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SLTA to Hold Auditions for ‘Footloose’

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Shreveport Little Theatre Academy will be holding open auditions for middle school and high school students for Footloose the Musical on Saturday, February 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre space and studio. All roles are available and no roles have been precast. The audition will start with acting and singing auditions at 5:30 p.m. Mandatory dance auditions will begin at 7:30 p.m., after the acting and vocal auditions.

Callbacks will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 18th at 5:30 p.m. For those called back, there will be a designated callback time assigned for specific roles. A registration packet is also required for auditions and can be obtained by emailing sltacademy@gmail.com

Those auditioning should be bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of an up-tempo pop Broadway song in the style of this musical, as well as a one minute monologue. Songs from Footloose are not acceptable. An accompanist will be provided. Singing a cappella or with a karaoke CD will not be permitted. A dance and movement combination will be taught in small groups. Those auditioning are encouraged to bring a headshot and theatre resume, which will not be returned. Auditions are open to anyone in the grades 7th through 12th.

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 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 that 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.

Our shows, Rodgers and Hammerstein Footloose the Musical will be directed by Heather Hooper, choreographed by Laura Beeman Nugent, with musical direction by Adam Philley. Footloose the Musical will be presented May 24-27, 2018 at the Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place. For further information please email boxoffice@shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439.

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