Theater: Musicals

Production: CT, 'Footloose'

Principal Roles (Lead)

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Ivoryton Playhouse is casting “Footloose.”

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Males & Females, ages 17-70, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Principal Roles: (Lead)

Character Breakdown - Role Audition Prep

MALE ROLES:

Rev. Shaw Moore: 40s – 50s, charismatic, charming, deeply religious, quick minded, a loving heart. Outwardly, strong for his congregation, inwardly, weak, as he still mourns for his dead son, and worries for his impulsive, but precious daughter. Prepare: "I Confess" measures 101-115.

Ren McCormack: teens – 20s, witty, full of energy, goes from being feisty and flippant to fully exploring his emotions as he journeys from boyhood to maturity of the course of events. The loss of his father proves common ground with Ariel as their relationship blossoms. The hero of the show. Prepare: "I'm Free" measures 59-91, and "Almost Paradise" measures 41-48.

Willard Hewitt: teens – 20s, not dumb, but a gentle soul with quick fists, which are his defense against a world he has trouble comprehending. Humorous, a great friend to Ren, and totally in love with Rusty, but slow to show it. Prepare: "Mama Says" measures 65-105.

Chuck Cranston: teens – 20s, Ariel's boyfriend. Self assured, cocky, ignorant, a bully. Confident of his own importance, he realizes too late that Ariel is too good for him. A natural enemy to Ren. Prepare: "The Girl Gets Around" measures 105-126.

Lyle & Travis: teens – 20s, Chuck's buddies. Carbon copies of Chuck. Love a good laugh, have no respect.

Coach Roger Dunbar: 40s – 60s, high school gym teacher. Fully supportive of the town's philosophy. Loves to bully his students, especially Ren.

Wes Warnicker: 40s – 60s, Ren's uncle. Trying to be his father, but not succeeding. Has little tolerance for the kids of the town.

Principal Harry Clark: 30s – 60s, fully supportive of the town's philosophy. Enforces it throughout his school. Tough and regimental.

Cowboy Bob: 30s – 60s, cameo role at Cowboy Bob's. The lead at the club. Confident, a ladies man.

Jeter, Bickle, & Garvin: teens – 20s, Ren's friends - confident, energetic, supportive, fun.


FEMALE ROLES:

Ariel Moore: teens – 20s, smart, completely aware of how to behave in front of her father and how different to behave with her friends. Dreams of getting out of the 'small town' prison she's in. Passionate, explosive and thrill-seeking. Prepare: "Holding Out For a Hero" measures 116-133, and "Almost Paradise" measures 41-48.

Vi Moore: 40s – 50s, despite the loss of her son and her strained relationship with her husband, she displays unflagging good humor. Strong, resilient and proud, she is trying to do the best for daughter Ariel. Prepare: “Can You Find It In Your Heart?" measures 32-45.

Rusty: teens – 20s, sassy and self assured, but on the quiet, deeply romantic side. The best friend a girl could have, loyal, amusing and sharp. She knows Willard and her are destined for each other. Prepare: "Let's Hear It For the Boy" measures 49-76, and "Somebody's Eyes" measures 100-115.

Urleen & Wendy Jo: teens – 20s, great friends to Ariel and the girls, sassy, cheeky and desperate for fun. Prepare "Somebody's Eyes" measures 100-115.

Ethel McCormack: 30s – 40s, intelligent, with a real dry humor, fighting to be a good single mother for Ren. Loves her son dearly, tries to keep the peace but doesn't always agree with the town's rules.

Lulu Warnicker: 40s – 60s, proud of her town and family, deeply religious. At first supportive but later a little concerned for the wayward actions of Ren and her sister’s handling of her son.

Eleanor Dunbar: 40s – 60s, Coach Dunbar's wife. Fully supportive of the ban on unsuitable youth behaviour in the community. Outspoken, confident.

Betty Blast: 30s – 60s, comic cameo role. Owner of the local burger joint. Proud of the kids, a little less judgmental. She is wise and fully aware of the town's politics.