2018 YOUTH PRODUCTION – FOOTLOOSE, The Dramateurs Inc., 04/14/2018

Show: 2018 YOUTH PRODUCTION – FOOTLOOSE
Theater: The Dramateurs Inc.
Theater Website: http://www.barnplayhouse.org
Theater Phone: (610) 539-2276

Start date of auditions: 04/14/2018


The Dramateurs will hold auditions for their annual Youth Production April 14, 15, and 16. This year’s show is FOOTLOOSE, THE MUSICAL.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the 1984 film, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and open mind. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Additional lyrics by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman

Presented with permission of Rodgers and Hammerstein Music Library

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Audition Dates:
Saturday, April 14th – 2pm
Sunday, April 15th – 7pm
Monday, April 16th – 7pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. Individuals arriving more
than 30 minutes past audition start time may not be seen.

Please note that rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday
evenings, and Wednesday evenings. Individuals auditioning must have reliable transportation and be able to perform in all scheduled shows.
Cast will be comprised of students aged 10-18 years old. All roles are open.

Audition Location:
Reformed Church of the Ascension, United Church of Christ
1700 W. Main Street Jeffersonville, PA 19403

For the audition:
– Please prepare 16-32 bars from a Broadway musical. Selections from the show are preferred and encouraged.
– An accompanist will be provided for you. If your audition piece
is NOT from the show, please make sure to have your sheet music with you.
– Please make sure you are ready to move and wearing jazz shoes or sneakers for the dance portion of the audition. No flip flops,
sandals, or heels please!
– Cold readings from the script will occur after the vocal and
dance auditions are complete. There is no need to memorize a
monologue.

Performance dates: July 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 – 7:30 pm
July 22 – 2:00 pm

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DIRECTOR MARY FITZGERALD AT maryfitz04@gmail.com.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

CHARACTERS and VOCAL RANGES
Ren McCormack – teenage boy from Chicago – Tenor
Ethel McCormack – his mother – Mezzo Soprano
Reverend Shaw Moore – the minister of Bomont – Baritone
Vi Moore – his wife – Mezzo Soprano
Ariel Moore – their teenage daughter – Mezzo Soprano
Lulu Warnicker – Ren’s aunt
Wes Warnicker – her husband
Coach Roger Dunbar – the high school gym teacher
Eleanor Dunbar – his wife
Rusty – Ariel’s best friend – Soprano
Urleen – Ariel’s friend – Soprano
Wendy Jo – Ariel’s friend – Mezzo Soprano
Chuck Cranston – Ariel’s boyfriend
Lyle – Chuck’s buddy
Travis – Chuck’s buddy
A Cop
Betty Blast – the owner of The Burger Blast
Willard Hewitt – Ren’s friend, a country boy – Tenor
Principal Harry Clark
Jeter – Ren’s friend – Tenor
Bickle – Ren’s friend – Tenor
Garvin – Ren’s friend – Baritone
Cowboy Bob – the lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que – Tenor

ENSEMBLE
Singing-dancing ensemble consisting of Townspeople and High School Students

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts, web development and digital marketing abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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