Thanks to everyone who signed up to participate in our 2017 Workshop production of Footloose!
Wondering what character in our show would be the right one for your audition? Here are descriptions of the roles we need to fill.
We handle things a little differently for our Workshop and our Junior Program. Since our older actors tend to be more experienced, we let them prepare outside of auditions, and they come in having worked on a song themselves beforehand. Realizing our Junior actors may never have auditioned before, we will hold the actors’ hands a little more during the process and give them a little extra time, helping them a little bit more on the day of auditions. (Information for Aladdin, Jr., auditions will be posted as we get closer to the start of the program.)
Generally speaking, actors should come to auditions having decided on a song they want to perform and ready to sing (you may audition for more than one character and perform more than one song, but note that time for individual singing auditions is limited). If this is your first time auditioning, please know that there will not be any time to learn or practice the music during Workshop auditions. Actors should be ready to sing when they are called in for their turn. (With the exception of Camp auditions, as mentioned above.)
If you have questions about the audition process, feel free to contact us or ask on our Facebook page so everyone else can see the answer, too. Remember… casting for TPTC’s summer programs is just to determine roles. Everyone who signs up for either program gets in and gets to perform in our shows, no matter their prior acting experience!
When deciding what song to sing, you should pick the piece you feel most comfortable with and that you can do best. Note that for initial auditions, there will be specific songs for certain lead characters (see character descriptions below), but if you would like to try out for a different role just go ahead and pick the song that’s the most comfortable for you! When we get to callbacks, actors may be asked to sing different songs depending on whether we’re considering them for a particular character.
Regardless of the character you think you would like to play, our initial auditions will ask you to sing one of the following songs (your choice):
SONGS (Click on each link for PDF of sheet music or online audio of song)
Ren McCormack (male, lead, tenor, with falsetto extension) – teenage boy from Chicago
Ren audition song – I Can’t Stand Still
Ethel McCormack – Ren’s mother
Reverend Shaw Moore (male, lead, baritone) – the minister of Bomont
Reverend More audition song – Heaven Help Me
Vi Moore (female, supporting, mezzo-soprano) – his wife
Vi audition song – Holding Out for a Hero
Ariel Moore (female, lead, mezzo-soprano) – their teenage daughter
Ariel audition song – Holding Out for a Hero
Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s aunt
Wes Warnicker – her husband
Coach Roger Dunbar – the high school gym teacher
Eleanor Dunbar – his wife
Rusty (female, supporting, soprano) – Ariel’s best friend
Rusty audition song – Let’s Hear it for the Boy
Urleen – Ariel’s friend
Wendy Jo – Ariel’s friend
Chuck Cranston – Ariel’s boyfriend
Lyle – Chuck’s buddy
Travis – Chuck’s buddy
Betty Blast – the owner of The Burger Blast
Willard Hewitt (male, supporting, tenor) – Ren’s friend, a country boy
Willard audition song – Mama Says
Principal Harry Clark
Jeter – Ren’s friend
Bickle – Ren’s friend
Garvin – Ren’s friend
Cowboy Bob – the lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que
Cowboy Bob’s Band
Townspeople and High School Students
– Click to download PDFPick the one you feel most comfortable with, but always good to know more than one!
If you haven’t yet, sign up for an audition time slot to let us know when you’re coming!