Kick Up Your Shoes: Footloose To Hold Open Casting Call, March 21

News   Kick Up Your Shoes: Footloose To Hold Open Casting Call, March 21 If you're a singer/dancer/actor between 18-22 and feeling fancy free, why not try out for Footloose, the upcoming Broadway show directed by Walter Bobbie? The show will hold an open casting call March 21 (9:30 AM sign-up) at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th St. in New York City.

If you're a singer/dancer/actor between 18-22 and feeling fancy free, why not try out for Footloose, the upcoming Broadway show directed by Walter Bobbie? The show will hold an open casting call March 21 (9:30 AM sign-up) at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th St. in New York City.

Men and women auditioning are asked to bring sheet music for songs in contemporary rock/pop style (a pianist is provided). Bring a photo (snapshots ok) and dress comfortably for dance.

Footloose dances in to open the Washington DC Kennedy Center season in August, on its way to a Broadway opening at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in October. The stage version of the 1984 musical film is being produced by Dodger Endemol and Madison Square Garden.

Footloose, which played to overflowing audiences during three workshop performances in July 1997 at 890 Studios in New York, is being directed by Walter Bobbie, winner of a Best Director Tony Award for the 1996 revival of Chicago (and currently the toast of London for his direction of Chicago there).

The choreographer is theatre newcomer A.C. Ciulla, whose credits include several acclaimed music videos. Footloose has music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, with original music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. The musical director and vocal arranger is Doug Katsaros. The stage adaptation is by Pitchford and Bobbie.

Footloose tells of a teenage boy who moves to a small town where dancing has been outlawed -- the result of a tragic prom-night car accident some years earlier -- and goes head-to-head with the town minister in an effort to bring dancing back. The original film had an all star cast including Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, John Lithgow and Sarah Jessica Parker.

In addition to the title song, the stage version of Footloose includes "The Girl Gets Around," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It for the Boy," "Almost Paradise" and "Somebody's Eyes."

Casting has not yet been announced for the show. The actors in the 1997 workshop included Jeremy Kushnier, Stacy Francis, Martin Vidnovic, Dee Hoty, John Deyle and Tom Plotkin.

Designing Footloose will be John Lee Beatty (set), Toni Leslie James (costumes), Ken Billington (lighting) and Tony Meola (sound).

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