Auditions

AUDITIONS

The City of Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department and The Art Park Players will have open auditions for their production of FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Tuesday, May 3rd beginning at 7pm. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 5th. If invited to callbacks, you will be asked to sing, and read sides from the show. Callbacks, Rehearsals and Performances will be held at the Theatre/Courts Building at 1302 Center Street, Deer Park, TX 77536.


FOOTLOOSE will be directed by Susan Mele, musical direction Brandon Tanner, choreography by Ryan Baker, associate choreographer Margo Staley, and technical direction by Joe Piper.

It’s time to cut loose!  Life in small town Bomont is peaceful but the townspeople live in the shadow of a tragedy and dancing is banned. That is until city boy, Ren McCormack arrives and shakes up the status quo, reminding us all:  It’s no sin just being young.  This feel good musical will have you dancing in your seats and will leave you feeling Footloose and fancy free.

Performances Dates:

FOOTLOOSE - July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23

Friday and Saturday Performances are at 8pm and Sunday Performances are at 2pm.

 

Rehearsals will begin on or around May 23th and are traditionally Mondays through Thursdays, and Saturdays. Subject to change. There will be no Sunday rehearsals.

To be considered for all roles, you must be able to commit to all rehearsals during the tech weeks June 27th - through opening night on July 8th.

 

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. There will be NO accompanist. You must bring a CD with accompaniment, or have a digital file (flash drive/or mobile) provided it is edited and cued correctly. A résumé and 8”×10” headshot is requested, but not required.

Please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as all who audition will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination. 

Bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the creative team and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed.


ROLES TO BE CAST: (ALL ROLES ARE NON-PAID)

FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Cast Breakdown 

REN McCORMACK - Teenager from Chicago, fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, out-going personality. ETHEL's son. Vocal Range: Middle D to high C, has solos, has duet with ARIEL & harmony. Dances well, athletic skills a plus. Age - appearing as a high school senior

ARIEL MOORE - SHAW & VI's daughter. Sings and dances well. Vocal range requires a D with some soulish singing, ability for vocal improvisation a plus. Rebellious for a Reverend's daughter, like Rizzo in Grease, but more mischievous than negative. Dances very well. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

WILLARD HEWITT - Big guy, short temper, loves his mama. Befriended by Ren. Many lines, sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines. "Learns" to dance. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

RUSTY - ARIEL's friend. Several lines, some dancing. Sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines – has F and Low A. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

WENDY - JO ARIEL's friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

URLEEN - ARIEL's friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

CHUCK CRANSTON - ARIEL's boyfriend. local "bad boy". Doesn't like Ren. Sings fairly well – has B with lots of A’s & G’s, sings with ARIEL with male back up. Age - appearing as a high school senior

LYLE - CHUCK's friend - A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

TRAVIS - CHUCK's friend - A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

JETER - Friend of WILLARD, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

BICKLE - Friend of WILLARD, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

GARVIN - Friend of WILLARD, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing. Age - appearing as a high school junior/senior

REVEREND SHAW MOORE - Lead adult character, strong singer. Bomont's religious leader, father to Ariel. Solos and has a duet with VI Age – late Thirties – 50

VI MOORE - SHAW's wife & ARIEL's mother. Has duet with ETHEL - – mature vocal sound desired. Age – late Thirties – 50

ETHEL McCORMACK - REN's mother, has a duet with VI – mature vocal sound desired. Age – late Thirties – 50

BETTY - Adult, comedic character roles, accent would be fun. Age – Thirties – mid-Fifties

COWBOY BOB - Cowboy hat, boots and an attitude. Thinks of himself as the only “real man” in the room. Sings Act 2 opening song Thirties – mid-Fifties

LULU WARNICKER - Ren's Aunt, married to WES. Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age – late Thirties – 50

WES WARNICKER - Ren's uncle, married to LULU. Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age – late Thirties – 50

COACH ROGER DUNBAR - Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age – late Thirties – 50

ELEANOR DUNBAR - Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. Age – late Thirties – 50

PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK - Principal of Bomont High School, enforcer of rules. Scene with REN & WILLARD. Not required to sing. Age – late Thirties – 50

COP/COUNTRY FIDDLER - A few lines, not required to sing or dance. Age - Open 

CHURCH CHOIR - 3-, 4- & 6-part harmony singers, both on & off stage - ability to dance a plus, but not required.

TEEN CHORUS/DANCERS Several big dance numbers in show - any combination of the following skills are a plus: acrobatics, gymnastics, break-dancing, line-dancing, leaps, splits. Ability to sing desired Age – 16+

Please email David Eck deck@deerparktx.org if you have any additional questions.