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 Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman 


Friday, April 13 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 14 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, April 15 time to be determined 
Open to all Current High School Students
SHOW DATES: June 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 & July 1

Audition Location
Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre
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.

Singing-dancing ensemble consisting of Townspeople and High School Students

Ren McCormack - teenage boy from Chicago
Ethel McCormack - his mother
Reverend Shaw Moore - the minister of Bomont
Vi Moore - his wife
Ariel Moore - their teenage daughter
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
Urleen - Ariel's friend
Wendy Jo - Ariel's friend
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
Principal Harry Clark
Jeter - Ren's friend
Bickle - Ren's friend
Garvin - Ren's friend
Cowboy Bob - the lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que
Cowboy Bob's Band
Townspeople and High School Students 
Presented by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein.


The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre has become a vital organization for our communities, offering so much opportunity for education and entertainment to everyone of all ages. For our youth, it is a “door” to explore their talents and future career choices, as well as a way to build their self-esteem and enjoy positive childhood experiences. For adults, it gives opportunities to discover and show talents, to build skills, to establish new friendships, and to gain a great sense of pride in their accomplishments.


Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre
219 N. Spring Street
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 885-6891

David Saniter, Managing Director

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