30 Under 30

ACT's 30 Under 30 is a summer program that brings together youth 30 and under to develop theatre skills, be mentored by local artists, and produce a show. It is dedicated to celebrating Windsor-Essex County’s artistic talent under the age of 30. This program helps young artists as they look for ways to continue to showcase their talent both during and post education. The 2019 30 Under 30 production will be Footloose The Musical. Auditions May 2019, show dates September 6 - 15, 2019.

FOOTLOOSE AUDITIONS NOTICE

Music by Tom Snow | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie | Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford | Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Seeking Actors, Dancers and singers from all cultural backgrounds to audition to be part of THE FOOTLOOSE family. No prior theatre experience needed. For ages 30 and under.

Audition Dates (pick one):

Tuesday, May 21 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, May 22 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, May 26 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Call Backs:

Tuesday, May 28 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, May 29 7:00pm - 10:00pm (if needed)

Audition Preparation:

  • Artist Resume (or any resume will do)
  • Headshot
  • Prepare 2 songs, up to 32 bars, do NOT choose a song from Footloose. We will ask for you to sing acapella, there will be no accompanist unless you’d like to provide your own.
  • EVERYONE WELCOME. No experience necessary, everyone welcome. 

Please email info@actwindsor.com to book your audition time.

Rehearsals Start: July 2, 2019

Rehearsal Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church 330 City Hall Square W

Rehearsal Days: Sundays 2:30pm – 10:30pm, Mondays 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Tuesdays 6:30pm. – 10:30pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Show Dates:

September 6, 7, 13, & 14 at 8:00pm
September 8 & 15 at 2:00pm
The Capitol Theatre Windsor

Show Synopsis:

“Footloose” is a widely acclaimed play and film that is known worldwide. Footloose the musical has even been performed in many different places including Australia, The United Kingdom, The United States, and most spectacularly of all, on Broadway.

Ren McCormack comes back to his town to discover that they have made all rock music and dancing illegal. He tries to change his new home’s views on dancing and rock music while trying to fit in. One thing stands in his way however, a man named “Reverend Shaw Moore”. Can Ren change his town’s opinions on rock music and dancing?

Character 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.

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.

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.

RUSTY - ARIEL's friend. Several lines, some dancing. Sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines – has F and Low A. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines.

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.

WENDY - JO 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 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.

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.

LYLE - CHUCK's friend - A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing.

TRAVIS - CHUCK's friend - A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing.

JETER - Friend of WILLARD, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

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.

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

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

ETHEL MCCORMACK - REN's mother, has a duet with VI – mature vocal sound desired.

BETTY - Adult, comedic character roles, accent would be fun. Ability to roller-skate an asset.

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

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

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

COACH ROGER DUNBAR - Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well.

ELEANOR DUNBAR - Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well.

PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK - Principal of Boumont High School, enforcer of rules. Scene with REN & WILLARD. Not required to sing.

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.

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.

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