Footloose- NYC Open Singers Call, January 9th
Miami, FL 33126
Norwegian Cruise Line is thrilled to announce a revamped and re-imagined production of FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL – grittier and sexier, this production features all new choreography and orchestrations.
Forced to move from his beloved Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack is in shock when he discovers the small town he now calls home has banned dancing and made rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to stir things up and make change. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt, and defiant teen Ariel Moore, he might loosen up this conservative town and help it heal from a tragedy that affected everyone. But Ariel’s influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore stands in the way.
Select characters and all dancers will also perform in ELEMENTS, created and choreographed by Patti Wilcox. All ethnicities encouraged.
[REN MCCORMACK]Male, able to portray High School student, Tenor – Strong-willed, rebellious and full of teenage hormonal aggression. Raised in liberal Chicago and suddenly finds himself in the conservative mid-west. Copes with these new, oppressive surroundings with a wry sense of humor.
[ARIEL MOORE]Female, able to portray High School student, Mezzo – Small town girl fighting to break out. Strong, smart and maybe a bit angsty, she is always finding ways to rebel against her father, who tries to keep her under lock and key.
[REVEREND SHAW MOORE]Male, able to portray 40’s-early 50s, Baritone – Spiritual leader and a powerful influence in the town. Deals with the loss of his son through overzealous piety. This causes a rift with his daughter Ariel, who is openly rebelling against him. Has unknowingly fallen into a pious trap, but is ultimately trying to do the right thing…
[WILLARD HEWITT]Male, able to portray High School student, Bari-Tenor – The village puppy-dog. Loyal and a little dim, but ready to defend anyone’s honor. Shy around girls.
[VI MOORE]Female, able to portray 40’s-early 50s, Mezzo – Rev. Moore’s wife. Living in her husband’s shadow, though silently powerful. Ultimately, she finds her voice and becomes the agent of change for her husband.
[ETHEL MCCORMACK]Female, able to portray 40’s, Mezzo – Ren’s Mother. Dealing with the fallout from her divorce, and finding herself in a very different place than Chicago. Strong-willed, but now in a place where she’s constantly being told to be quiet. Protective of her son and her values, but unable to break free of her circumstances. For vocal auditions, Ethel should prepare a musical theater song of their choice in the style of the show.
[CHUCK CRANSTON]Male, able to portray High School student, Tenor – Ariel’s boyfriend. The town bad boy. Demanding, possessive and jealous… the definition of toxic masculinity. The actor portraying Chuck will also be in ELEMENTS.
[URLEEN/WENDY JO]Female, able to portray High School student, Mezzo – Ariel’s friends. The actor portraying Urleen/Wendy Jo will also be in ELEMENTS.
[LYLE/TRAVIS/GARVIN]Male, able to portray High School students, Vocal range may vary – Chuck’s Friends. Badasses. Too cool for school. These are the guys you went to High School with who are now in jail… The actors portraying these roles will also be in ELEMENTS. Should be strong/technically trained dancers and attend the dance call.
[JETER/BICKLE]Male, able to portray High School students, Vocal range may vary – Willard’s Friends. A little dopey, but fiercely loyal. Fun-loving, but ready for a fight, if it’s for the right cause. The actors portraying these roles will also be in ELEMENTS. Should be strong/technically trained dancers and attend the dance call.
[COACH DUNBAR]Male, able to portray late 30’s, range may vary – Small town coach. Brutish rule maker – has no patience for questions. Thinks he’s a big shot. The actor portraying Coach Dunbar will also be in ELEMENTS.
[WES WARNICKER / PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK]Male, able to portray 40’s-early 50s, Vocal range may vary – Ethel’s Brother in-Law. A small town man with small town values. Doesn’t understand the rebellious teenager who now lives in his home and tries in vain to keep him in line.
[LULU WARNICKER / BETTY BLAST]Female, able to portray 40’s-early 50s, Vocal range may vary – Ethel’s Sister. Housewife. Does what she’s told and doesn’t ask questions. It makes her a little loopy. For vocal auditions, Lulu/Betty should prepare a musical theater song of their choice in the style of the show.
[COWBOY BOB]Male, able to portray late 20’s, Bari-Tenor – Lead singer of a country rock band. Handsome and charismatic, with a healthy helping of musician smarm. The actor portraying Cowboy Bob will also be in ELEMENTS.
February 17, 2019 – October 8, 2019
Ensemble-$900/wk, Principal- $1,000/wk
February 17, 2019 – October 8, 2019
January 9, 2019 at 10:00AM – 10:00am-3:00pm
Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, NYC
WHAT TO PREPARE
If you are auditioning for a high school character, please prepare 32 bars of a pop/rock song in the style of the show. If you would like to be considered for an adult character, please prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song of your choice.