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CHICAGO

VOCALISTS

JANUARY 12, 2019

NEW ADDRESS!!
1335 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
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*By Appointment Only



Norwegian Creative Studios is currently accepting appointment requests for the upcoming FOOTLOOSE audition on January 12th. To be considered, please send your headshot and resume, along with any videos that best shows off your vocal ability to: casting@norwegiancreativestudios.com

In subject line please write: FOOTLOOSE - Chicago and Role you are auditioning for.


"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 Reverend’s daughter Ariel and his new best friend Willard, 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.

 

Contract Details

Director: David Ruttura
Musical Director: James Cunningham
Choreographer: Nick Kenkel
Manager, Theatrical Casting NCLH: Kai Alan Carrier
Casting Associate: Louanne Madorma

AUDITION ROLE BREAKDOWNS

Ren McCormick

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.

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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.
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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.
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Rusty

Female, able to portray High School student, Soprano/Mezzo - Ariel’s Friend. Fun-loving motor mouth. Loyal to her friends. Full of quirks, and nervous around Willard, who she’s been crushing on for years. The actor portraying Rusty will also be in ELEMENTS.
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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.

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Urleen

Female, able to portray High School student, Mezzo - Ariel’s friend. Savvy, smart and quirky. Unafraid to go after what she wants. The actor portraying Urleen will also be in ELEMENTS.

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Wendy Jo

Female, able to portray High School student, Mezzo - Ariel’s friend. She may not be the smartest of her gang, but that doesn’t diminish her confidence… Funny and full of personality. The actor portraying Wendy Jo will also be in ELEMENTS.

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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...

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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.

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Ethel McCormick

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.

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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.

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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.

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Coach Roger 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.

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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.

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