Audition Notice – FOOTLOOSE at Plaza Theatre Company

Audition Information for FOOTLOOSE at Plaza Theatre Company

Available first audition dates: April 23rd or 24th, 2012

Call backs will be held Saturday April 28th from 9am to 1pm

Auditions held at the Plaza Academy Fine Arts & Dance Studio at 221 S. Mill St., Cleburne, TX

Directed by JaceSon & Tina Barrus

AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED:

Click to make an appointment: http://www.appointmentquest.com/provider/2040169233?schedule=footlooseauditions

Plaza Theatre Company pleased to announce auditions for it’s upcoming production of FOOTLOOSE. The open audition is being held at Plaza Theatre Company to cast the show on April 23rd and 24th, 2012 . Auditions are by appointment only. A Call-back audition will be held on .

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Based on the smash movie sensation by the same name, Footloose is the story of a young man from Chicago named Ren forced to move with his mother to a puritanical, small town after his father abandons the family. To Ren’s shock and amazement, dancing and rock ‘n’ roll are forbidden. Through tenacity and clever use of the Bible, Ren manages to convince the local minister Reverand Moore to let the town’s high schoolers dance again. Featuring songs from the original movie like, “I Need A Hero”, “Almost Paradise” and of course “Footloose” – Footloose is a toe-tappin’, hand-clappin’ good time the whole family will love.

Book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Music is by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford (with additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins)
Directed by JaceSon and Tina Barrus

ABOUT THE THEATRE:

Plaza Theatre Company is a 158 seat theatre-in-the-round located at 111 S. Main in Cleburne, TX. The Company produces 10 shows a year usually in the style of family-friendly comedies and musicals. PlazaCo opened in November of 2006 and is currently producing it’s 52nd show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 35 Column Awards including winning “Best Musical” in 2009 and 2010 in addition to recently being named “Best Theatre Group” by the WFAA A-List for 2011. Further information about PlazaCo is available by visiting www.plaza-theatre.com

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Those who choose to audition are asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of a showtune in the style of the show. An accompanist or CD player will be provided but each auditioner will be asked to provide their own sheet music or CD. A brief cold reading will also be required at the initial audition.

If asked for callback, a brief dance combination will be taught so please wear clothes that are comfortable to move in. A head shot and resume are requested.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION:

FOOTLOOSE will open at Plaza Theatre Company on June 29th and play through August 4th, 2012. The show plays every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm with Saturday matinees at 3pm. Double casting of some roles MAY be available to accommodate scheduling.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: (The roles of Shaw and Vi Moore have been pre-cast)

Ren McCormack – A teenage boy from Chicago (tenor)

Ethel McCormack – His mother (mezzo)

Reverend Shaw Moore – The minister of Beaumont (baritone)

Vi Moore – His wife (mezzo)

Ariel Moore – Their daughter (mezzo)

Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s aunt

Wes Warnicker – Her husband

Coach Roger Dunbar – The high school gym teacher

Eleanor Dunbar – His wife

Rusty – Ariel’s best friend (mezzo)

Urleen – Ariel’s friend (mezzo)

Wendy Jo – Ariel’s friend (mezzo)

Chuck Cranston – Ariel’s boyfriend (tenor)

Lyle – Chuck’s buddy (tenor)

Travis – Chuck’s buddy (baritone)

A Cop

Betty Blast – owner of the Burger Blast

Willard Hewitt – Ren’s friend, a country boy (baritone/tenor)

Principal Harry Clark – Principal of the high school

Jeter – Ren’s friend (tenor)

Bickle – Ren’s friend (tenor)

Garvin – Ren’s friend (baritone)

Irene – Lead singer for her band, the Country Kickers (mezzo)

Cowboy Bob – A cowboy in a country western dance hall

Choir, Parishioners, Townspeople, High School Students, and Country Western Couples

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