Footloose auditions are Sunday, April 6, at 3 pm and Monday, April 7 at 7 pm at Putnam County Playhouse. Those auditioning should COME PREPARED TO SING A SONG alone and dance in groups. If you need someone to help you with an audition song, ask your music/choir/band teacher or a private voice coach. You can sing "Happy Birthday", but PREPARED people should have a song. An accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music if you can. Keep it short and make it loud. If we can't hear you, the audience can't either.
Footloose is one of my favorite movies. If you have never seen the stage production, check out local theaters and try to see it before auditions. There are some differences in the characters and additional songs in the stage version that you will want to be aware of. A CD of the Broadway cast album will be more helpful to you than the movie soundtrack.
We need strong dancers, so if you feel that dancing is a weak area for you, I suggest you get into jazz or hip hop class for a few months so you will feel better prepared. There is A LOT OF DANCING IN THIS SHOW! Also, we need a few people who can roller skate. The main character "Ren" will need to roller skate as well. We will need a FEW younger children for scenes in Church and townspeople. Depending on how old "Tweens" look, I may use some that can dance for chorus. My main thing...BE PREPARED...wear comforable clothes for the dance audition and proper shoes! See you in April!