Eckstein Middle School

Eckstein
Middle School

Eckstein Musical Auditions-Feb 13 & 14

Footloose! Audition Information

Audition Dates: Feb. 13th – 3:55 pm – 5:30 pm & Feb. 14th – 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Audition order will be first come, first seen.
  • Location: Tuesday 2/13 in the Auditorium / Wednesday 2/14 in the Little Theatre
  • Come in after school & sign up for a slot!
  • (Each student only needs to attend one of the audition days, and is released after their audition.)
  • Callbacks will be held on February 16th from 3:66 pm -6:00 pm for those we would like to see read for specific roles. If you are not called back, it does not mean you are not in the show.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ANY ECKSTEIN STUDENTS OF ALL ETHNICITIES, GENDERS, AND LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE!

What you need to prepare

Short speech or monologue about 30 seconds long (memorized).
If that is tricky, a nursery rhyme that tells a story works fine! (like “Jack and Jill” or “Humpty Dumpty’) If you have questions about whether something will work, email the address at the bottom of this page for help! We want you to feel ready!

30 seconds to 1 minute of a song from a musical (memorized).
(NOTE: If you only want to be seen for non-solo-singing role, you can audition without a song.)
Please bring in either piano sheet music or an accompaniment track (karaoke-style) to sing along with. If you need options, a QR code is on the paperwork found in the Main Office.

What you need to bring with you:
A recent picture of yourself for the directors. (Can be a photocopy, as long as it is clear!)
Completed audition form. Packets are available in the Main Office, but we will also have some available on audition days in case you don’t get one before.

Rehearsal dates:
(Note: Not every student will be called for every rehearsal.)
Feb. 29 – April 25: Monday to Thursday 3:55 – 5:30 (Wednesdays at 2:45)
** No rehearsal during Mid-winter or Spring Break!**
April 29 – May 3: Monday to Friday 3:55 – 6:00 (Wednesdays at 2:45)
May 6 – May 1 0: Final Tech Week rehearsals will go until 6:30.

Performance Dates: May 10th at 7:00pm, and May 11th at 7:00pm
Conflicts submitted on audition paperwork can be worked around until May.
Please no non-emergency conflicts during the last two weeks of rehearsals or performances.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ANY ECKSTEIN STUDENTS OF ALL ETHNICITIES, GENDERS, AND LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE!

ARIEL MOORE: Preacher’s teenage daughter in Bomont, Texas, trying to balance her parents’ wants with her needs. Strong singer, unafraid dancer.
REN MCCORMACK: Teenager displaced from Chicago to small-town Bomont, not afraid to challenge the world. Strong singer, unafraid dancer.
REVEREND SHAW MOORE: Community leader in Bomont, Texas.Conservative-minded for his own important reasons. Strong actor, solo singer.
VI MOORE: Rev. Moore’s wife, trying to hold her family together. Strong actor.
ETHEL MCCORMACK: Ren’s single mom who does her best. Solo singer.
RUSTY, URLEEN, WENDY JO: Ariel’s fearless friends, they’ve got her back. Strong solo singers.
CHUCK CRANSTON: Ariel’s “bad boy” boyfriend, prone to jealousy.
WILLARD HEWITT: Ren’s new friend, a Texas boy to his bones. Strong singer.
COACH DUNBAR: The H.S. gym teacher. Concerned community member.
LULU & WES WARNICKER: Ren’s aunt & uncle who give them a place to stay.
BETTY BLAST: Owner of the local burger joint.
COWBOY BOB: Lead Singer of a dance band. Strong solo singer.
LOTS MORE SPEAKING/SOLO-SINGING FEATURED ROLES including:
Lyle, Travis, Jeter, Bickle, Garvin, Eleanor Dunbar and plenty more!

Not every role sings solo, but everyone keeps this story moving. There is plenty of singing and dancing for everyone, and an ensemble full of featured roles!
Questions? please email the Directors (Jon and Andi) at ecksteinmusical@gmail.com