Footloose Participant Information

Performing: April 28 – May 1, 2022

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he isn’t prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth. 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. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Director: TBD
Stage Manager: TBD
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer TBD
Producer: TBD
Partner: Raising the Barre
Ages: 7–12
Venue: Rehearsals and performances at Arlington Children’s Theatre, 115 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA.
Fee: Fee: $400

Due at registration

No refunds thereafter

ACT is committed to providing access for any child who wishes to participate. Families who are interested in confidentially inquiring about registration relief in order for their child(ren) to participate at ACT should contact the Treasurer at acttreasurer@act.arlington.ma.us.

Registration: Register

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

A waitlist is maintained

Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period.

ACTor/Parent Meeting: March 7, 2022

All actors and one parent must attend the informational meeting where we will share more details about the production and the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.

Auditions:

March 9 and 11

All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in one of the audition workshops to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

Materials to be covered and further information will be sent in the welcome email as we approach the parent meeting/ auditions.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsal twice a week day Mon-Thu (depending on cast)

ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs and technical and dress rehearsals unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: Three performances per cast

Thu. April 28 at 7pm (red)

Fri. April 29 at 7pm (blue)

Sat. April 30 at 2pm (red) and 7pm (blue)

Sun. May 1 at 2pm (blue) and 7pm (red)

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