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Footloose The Musical

Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Book by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie, Additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Footloose Recommended Resources

Plot Summary & Audition Tips for Footloose

List of Characters in Footloose

Footloose Vocal Selections Sheet Music

Footloose (Medley from the Broadway Musical)

Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford.

Adapted from the 1984 film of the same name, Footloose is the story of a young man from the city living in a puritanical small town where dancing and rock 'n' roll are forbidden.

Audition Preparation Suggestions for Footloose

The music in Footloose has a very 80s pop feel. Audition with a pop-style musical theatre piece.

Ren McCormack (Tenor, Heavy Dance, 16 - 18)
Ren is seen as a young rebel always getting into trouble, but at heart he is an energetic young man who is dealing with the pain of his father's absence. He emotes this pain through his quirky sarcasm and by dancing.
Reverand Shaw Moore (Baritone)
Reverend Moore is the most powerful figure in Beaumont. He is a stern, strict, solemn man with a booming voice who runs the town with an iron fist. However he also has a tender side and is struggling with the loss of his son. (Singing is more traditional musical theater than other characters).
Ariel Moore (Dance, 16 - 18)
She is the preacher's daughter. At first glimpse it would appear that she is the perfect girl; beautiful, perky, energetic. But look closer and you will find that she is her father's worst nightmare. She is energetic, strong willed, sharp tongued, and aware of her sensuality.
Vi Moore
The strong-willed preacher's wife who holds the moral fiber of Beaumont in her upright stance. She feels she is losing her husband and daughter and doesn't know what to do. She ultimately is responsible for holding her family together after its terrible loss.
Rusty (Comedic, Dance, 16 - 18)
Ariel's friend. A bit of a ditz but knows everything about everybody.
Willard Hewitt (Tenor, Comedic, Dance, 16 - 18)
A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big crush. He quickly befriends Ren and shows him the rules and regulations of living in Beaumont.
Ethel McCormack (moves well, 35 - 45)
Ren's mother. She is a strong willed, outspoken single parent who would do anything for her son. (Singing is more traditional musical theater than other characters).
Chuck Cranston (Dance, 16 - 18)
A motorcycle riding, foul mouthed, leather wearing, trailer park product who takes one look at Ren and realizes that there's only room for one bad boy in this town. He is dating the one girl that Ren obviously has a crush on, Ariel.
Urleen (Belt, Comedic, Dance, 16 - 18)
Ariel's friend. The smart one of the group.
Wendy Jo (Belt, Comedic, Dance, 16 - 18)
Ariel's friend. Doesn't say much but sure knows a lot about Beaumont and the town rules.
Lyle, Travis
Chuck's friends.
Bickle, Garvin
Willard's country friends.
Townspeople (roles often doubled): Cowboy Bob/Jeter, Principal Clark/Saloon Keeper, Betty Blast/Irene, Town Cop/Country Fiddler, Eleanor Dunbar/Doreen, Coach Dunbar, Wes Warnicker, Lulu Warnicker
Dance chorus (must also sing)

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Audition Preparation Material

List of Songs in Footloose (Click the song title to download digital sheet music)

  • "Footloose" (Ren and Company)
  • "On Any Sunday" (Rev. Shaw Moore & Company)
  • "The Girl Gets Around" (Chuck, Ariel, Travis, & Lyle)
  • "I Can't Stand Still" (Ren)
  • "Somebody's Eyes" (Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen, & Company)
  • "Learning to Be Silent" (Vi, Ethel)
  • "Holding Out for a Hero" (Ariel, Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen)
  • "Somebody's Eyes" -reprise (Rusty, Wendy Jo, & Urleen)
  • "Heaven Help Me" (Shaw)
  • "I'm Free"/"Heaven Help Me"/"On Any Sunday" (Ren, Shaw, & Company)
  • "Let's Make Believe We're in Love" (Irene & the Country Kickers)
  • "Let's Hear It for the Boy" (Rusty & Company)
  • "Can You Find It in Your Heart?" (Vi)
  • "Mama Says" (Willard & the Boys)
  • "Almost Paradise" (Ren & Ariel)
  • "Dancing Is Not a Crime" (Ren & the Boys)
  • "I Confess" (Shaw)
  • "On Any Sunday" -reprise (Company)
  • "Can You Find It in Your Heart?" - reprise (Shaw)
  • "Footloose" - reprise (Company)

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