Depending on the show, actors ages 7-18 can audition for our shows and act on our stage. Actors of all experience levels are encouraged to sign up for an appointment. Specific details will be provided by show.
First Rehearsal: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
Parent Meeting: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019
Show Synopsis: One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. 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, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. 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.
To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
AUDITIONS: Mon. and Tues. Feb. 11 and 12, 2019, from 6-9PM each night at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road * by appointment
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6pm (Dance Callback) and/or Thursday, Feb. 14 at 5:30pm (Final Callbacks) at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road
AUDITION AGES: 7-18 years old
FIRST REHEARSAL: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at 1PM.
PARENT MEETING: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019 at 1:15PM.
REHEARSALS: Sun. 1-5PM, Tues./Thur. 6-9PM, at ROYAL’s Main Street Studio; the entire cast will be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be distributed.
SHOW DATES: June 7-9, 2019
Director: Dirk Doebereiner
Choreographer: Jay Goodlett
An Audition Appointment is NECESSARY
Ages 7-18 Audition signups are now closed
Audition ages 7 – 18
Place: FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road, Mason
Bring a small current headshot photo to the audition (photos will not be returned). Photo does NOT need to be professional.
Make an Audition Appointment and print the resulting audition form. Be sure to bring that printed audition form to the audition.
You only need to come to one of the audition dates. Appointments are very strongly recommended. Those without an appointment may not be able to audition if time slots are not available.
If you cannot make either audition date, you may submit a video audition. Please click Video Audition Information for details. Video Auditions must be submitted to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com by February 8, 5PM.
Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6pm and Thursday, Feb. 14 at 5:30pm at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road. Those who are called back must be available for the entire callback time.
Email any questions to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com
First rehearsal will be Sunday, Feb. 24. The entire cast will be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be distributed for the remaining dates.
There will also be a mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, Mar. 3. Additional details will be provided.
Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons (1-5PM) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-9PM) at ROYAL’s Main Street Studios in Mason.
Those cast in this show will pay a $135 participation fee which covers the cost of: a souvenir show t-shirt, garment bag for your costume/s, a one-line personal ad in the playbill, lunch between shows on Saturday, and the main parts of your costume. Actors may be asked to supply specific generic pieces or accessories (ex. jeans, socks, tights, shoes, etc.)
It is mandatory that parents volunteer for at least 6 hours on pre-production jobs (set painting, set building, parent monitoring, etc.), as well as for 3 volunteer time slots during the tech/show week (ticket sales, concessions, green room, etc.). Parents who cannot make this commitment should not have their children audition.
NOTE: We value your time and that of all actors. You may be stopped before the end of your audition. This is not a reflection of your performance only that the directors have seen or heard what they need to. If you have a specific part of your song you feel is very important, try to start near that portion so you are not stopped before reaching it.
Please prepare a 30 second monologue.
Please prepare 30 seconds of a song. Your song should showcase your acting ability and skills while singing.
NO SONGS FROM FOOTLOOSE, but please choose a song in the same style. No pop songs.
No a cappella. YOU MUST bring music with no background vocals. No accompanist will be available. Music tracks can be found on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, etc.
It is strongly recommended that you use an accompaniment track. There will be a CD player and speaker connection for MP3 players available. MP3 Player needs to have AUX cord capability.
Please bring your accompaniment track on your phone, a CD or an MP3 Player.
When using a CD, please edit your track to the beginning of where you will be singing.
When using an MP3 Player, please edit your track or cue the track to the beginning of where you will be singing, and verify you have AUX cord capability.
Please note we cannot be responsible if CD/MP3 does not play properly.
Suggestions for your song:
Select a song that is similar in style to the songs from Footloose, and showcases your voice and your vocal range.
Select a song that has as few key changes as possible.
Select a song that does not have lots of rests or sing the song without those rests.
If possible, pick a song that shows some quick delivery of words and pitches as well as some longer, sustained notes.
CALLBACKS will include a dance.
Auditioners may be asked to learn a simple dance pattern at callbacks for those selected for dance callbacks ONLY. Please wear dance-friendly shoes to callbacks.
What's it like to be in a ROYAL show?
Fun! Kids and adults have a great time working together to produce a great show. Whether you're on stage or part of the stage/tech crew you're a valuable part of a terrific show.
Being part of a ROYAL show is a big commitment not only for the individual but for their family. Rehearsals are as frequent as 3 times per week, and for the week prior to the show we rehearse each evening at the theatre.
All the hard work is worth it and a life-long memory is yours to show for it!