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Audition Dates: Online Submissions are open now through Sunday, April 21

Open Call at the theater
Sunday, April 21 from 11am-3pm


When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise 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 pins a father longing for the son he lost against 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, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Self Tape Auditions

Accepting submissions April 2nd - 21st

Submit a recording including a slate with name, height, and where you live, plus two contrasting contemporary Musical Theater songs. To submit your audition, go to this website  Self-Tape Audition Form  and complete the form.


Open Auditions 

For those unable to submit a self-taped audition, open auditions will be held

Sunday, April 21, 2023 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Bring a headshot, resume and come prepared with two 16 - 32 bar cuts of contemporary Musical Theater songs. 

An accompanist will be provided.

No appointment is necessary.

If doing an Online Submission, you DO NOT need to attend the In-Person open call.


By invitation only and are scheduled for the week of April 29th
You will be notified by email if you are asked to callbacks, which will take place at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre

Non-equity only.

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is a volunteer-run community theatre,  

and thanks the actors for their participation with a gratuity stipend.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre

located at 2627 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404



Street parking available.

Parking is also available to the Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m.

Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI, you will be towed.

For questions, please contact us at

Rehearsals begin on Monday , May 13.

Rehearsals will primarily be Monday - Thursday from 7pm -10:30pm and Sundays from 6pm -10pm,

with some Saturday rehearsals in June, as needed.

Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.

Performances are Saturday, June 29, 2024 through Sunday, July 28, 2024.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Additional performances may be added depending on cast/venue availability and ticket sales.

All performers must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. 

We recently lifted our mask mandate for our theatre. Masks are now optional, and we ask you to

respect each other, whether those around you choose to wear a mask or not.

Our policy will change and adapt as necessary.

Niko Montelibano Director/Choreograher

Abby Carlson Music Director

Emily Ellis Production Stage Manager

Philip McBride Producer


Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

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

For questions, please contact us at

In reference to the character descriptions that follow—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.


We expect if you are submitting for a part with a specified ethnicity, that you identify as that identity, regardless of your race.  We recognize that Latine/x/a/o people come in all colors. 


In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles.


Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.



REN MCCORMACK (Lead) Male, 18-25. Tenor. Energetic, emotional, rebellious, likeable; emotes his pain through quirky sarcasm and dance; strong dancer. (Range: D3-C5)

REVEREND SHAW MOORE (Lead) Male, 35-55. Baritone. The powerful, traditional local church leader; strict, stern, and solemn, still struggling with the death of his son. (Range: A2-F#4)

ARIEL MOORE (Lead) Female, 18-25. Mezzo-Pop. Smart, a bit of the bad girl with an edge, sweet, the rebellious minister’s daughter; role requires strong belt, must be a strong singer/dancer. (Range: G3-Eb5)

VI MOORE (Supporting) Female, 30-50. Soprano. Reverend Moore’s loving, supportive, resilient wife. (Range: A3-Db5)


RUSTY (Supporting) Female, 18-25. Great soprano/pop voice. Ariel’s friend; a bit scatterbrained, sweet, fun, knows everything about everything; role requires strong belt, strong comedic timing and dance. (Range: A3-F#5 (opt. F#6))


WILLARD HEWITT (Supporting) Male, 18-25. Tenor. A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big smile; comedic timing and dance a must. (Range: Bb2-Ab4)

ETHEL MCCORMACK (Supporting) Female, 35-45. Soprano. Ren’s mother; had a tough go, just trying to make it…would do anything for her son. (Range: A3-D5)

CHUCK CRANSTON (Supporting) Male, 18-25. Tenor. The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend. (Range: F#3-B4)

URLEEN (Supporting) Female, 18+. Mezzo/Alto. Ariel’s friend; the smart one of the group; role requires strong belt, comedic timing, and dance. (Range: A3-D5)

WENDY JO (Supporting) Female, 18-25. Mezzo. Ariel’s friend; strong belt, comedic timing, and dance required. (Range: A3-E5)

ENSEMBLE Males & Females, 18-70. Townspeople, students; need strong character people (all age ranges) for many featured roles; teenage through adults; chorus singing, dancing parts; all teens dance, all adults dance at the prom.

Also casting Swings/Understudies to cover all roles for any COVID related or other unforeseen circumstances.

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