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.

music_notesWe 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!


FootlooseWhen 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)

PDF:  I Can’t Stand Still  Audio: YouTube

PDF:  Heaven Help Me  Audio: YouTube

PDF:  Holding Out for a Hero  Audio: YouTube

PDF: Let’s Hear it for the Boy  Audio: YouTube

PDF: Mama Says  Audio: YouTube


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

4eaddc966c690c38c9ff036eb1765043Rusty (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!




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