Middle School Overnight Camp
Ages 11-14
July 24-28, 2023

Footloose: Youth Edition

Footloose: Youth Edition is a one-hour version of the explosive musical specially designed for young performers!

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, he 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 the 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 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 17 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.


We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble. Auditions will occur on June 1, 2023 from 4-9PM.

More audition information coming soon!

Callbacks will occur on June 2, 2023 from 4-8PM at the First Act Studios. Those students invited to callbacks will receive more information.

Character Breakdown:

Ellie Blake – Our hero – 16, smart, funny; baggy, rumpled clothes; messy hair that hasn’t seen a comb today, or yesterday

Katherine Blake – Ellie’s mother – 40s, decisive, lovely, punctual

Fletcher – Ellie’s little brother – 10, naïve, eccentric, obsessed with magic

Mike – Katherine’s fiancé – confident, handsome, kind

Karl – Ellie’s best friend – confident, funny

Monica – Ellie’s best friend – cautious, afraid of just about everything

Adam – The Listmaster – a paragon of adorable cool

Savannah – The villain – brilliant, aggressive, a winner

Kitty – The accomplice – daft but vicious, accompanies Savannah everywhere

Torrey – Katherine’s sous chef – a high-strung perfectionist

Danielle – Down the Aisle journalist – polished, grimly cheerful

Dr. Ehrin – School principal – test-obsessed, overworked

Mr. Blumen – Biology teacher – a cynical lifer

Mrs. Luckenbill – English teacher – empathetic

Senor O’Brien – Spanish teacher – pugnacious

Ms. Meyers – Gym teacher – extremely intense

Officer Kowalski – Police officer who never received sensitivity training

Mrs. Time – Antique shop proprietor – apathetic, doesn’t much like teenagers
Ensemble – Acts as Cater Waiters, Students, Wedding Guests