26-end of "Heaven Help Me" and the short reprise of #17, "Can You Find It In Your Heart?"
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 55
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #4 - Vi Moore

    Soprano. Despite the loss of her son and the strained relationship with her husband, Vi fully understands what kind of unflagging good humor she must display in order to keep her household – and her husband's congregation – running smoothly. And with her plucky irreverence, she gives us a glimpse of what life with Shaw was like before the tragedy, when theirs was a marriage both passionate and playful. Sing M. 31-45 of "Can You Find it in Your Heart?"
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #5 - Willard Hewitt

    Tenor. A simple country boy with quick fists, which are his defense against a world he has trouble comprehending; a great friend to Ren, and totally in love with Rusty, but slow to show it. Great comic timing and dance a must. Sing m. 65-end of "Mama Says." Note that there are differences between the music and album. Go by music.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 16 - 22
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Great soprano/pop voice. Ariel's friend; a bit scatterbrained, sweet, fun, knows everything about everything; She truly believes that she and Willard are meant to be together, but they are so inept about expressing themselves that it takes Ren – and a little time on the dance floor – to ultimately bring that about ; role requires strong belt, strong comedic timing and dance. Sing m. 52-79 of "Let's Hear It For The Boy." Stick with top Rusty line. If called back, sing m. 65-87 of "Holding Out for A Hero." Harmonies will be assigned.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #7 - Ethel McCormack

    Soprano. Clearly, Ren gets his intelligence, resilience, and humor from his mom. It's hard for Ethel to be living in his sister's home, and abiding by her brother-in-law's rules, but she never succumbs to the pathos of her situation. Their mutual loss has brought them closer together, and they share a teasing, good-natured relationship. Sing m. 3-17 as a solo of "Learning to be Silent." Change "Please, Vi" to "Please Try." Sing both Vi & Ethel lyrics.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 50
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #8 - Chuck Cranston

    Tenor. The local bad boy/bully and Ariel's boyfriend. Sing m. 47-80 of "The Girl Get's Around" beginning with "Well, she'd like you…."
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #9 - Urleen

    Mezzo/Alto. Ariel's friend. Requires strong belt, comedic timing, and dance. Sing m. 91-111 of "Somebody's Eyes" as a solo (top notes in m. 101-106).
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #10 - Wendy Jo

    Mezzo. Ariel's friend; strong belt, comedic timing, and dance required. Sing M. 8-31 of "Somebody's Eyes" as a solo (singing top line)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #11 - Ensembles

    All teens dance. Adult townspeople have general movement. The following roles all double in either the "teen" or "adult" ensemble.
    Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 65
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #12 - Principal Harry Clar

    Principal of Bomont High School.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 60
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #13 - Wes Warnicker

    Ren's Uncle.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 55
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #14 - Coach Roger Dunbar

    Wrestling Coach and gym teacher at the high school.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 55
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #15 - Cowboy Bob

    Singer at the Bar-B-Que restaurant/bar. Hits on Rusty. Should look older than teens.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 35
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #16 - Lyle & Travis

    Buddies of Chuck. Looking for strong back- up singers who can sing harmonies and dance.
    Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 16 - 22
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #17 - Bickle

    Ren's buddy. Looking for strong back up singers who can sing harmonies and dance.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 16 - 22
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #18 - Jeeter

    Ren's buddy. Looking for strong back up singers who can sing harmonies and dance.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 16 - 22
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #19 - Garvin

    Ren's buddy. Looking for strong back up singers who can sing harmonies and dance.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 16 - 22
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #20 - Lulu Warnicker

    Ren's aunt and sister to Ethel.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 55
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #21 - Betty Blast

    Owner of the Burger Blast. Roller skates in her hilarious scene.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 55
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020
  • Role #22 - Eleanor Dunbar

    Roger's Wife and friend to the Moore family.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 55
    Expiration Date: Jan 3, 2020

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