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FOOTLOOSE. Musical. 3rd High School of Pyrgos Ilias. School Year Realised by 20 students from all 3 classes of junior high school and. coordinated by. Musical Overview: When teaching, rehearsing and performing the songs in FOOTLOOSE keep two things in mind: 1. Our score draws. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the Premiere Production: In , Footloose the musical opened at the Richard Rodgers.
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Published on Oct View Download Ren McCormack a teenage boy from Chicago 2. Ethel McCormack his mother 3. Reverend Shaw Moore the minister of Bomont 4. Vi Moore his wife 5. Ariel Moore their teenage daughter 6.
Lulu Warnicker Rens aunt 7. Wes Warnicker her husband 8. Coach Roger Dunbar the footlosoe school gym teacher mueical. Eleanor Dunbar his wife Rusty Ariels best friend Urleen Ariels friend Wendy Jo Ariels friend Chuck Cranston Ariels boyfriend Lyle Chucks buddy Travis Chucks buddy Betty Blast owner of The Burger Blast Willard Hewitt Rens friend, a country boy Principal Harry Clark Jeter Rens friend Bickle Rens friend Garvin Rens friend Cowboy Bob lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que Cowboy Bobs Band The Churchyard Scene 3: Chuck, Ariel, Travis and Lyle Scene 4: Vi, Ethel and Ariel Scene 6: Rusty, Wendy Jo and Urleen Scene 8: Rusty and the Company Scene 2: Willard and Boys Scene 4: Ren and Ariel Scene 5: The Town Hall Scene 6: The Church Scene 6b: The Company All music by Tom Snow except: Their circumstances no matter how tragic have not defeated them, and, as a consequence, we, the audience, find them likable, sympatheticand human.
That having been said, each role is unique and presents an actor or actress with specific challenges; the following thumbnail sketches of the major characters may give you ideas about the qualities to look for and pitfalls to be avoided when casting your production.
Moore is that he is charismatic. Shaw has a quick mind, a loving heart and a sense of humor, all of which endear him to his congregation.
While trying to foofloose strong for so many people, however, he continues to mourn the death of his son the one person he could not save. Only Ariel and Vi and eventually Ren get a glimpse of this private anguish and the flashes of frustration and temper that arise from that. And age-wise, remember that Shaw is the father of a teenage girl; then, do the math.
VI MOORE Despite the loss of her son and the strained relationship with her husband, Vi fully understands what kind of unflagging good humor she must display in order to keep her household and her husbands congregation running smoothly.
And with her plucky irreverence, she gives us a glimpse of what life with Shaw was like before the tragedy, when theirs was a marriage both passionate and playful. When shes in her fathers presence, for instance, she is buttonedup and demure; with Chuck, she burns off all her unexpressed, explosive energy with raucous, thrill-seeking behavior.
Ariel loves to laugh with Chuck, with her girlfriends and, eventually, with Ren but her high spirits are, quite often, her attempt to keep a lid on the grief she feels about her brothers death and the loss of her once loving relationship with her father. REN Any actor playing Ren has not only got to be able to sing and dance and act he must also be witty.
After all, Ren is a cut-up, a joker musival enjoys a good time which is why his Pals are upset to find out hes leaving footlooae the opening number. Lately, though, his fun-loving attitude has taken on a tone of desperation, as he tries too hard to convince the world and himself that his fathers desertion hasnt wounded him as deeply as it has.
Ariel is the first character to get Ren to talk about footloose sticky subject; sharing that intimacy early on becomes the basis for their relationship. Rens emotional journey starts with his being feisty and flippant in Act I, continues through his thoughtful argument to the Town Council and ends with his emotional final confrontation with Rev.
Its a journey from boyhood to maturity. From his mother, of course! Its hard for Ethel to be living in her sisters home and abiding by her brother-in-laws rules, but she never succumbs to the pathos of her situation; after all, she has to be strong for Ren. Their mutual loss has brought them closer together, and they share a teasing, good-natured relationship. Willard just hasnt had anyone come along to puncture that macho belligerence until Ren arrives.
After that, the humor in the character of Willard derives from his gradual, innocent and giddy discovery of the new worlds that Ren opens up to him. She truly believes that she and Willard were meant to be together, but theyre both so inept about expressing themselves that it takes Ren and a little time on the dance floor to ultimately bring that about.
This is not to say that characters in Bomont cant move, because they certainly can they must! The payoff will be all the greater if the explosion of dance energy at the end of Act II is not only a catharsis for the characters onstage but for your audience as well. Here are a few additional suggestions that we hope might enhance your experience of doing our show.
Despite that diversity, there is one constant: FOOTLOOSE comes alive when singers feel a songs pulse, when they experience its beat in their bodies and when they dig deep to express its inherent musical muscle.
Dont confuse intensity with speed; performing a song fast is never as effective as performing it with energy and clarity of attack. When these transitions are smooth, the characters can continue at a conversational clip as they slip easily into their numbers. ACT I In the opening number Footloose its important to stress the distinction between raucous, energetic Chicago and the laid-back, bucolic Bomont that arrives onstage in On Any Sunday.
In The Girl Gets Around, the playful banter of the lyric Well, shed like you to think she pibretto born yesterday. Yeah, he likes to pretend hes a man among men masks a subtext o fgenuine physical attraction. Youth Footlooose Centre viii I Cant Stand Still is not a number about Ren dancing; what it is about is the beginning of an unlikely friendship between him and Willard. What happens here muaical that, in Willard, Ren finds the musicl person he can talk to in Bomont; and Willard finds himself collared by this tightly-wound big city fellow.
By the end of the number, Willard has been drawn in by Rens liibretto, so much so that he defends his new fpotloose to Principal Clark. Learning To Be Silent is a song of survival. Vi, Ethel and Ariel are plucky and defiant, drolly cataloguing the many ways in which they preoccupy themselves as they choke back their thoughts: Counting little cracks in the tile, Contemplating taking up smoking, etc.
The song gives them a chance to share that fantasy with us. Moore is a smart man who depends on logic to provide him with a compass by which he can steer his life and the lives of his parishioners; but in Heaven Help Me, Rev.
Moore loses his bearings. He veers between rationalizing arguments I dont enjoy being her jailer! This vigorous agitation propels the number, straight through to Shaws final snap: Im Free is one of libetto potential pitfalls to which I alluded in the opening paragraphs above; just because Ren is talking about having a dance in Bomont doesnt give these characters the license to actually dance.
The scene is set in a gymnasium, where basketballs, jump ropes, trampolines, climbing ropes, gymnastic apparati, etc. ACT IIStill Rockin is a good-time, rock n roll, two-steppin bar-band number that introduces us to the world of the Bar-B-Que as well as to the simple pleasure of dance that has been so long denied the residents of Bomont especially Rusty!
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musicql Willard is trying to learn to dance from the Cowboys while 2. Rusty is rationalizing her attraction to Willard by confiding to the Cowgirls. Eventually these separate stories converge with humorous results.
Im bustin a rhyme! Afraid of failure, Ren wants to quit his campaign for a dance, but Willard and his Buddies have to persuade ligretto not to; Mama Says is their recruitment, song in which they must convince Ren that he cant back down! Youth Arts Centre ix Almost Paradise is a tentative, steadily-building courtship in which private thoughts I thought that dreams belonged to other men; I feared my heart would beat in secrecy eventuallybecome shared intimacies I swear that I can see forever in your eyes.
The Footloose Finale has been carefully constructed to build, build, build; but be careful that the tempo doesnt run away. We have no doubt that with your imagination, talent and inspiration, you and your cast will create a unique and thrilling experience for your audience. We are deeply grateful to all of them. And finally, a special thank-you must be extended to Wayne Blood for pulling all the many pieces together.
I heard youre moving away. Im leavin you clowns for the wide open spaces. What he means is that hes moving to some little hick town that nobodys ever heard of.
People have heard of it! BOY 1 Oh, yeah? Whats the name of it?