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Auditions for Footloose at Fridley Community Theatre

Directed by Tom Larson
Musical Director Kathy Keeler
Choreographer Cindy Novy

Tuesday, April 23 from 5-8 pm
Thursday, April 25 from 5-8 pm
Saturday, April 27 – Callbacks starting at 2 pm if needed

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

The Rules

  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Headshots/resumes accepted, but not required. A photo will be taken at the time of auditions.
  • We do accept video submissions for those that cannot make auditions due to being away at college, etc. Please email if interested in sending in a video submission.
  • Actors of all experience levels and abilities are encouraged to audition. Diversity is encouraged. There are no speaking roles for individuals that are younger than high school age. No roles are paid.
  • You will be there for about an hour and a half from the beginning of your time slot.
  • Come prepared to move, wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Performance dates

  • July 19, 20, 25, 26 at 7 pm and July 27 at 2 pm.

What to Prepare

  • Bring your schedule with all possible conflicts between May 20th and July 27th.
  • Prepare 16 bars of music that best demonstrate your vocal range, skill and quality. You should bring clearly marked sheet music if you want accompaniment or you may sing acapella.
  • Actors should be prepared to learn a short dance with the choreographers, cold read from the script for the artistic director, and sing your prepared music for the vocal director.
  • Any questions can be sent to or you may reach out to Tom with any questions at

Audition Location

Fridley High School
6000 West Moore Lake Drive,  Fridley, MN 55432
Enter Door 1 on the East side of the school. PLEASE NOTE: This is a change from previous auditions.


The rehearsal schedule will be based upon conflicts of the acting company. Most rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday, 6:30-9:00 pm. They may begin as early as May 20th. There will be 3 to 5 rehearsals a week with frequency increasing as the performance approaches. Saturdays may be added, based upon needs of the production and availability of the cast. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal. A detailed schedule will be available at the first rehearsal.

About the show:

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all. – Stage Agent


Ren McCormack – Tenor – Energetic, emotional, rebellious, likeable; emotes his pain through quirky sarcasm and dance. Strong Dancer

Rev. Shaw Moore – Baritone – Powerful, traditional church leader; strict, stern and solemn, still struggling with the death of his son.

Ariel Moore – Mezzo-Soprano – Smart, a bit of a bad girl with an edge, sweet, the rebellious minister’s daughter; role requires a strong belt, must be a strong singer/dancer.

Chuck Cranston – Tenor – The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend.

Rusty Soprano – Ariel’s friend, a bit scatterbrained, sweet, fun, knows everything about everything; role requires a strong belt, strong comedic timing and dance.

Willard Hewitt – Tenor – A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big smile; strong comedic timing and dance.

Vi Moore – Mezzo-Soprano – Reverend Moore’s loving supportive, resilient wife.

Ethel McCormack – Mezzo-Soprano – Ren’s mother; had a tough go, just trying to make it, would do anything for her son.

Urleen  – Soprano – Ariel’s friend; the smart one of the group; requires strong belt, comedic timing and dance.

Wendy Jo – Mezzo-Soprano – Ariel’s friend; strong belt, comedic time and dance.

Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s aunt                               Wes Warnicker – Lulu’s husband  

Coach Roger Dunbar – Gym teacher                  Eleanor DunbarRoger’s wife

Lyle – Chuck’s buddy                                            Travis – Chuck’s buddy

Principal Harry Clark                                           Betty Blast – Owner of the Burger Blast

Jeter – Ren’s friend                                               Bickle – Ren’s friend

Garvin – Ren’s friend                                            Cowboy Bob 

Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble) – Townspeople/students; need strong character people all age ranges from teen to adult. Chorus singing, dancing parts; all teens dance, all adults dance at the prom.