Footloose is on for 2021!

  • Now ACCEPTING VIDEO SUBMISSIONS!
  • Downloadable materials for each character are below.
  • You should learn and send these as “Digital submissions” to nptfootloose@gmail.com.
  • PLEASE follow the exact instructions below.
  • DIGITAL submissions only at this time:
  • Due by : April 25th
  • Possible Zoom callback
    • Shows are rehearsed at Emmanuel Church and performed at Black Rock Church/theatre.
  • Who: Director, Musical director, Choreographer, Designers, Stage managers etc are all professional. Some leading actors are AEA or SAG/AFTRA.

NPT is an edgy nonprofit theatre that works with Broadway, film and TV pros onstage and off to promote our mission of creating young leaders, global thinkers and problem solvers through arts education and productions.  There is a mixture of professional (AEA) and local adult performers, as well as inner city youth and lower Fairfield youth in our productions.  We also promote another community nonprofit that reflects the theme of each show.  

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE BREAKDOWN AND THE DATES BELOW BEFORE YOU SUBMIT A VIDEO.  

IMPORTANT: Please note that we are strongly recommending that any adults (18 and up) be vaccinated for Covid before we start rehearsals in August.

Actors Equity Association just released the following in an email:

“We are proud that our safety protocols have kept workers safe, but we also know that what we have done so far during the pandemic is not enough to bring us back to where we were. When enough vaccine is available for everyone, a fully vaccinated company will have less risk, which will mean streamlined safety protocols and a faster return to work. For that reason, we have been encouraging public officials to make sure that arts workers are prioritized for vaccines as they lift capacity restrictions on live event spaces.   

As you know, the employer has an obligation to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. Vaccines are the easiest way to do that. We heard you clearly in a survey last week that you believe the employers should include vaccination of workers in their safety plans. This will not only add a significant layer of protection for each individual stage manager and actor, but also allow us to loosen some of the safety restrictions required in a pre-vaccine world. Vaccination will be a game changer for all of us.

Send your video to nptfootloose@gmail.com with the Character’s name in the subject line

And please include your headshot and resume with your Character’s submission videos. Sides below.

NPT rehearses in the Great Hall at Emmanuel Church in Weston CT (The Metro north train station is in Westport): https://www.emmanuelwestonct.org/facilit

NPT performs at the State of the Art, Black Rock Church/Theatre in Fairfield CT.

Requirements to be considered:

You must be available for all rehearsals starting August 1 through the show dates, Aug 20th and 21st (three shows). We will not consider anyone who must miss more than two rehearsals and we cannot allow any missed rehearsals during tech week starting Aug 16th. Any conflicts must be listed and approved.  You must have local housing and a car (except REN) at this time. Please do not submit if you are not able to make this commute.

FOR REFERENCE: 

Most “teen” rehearsals are 12-5pm weekdays and adult rehearsals are evenings from 6-10pm (variable calls).  If you are REN, ARIEL, WILLARD, RUSTY OR CHUCK you are considered a “teen” and may also be included in various “adult” rehearsals.

Weekends rehearsals are 12-7pm for everyone (variable calls) and the TECH/DRESS week is 3:00 – 10:00pm August 16, 17, 19, 2021 (mon/tues/thurs) with three performances: August 20 (Friday 7pm) & August 21 (Saturday 2pm and 7pm) 2021. 

PAYMENT: Some roles pay a per diem and some do not. If there is not a salary listed then those roles are not paid. 

We are unsure of AEA contracts at this time.   For this show contract AEA will not allowed us to give AEA points. 

Video: Remember that your must include the sides listed for the character below and they must be received by March 15.  PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE ROLE YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Also send your resume and headshot. We prefer that you send us a link for your videos (youtube or vimeo) to be sure we can open your digital submissions. If you send an attachment, though, be sure we can open it.

Footloose the Musical Cast Breakdown

Be sure to read carefully and video tape only the material required for each role. We recommend that you put your video on youtube as unlisted or vimeo and send us a link as we are able to open and share them with our team much easier than other forms.

REN MCCORMACK – TENOR (This role is CAST)

Strong dancer and contemporary musical theatre pop singer, could pass for High School age.  17 and older. Teenager from Chicago, energetic, quick-witted, rebellious, loves to dance, out-going personality.  

Non AEA $300 per week. Housing provided if necessary.  Please indicate if you have your own car. One time travel round trip from Tri-State area.

DOWNLOADS FOR LIVE AND VIDEO AUDITION

Please include this dance as part of your video. https://vimeo.com/392222972/06c2fd9771.

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with these cuts.

REVEREND SHAW MOORE – This role is cast.

The powerful, traditional local church leader, strict, stern, and solemn, father to Ariel. Very strong actor.

Only accepting Non AEA submissions at this time. $350 per week and must have local housing and car.

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with these cuts.

ARIEL MOORE– MEZZO-POP (This role is CAST)

Strong dancer/pop belt, Could pass for High School age. 17 and older. Smart, rebellious for a Reverend’s daughter, but more mischievous than negative.  

Non AEA- $300 per week (must have your own local housing and car)

DOWNLOADS FOR VIDEO AUDITION

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with these cuts.

Please include this dance as part of your video. https://vimeo.com/392222972/06c2fd9771.

SUPPORTING

WILLARD HEWITT – TENOR (This role is CAST)

Strong singer/mover, Could pass for High School age.   A simple country boy who loves his mama.  Warm heart, big smile, comedic timing and “learns” to dance.   

(NON AEA : $200 per week. must have your own local housing and car)

Please download and video tape the following. Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with this cut. If you would like to send a dance clip see the choreography for Ren and Ariel. It is not required for this role but if you dance, show us!

DOWNLOADS VIDEO AUDITION

RUSTY – SOPRANO – POP (This role is CAST)

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with these cut. If you would like to send a dance clip see the choreography for Ren and Ariel. It is not required for this role but if you dance, show us!

Strong mover, Could pass for High School age.  16 and older. Ariel’s friend, sheet fun, strong pop belt, comedic timing.  Think girls from Little Shop, but with more lines.  

(NON AEA : $200 per week. must have your own local housing and car)

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with this cuts.

VI MOORE – SOPRANO, 40-50 THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Reverend Moore’s loving, supportive, resilient wife.  Actor/singer

ETHEL MCCORMACK – SOPRANO, THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Ren’s mother, had a tough go, just to make it through…would do anything for her son. 

Please download and prepare the scene below and bring in a song of your choosing. 

NON AEA. and Local only

CHUCK CRANSTON – POP TENOR (This role is CAST)

The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend. Should pass for high school age.  

(NON AEA : $300 per week. must have your own local housing and car)

DOWNLOADS FOR VIDEO AUDITION

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with these cuts.

TEEN ENSEMBLE 

The Supporting “Teen” roles (Wendy Jo, Lyle, etc) will be played by the NPT teens in our program. If you are a college student or older who would like to be considered for the “teen” chorus part please sing a pop song of your choosing for this video audition. You should include the side below. And if you dance, please see the dance video above on Ren’s submission requirements and send that along as well.

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with these cuts.

There is not a per diem for the ensemble but those college students playing “TEENS” will also be allowed to participate in our professional master classes (Pop rock, Film and TV, Commercial Acting, Music Video, etc) that run throughout the rehearsal process. 

ADULT ENSEMBLE (We are still accepting submissions for these roles)

Please download and prepare one of the scenes below (NO MATTER WHAT ROLE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN just choose one scene and read that for us) and sing a song of your choosing. NON AEA only. Send to NPTFOOTLOOSE@GMAIL.COM.

Do not sing acapella. Please find a background track on youtube or other to sing with these cuts.

Townspeople, students, need strong character people (all age ranges) for many roles (Some listed below); teenage through adults, chorus singing, comfortable with movement. 

  • LULU WARNICKER– Ren’s Aunt 
  • WES WARNICKER– Lulu’s husband 
  • PRINCIPAL HARRY or HARRIET CLARK
  • COACH ROGER DUNBAR– Gym teacher
  • ELEANOR DUNBAR– Roger’s Wife
  • BETTY BLAST– Owner of the Burger Blast 
  • COWBOY BOB or BETTY  (DOWNLOAD SONG)