Kensington Theatre Company is proud to present Footloose!
Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes! Footloose will be directed by Toni Butler and accompanied by a live band directed by Michelle Willis. Derek Wayman will be the musical director and Kayla Bounous will choreograph.
- Auditions: April 25, 7-10p
- Dance Auditions for “Teens”: April 27, 7-9p. Anyone wishing to be a “teen” must come to this dance audition for the entire time. Learn this dance before April 27.
- Call Backs: April 28, 4p-10p
- Possible 2nd Call Backs: April 29, 8a-1p
- Ages: 16+ (must be going into your junior year of high school 2023-2023 or older)
- Ages: 8-15 may not audition, but if your parent is cast, you may be considered for the cast without an audition.
- Prepare for First Audition on April 25: 16 bars from a pop musical (an accompanist will be provided), fill out this Audition Form, and sign up for an audition time (you will will do this while filling out the Audition Form.)
- Rehearsals: Generally rehearsal will be M-Th, 6-10p and Saturdays, 8a-5p. The amount of rehearsals you will have will depend on the role you are cast in. Rehearsals will begin May 1. There will be no rehearsals May 26-29, May 31, and June 1.
- Performances: June 16, 17, 19, 23, and 26 at 7:30p and June 24 at 1p
If links to the forms and dance video don’t work in here, please visit us at our website kensingtontheatre.org.
REN MCCORMACK – Tenor. Leading role, singer, dancer, roller skater. A charismatic teenage boy from Chicago. Lately though, his fun-loving attitude has taken on a tone of desperation. He is trying too hard to convince the world, and himself, that his father’s desertion hasn’t wounded him as deeply as it has. It’s a journey from boyhood to maturity. Range: Middle D to high C. Age – appearing as a high school senior
ARIEL MOORE – Mezzo-Soprano. Leading role, singer, dancer. Shaw and Vi’s daughter. Ariel is smart. She understands the rules of the different worlds she moves between and, she plays her part brilliantly in each situation. Ariel loves to laugh; with Chuck, her girlfriends, and eventually, even with Ren. This is 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. Age – appearing as a high school senior
WILLARD HEWITT – Tenor. 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 innocent and giddy discovery of the new worlds that Ren opens up to him. “Learns” to dance. Age – appearing as a high school senior
RUSTY – Soprano. 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. Age – appearing as a high school senior
WENDY JO– Mezzo-Soprano. Ariel’s friend. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Age – appearing as a high school senior
URLEEN – Soprano. Ariel’s friend. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Age – appearing as a high school senior
CHUCK CRANSTON – Tenor. Ariel’s boy friend. Local “bad boy”. Charismatic and he knows how to use it to get his way. Age – appearing as a high school senior
LYLE, TRAVIS – Tenors. Chuck’s friends/goonies – Sing strong 3-part harmony – Age – appearing as a high school junior / senior
JETER, BICKLE, GARVIN – Tenor/Baritone. Friends of Willard, Sing 3-part harmony. Age – appearing as a high school junior / senior
REVEREND SHAW MOORE – Baritone. Lead adult character, strong singer. – The minister of Bomont County and father of a teenage girl, Ariel. The secret to the character of Reverend Moore is that he is charismatic and even a little charming. Shaw has a quick mind, a loving heart, and a sense of humor which endear him to his congregation. While trying to be strong for so many people, he continues to mourn the death of his son; the one person he could not save. Only Ariel and Vi, and eventually Ren, get a glimpse of this private anguish and the flashes of frustration and temper that arise from that. Age – Looks 40-50
VI MOORE – Mezzo-Soprano. Reverend Shaw’s wife. Despite the loss of her son and the strained relationship with her husband, Vi fully understands what kind of unflagging good humor she must display in order to keep her household, and her husband’s congregation, running smoothly. With her plucky irreverence, she gives us a glimpse of what life with Shaw was like before the tragedy, when theirs was a marriage both passionate and playful. Age – Looks 40-50
ETHEL MCCORMACK – Mezzo-Soprano. Ren’s mother. She is where Ren gets his intelligence, his resilience, and his sense of humor. It’s hard for Ethel to be living in her sister’s home and abiding by her brother-in-law’s rules. However, she never succumbs to the pathos of her situation. After all, she has to be strong for Ren. Their mutual loss (the walking-out of her husband/Ren’s father) has brought them closer together. They share a teasing, good-natured relationship. Age – 40-50
BETTY – Spoken Role. Comedic character role. Must be able to roller-skate safely. Age – 20-50
COWBOY BOB – Baritone. Cowboy hat, boots, and an attitude. Thinks of himself as the only “real man” in the room. Age – 20-50
LULU WARNICKER – Spoken Role. Ren’s Aunt, married to WES. Age – 40-50
WES WARNICKER – Spoken Role. Ren’s uncle, married to LULU. Age – 40-50
COACH ROGER DUNBAR – Spoken Role. Age – 25-50
ELEANOR DUNBAR – Spoken Role. Age – 35-50
PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK – Spoken Role. Principal of Bomont High School, enforcer of rules. Age – 30-50
COP – Spoken Role. Age – Open
TOWN ENSEMBLE – 3, 4, & 6-part harmony singers – ability to dance a plus, but not required. 20-60 (Children 8-15 may be cast if their parent is cast, they may not audition.)
FEATURED TEEN DANCE ENSEMBLE – Several big dance numbers in show – any combination of the following skills are a plus: acrobatics, gymnastics, break-dancing, line-dancing, leaps. Age –16+ (must be going into your junior year in 2023-2024) and look like a teen.
TEEN ENSEMBLE – Several big dance numbers in show – Age –16+ (must be going into your junior year in 2023-2024)