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Young Talent Wanted for "Footloose" Singing Audition

Salem, OR, United States
ID: 571287Exp: 7/20/2024
Description:

Young talent is wanted for the singing audition for "Footloose". Please see the details below. About the project: Footloose follows the journey of Ren McCormack, a young high schooler from Chicago. After his father’s departure, Ren and his mother move to the modest town of Bomont. Ren quickly finds himself grappling with the community and the Reverend Moore, who — unbelievably — has convinced its citizens to ban any form of dancing. It’s a policy Ren can’t understand. Along with Ariel, the Reverend’s daughter, and Willard, a local boy who becomes his closest confidant, Ren eventually persuades the Reverend to allow the town’s youths to dance again. Because of Ren’s efforts, the town undergoes a tremendous healing process, recovering from a tragedy that had deeply impacted all its residents. Additional info: For Vocal: - Please prepare to sing a pop song from the 80s or a song from a Broadway musical other than Footloose that is similar in style (e.g., Rock of Ages, Heathers, Hair, etc.) that best fits and showcases your vocal range and reflects the roles you are interested in being considered for. Limit your selection to 32 bars — about 1 minute. - An accompanist will be available, or you may provide your own. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. - Using a smartphone recording of your accompaniment is OK. A Bluetooth speaker will be available at auditions. - Absolutely no A Cappella singing or duet/ensemble singing will be allowed. Please see the attachment for details. If you are interested please apply.

15 roles

Ren McCormackMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Lead character, a teenager from Chicago. Fun, quick-witted and loves to dance. Outgoing personality. Ethel’s son. Dances well, athletic skills a plus. Vocal Range: Middle D to high C, has solos, a duet with Ariel and sings harmony.

Ariel MooreFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Lead character – Shaw and Vi’s daughter. Rebellious for a reverend’s daughter; think Rizzo in Grease, but more mischievous than negative. Sings and dances very well. Vocal range: Requires a D with some soul-ish singing. Ability for vocal improvisation a plus.

RustyFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ariel’s friend. Several lines, some dancing. Sings 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines. Vocal range: requires singing an F and low A

WendyFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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.

UrleenFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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 CranstonMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ariel’s boyfriend. A local “bad boy”. Doesn’t like Ren. Sings fairly well. Vocal Range: Sings B with lots of A’s & G’s; sings with Ariel and with male backup.

LyleMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Chuck’s friend, with a few lines, some dancing and sings strong 3-part harmony. Vocal Range: G, G# to A & B.

TravisMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Chuck’s friend. A few lines, some dancing and sings strong 3-part harmony. Vocal range: G, G#, A & B.

Willard HewittMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Big guy, short temper, loves his mama. Befriended by Ren. Many lines. “Learns” to dance. Sings solo and 3-part harmony

JeterMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Friend of Willard, some lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

BickleMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Friend of Willard, some lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

GarvinMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Friend of Willard, some lines, sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.

CopBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A few lines, a non-singing, non-dancing role.

TownspeopleBoth genders14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Must be able to sing and dance.

High school studentBoth genders14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Must be able to sing and dance.