2022 Summer Mainstage Musical Production

FOOTLOOSE, the musical
Presented by Service Credit Union

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

The Festival’s summer production will be directed by Tom Alsip, Director of the Musical Theatre Program for the University of New Hampshire Theater Department. This will be Alsip’s first summer in the park and he will be joined by Festival favorites, choreographer Mary Beth Marino and Music Director Kathy Fink. 

Rehearsals begin mid-May 2022
Performances June 24th through August 14th, 2022 (Thursdays through Sundays generally)

Virtual Callbacks now under way!
Thank you to all who auditioned. 
CALLBACK LISTlist of those performers asked to submit a callback video. 
CALLBACK MATERIALS

Please complete all components of the callback and submit one video to auditions@prescottpark.org with your name and ‘callback’ in the subject line. (ie: Ariana DeBose- Callback).

Please submit your video no later than March 31st at 9pm EST.

ACTING CALLBACK 

 

DANCE CALLBACK 

Callback Combo 

 

MUSIC CALLBACK 

Callback Tracks and Sheet Music

Please review these notes from Music Director, Kathy Fink before preparing and submitting your callback video.

Heaven Help Me Sheet Music (Reverend Shaw Moore)
Holding Out for a Hero Sheet Music (Ariel/ Urleen/ Wendy Jo)
On Any Sunday Sheet Music (Reverend Shaw Moore)

* If your initial audition was through the New England Theatre Conference (NETC), please fill out our Audition Form as well.


COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Prescott Park Arts Festival is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deeply embedded in its mission, the Festival seeks to ensure the arts are accessible to all, from the audience to the stage.

We seek a broad spectrum of actors to tell our stories from the stage. As such, we embrace and encourage applicants with the following identities to apply: Black, local Indigenous, people of color and people with intersecting identities including LGBTQIA+, women and non-binary people, people living with disabilities, and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities.

Auditions and interviews will be conducted in a way that honors differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make the Festival family unique.

Stipend available. Housing assistance for out of state candidates is available on a limited basis.

COVID PROTOCOLS

To ensure the safety of our cast and production team, as well as our audiences, we will follow all CDC and NH state guidelines, throughout the production period. All actors and production staff must be fully vaccinated by May 1, 2022 and provide proof of vaccination.


PLAY SYNOPSIS

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local reverend, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. 

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.


AVAILABLE ROLES (actors ages 16-70): 

Please note we are looking for particularly strong combination actors/singers/dancers 

PRINCIPALS

Ren McCormack (Lead): Male-identifying, 18-25. Tenor. Energetic, emotional, rebellious, likable; emotes his pain through quirky sarcasm and dance; strong dancer. 

Reverend Shaw Moore (Lead): Male-identifying, 35-55. Baritone. The powerful, traditional local church leader; strict, stern, and solemn, still struggling with the death of his son. 

Ariel Moore (Lead): Female-identifying, 18-25. Mezzo-Pop. Smart, a bit of a bad girl with an edge, sweet, the rebellious minister’s daughter; role requires strong belt, must be a strong singer/dancer. 

Vi Moore (Supporting): Female-identifying, 30-50. Soprano. Reverend Moore’s loving, supportive, resilient wife. 

Rusty (Supporting): Female-identifying, 18-25. Great soprano/pop voice. Ariel’s friend; a bit scatterbrained, sweet, fun, knows everything about everything; role requires strong belt, strong comedic timing.

Willard Hewitt (Supporting): Male-identifying, 18-25. Tenor. A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big smile; comedic timing and dance a must.

Ethel McCormack (Supporting): Female-identifying, 35-45. Soprano. Ren’s mother; had a tough go, just trying to make it. Would do anything for her son. 

Chuck Cranston (Supporting): Male-identifying, 18-25. Tenor. The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend. 

Urleen (Supporting): Female-identifying, 18+. Mezzo/Alto. Ariel’s friend; the smart one of the group; role requires strong belt, comedic timing, and dance. 

Wendy Jo (Supporting): Female-identifying, 18-25. Mezzo. Ariel’s friend; strong belt, comedic timing, and dance required. 

ENSEMBLE (Chorus/Ensemble): Any gender identity, ages (16-70). Townspeople, students; need strong character people (all age ranges) for many roles (listed below); teenage through adults; chorus singing, dancing parts; all teens dance, all adults dance at the prom. 

Please note that actors in the Ensemble may play multiple roles. 

Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s aunt Travis – Chuck’s buddy Bickle – Ren’s friend

Wes Warnicker – Lulu’s husband Principal Harry Clark Garvin – Ren’s friend

Coach Roger Dubbar – Gym teacher Betty Blast – Owner of Cowboy Bob/Cop

Eleanor Dunbar – Roger’s Wife     the Burger Blast High School Students

Lyle – Chuck’s buddy Jeter – Ren’s friend

Thank you!
If you have any questions, please contact auditions@prescottpark.org.

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