Rehearsals start in September 5th
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Performances October 20-29
Directed By Maureen Russell
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. This heartfelt story emerges as a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
These Characters will only be cast from the teens who sign up at our youth website and have paid their tuition. Everyone who signs up is in the show, auditions are for placement only.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Call Backs are Wednesday September 6th (if needed)
Please prepare 16-32 bars of musical theatre or pop that shows off your voice. You can bring sheet music or sing to a track.
Please choose a song that matches the contemporary style of the show.
A short dance combination will be taught-wear clothes you can move in.
Tuesday September 5th-singing and dancing auditions
Wednesday September 6th-callbacks-you may be asked to sing or read from the show.
REN MCCORMACK – A teenage boy from Chicago. Ideally, Ren must sing and dance – and he must also be witty (good comedic timing). Ren is a cut-up, a joker who enjoys a good time. Lately, though, his fun-loving attitude has taken on a tone of desperation, as he tries too hard to convince the world – and himself – that his father’s desertion hasn’t wounded him as deeply as it has.
ARIEL MOORE – Shaw and Vi’s daughter. Ariel is smart. She understands the rules of the different worlds she moves between and, in each situation, she plays her part brilliantly. When she’s in her father’s presence, for instance, she is buttoned-up and demure; with Chuck, she burns off all her unexpressed, explosive energy with raucous, thrill-seeking behavior. Ariel loves to laugh – with Chuck, her girlfriends and, eventually, with Ren. However her spirits are, quite often, her attempt to keep a lid on the grief she feels about her brother’s death and the loss of her once loving relationship with her father. Great singer.
RUSTY – Ariel’s best friend. Rusty may come off as sassy and self-assured, but, in many ways she is the most deeply romantic character in the story. She truly believes that she and Willard were meant to be together. However, they are so inept about expressing themselves, that it takes Ren – and a little time on the dance floor – to ultimately bring that about. Great singer and harmonies.
URLEEN – Ariel’s friend. Great singer and harmonies.
WENDY JO – Ariel’s friend. Great singer and harmonies.
CHUCK CRANSTON – Ariel’s boyfriend. He is controlling and expects everyone around him to do his bidding.
LYLE – Chuck’s buddy.
TRAVIS – Chuck’s buddy.
WILLARD HEWITT – Ren’s friend, a country boy. Willard is not dumb. He is a gentle soul with quick fists, which are his defense against a world that he often has trouble comprehending. Willard just hasn’t had anyone come along to puncture his macho belligerence – until Ren arrives. After that, the humor in the character of Willard derives from his gradual, innocent and giddy discovery of the new worlds that Ren opens up to him. Comic actor.
JETER – Ren’s friend.
BICKLE – Ren’s friend.
GARVIN – Ren’s friend.
BETTY BLAST – Waitress at The Burger Blast restaurant. Roller skates.
A COP (male or female) Does not put up with any disrespect-gives Ren a hard time.
COWBOY BOB / COWGIRL BOBBIE – Lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que restaurant and dance club.
COWBOY BOB’S BAND
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Rehearsals start September 23rd
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Performances November 10-19
Directed By Susan Gerardi
Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.
When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.
AladdinAladdin is the title character and therefore carries most of the show. You'll want your most charming, best singing and best acting student for the role. He'll need the versatility to play the funny, slick prankster as well as the romantic lead.
GenieGenie is the fast-talking, scene-stealing funny man. Your Genie doesn't need to be the strongest singer and dancer - the ability to do comedy is much more important. The comedic style of the animated Genie has carried over into this stage adaptation, but your actor shouldn't try to imitate the film. Cast a naturally funny actor that will make this character his or her own. If possible, casting a much smaller Genie than Aladdin will also make for a great sight gag.
JasmineJasmine should be cast as feisty and rebellious, yet genuinely sweet and somewhat naïve. Do not fall into the trap of letting her be too wishy-washy, nor too much of a brat. Jasmine is a future leader with strong opinions on how things should be done, and the audience needs to see this side of her, as well as the side that Aladdin falls for.
IagoIago is another great comedy role. Like the Genie, he or she need not be the strongest singer, but comedic skills are a must. Iago has several sarcastic jibes and asides. Make sure to work with your actor to stay in character during his or her audience asides. Ideally, this character is not in a parrot costume. Iago should be costumed to suggest a parrot, but should bring human characteristics to Jafar's sidekick.
JafarJafar is our villain. In order to portray this through casting, consider a taller boy with a changed voice. His songs will not only be more effective, but a deeper voice will help convey Jafar's menace. However, Jafar should be more of a caricature of classic evil villains than someone really scary. Jafar and Iago also share some comic moments, so cast accordingly.
SultanThe Sultan should be able to play a father figure convincingly. Although a bit scattered, he needs to be able to portray love and care for Jasmine. Solo singing is not required for this role.
NarratorsYour five Narrators can be any combination of boys and girls. All should be able to sing well and be able to speak clearly since they are responsible for setting scenes and advancing the plot. Comedic skills are a plus. Two of your Narrators may also be Magic Carpet puppeteers.
RazoulRazoul also need not be the strongest singer. Cast a student with good comedic skills who can carry a tune. Razoul should be played as highly incompetent - always making mistakes. Cast a student who can play the role a la The Three Stooges.
GuardsThe Guards, including Razoul, need not be the strongest singers. Cast students with good comedic skills who can carry a tune. The Guards and Razoul should be played as highly incompetent - always making mistakes. Cast students who can play the roles a la The Three Stooges.
EnsembleYour Ensemble consists of Townspeople, Shop Owners, a Baker, a Matron, Harem Girls, Visiting Princes, etc. They should be good actors who sing well, as they are featured in all of the production numbers. There are opportunities for many featured moments for your ensemble members.
Magic CarpetThe Magic Carpet works best when treated as a character in the show. Rather than a platform on wheels with no personality, having two actors puppeteer the carpet adds much more fun and creativity. Empower your two actors to work together to show how they would react emotionally to the action onstage. Details on how to create and manipulate the Magic Carpet follow in the "Props Suggestions" section.
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