Footloose - Auditions for MLOC Stage Productions

NOTE for those attending auditions, if you need to get in touch with us for any reason, please call Chris on 0412 013 882

Are you ready to cut Loose…Footloose?

Kick off your Sunday shoes and summon your inner Kevin Bacon

for MLOC Productions May 2017 production,
the stage musical of one of the most popular movies of all time
Footloose - The Musical

(Click here and reserve your audition slot now)

Based on the 1984 hit movie with Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow, the musical pits rebellious high school students against repressive parents, and liberal big cities against conservative small towns.

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths. When the Reverend's rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid.

Set 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 15 million copies!) and boosted with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE The Musical, celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

We are seeking a vibrant and high energy cast to bring this hit movie musical to life on stage at the Shirley Burke Theatre.


Director: Leah Osburn
Musical Director: Malcom Huddle
Vocal Coach: Josh Pratt
Choreographer: Natalie Heels



Singing & Acting auditions (individual closed auditions)

  • Tuesday 31 January 2017 from 7pm
  • Thursday 2 February 2017 from 7pm
  • Saturday 4 February 2017 from 10am

Dance auditions

  • Sunday 5 February 2017 from 10AM to 12PM

Call backs, if required, will be Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 7pm


Online Audition bookings now open. Click here and book your audition slot now

You can download the full info pack and audition form from this link, if you have any questions contact our Auditions Coordinator, Rhylee Nowell at


Being part of the cast of ‘Footloose’

Show fees are payable by all members of the cast. Show fees are primarily used to insure you against injury during your participation in the show, so it is very important for your own wellbeing that they are paid. The deadline for payment of fees is the second week of rehearsals. All cast members must become a member of MLOC Productions Inc.

The show fees for Footloose are as follows:

MLOC membership $40 ($30 concession)

Show fee is $25 ($20 concession)

T-shirt fee $35

There is also a $60.00 rehearsal material hire fee, $40.00 of which will be refunded when the material is cleaned and returned at the end of the show.

Cast members need to attend all rehearsals unless they are told specifically they are not required. Included in this pack is a rehearsal schedule. You need to let us know when you audition if you are already involved in some activity that will preclude you attending any of the scheduled rehearsals. This will allow the production team to plan around your absence. Being absent from too many rehearsals is not only unfair to your fellow cast members, but also may mean your exclusion from the show. In the event that you will be absent from a rehearsal due to sickness or some other unforeseen event, you can let the production team know via phone call or SMS.

There will be attendance sheets at each rehearsal and each show at the theatre which you will need to sign as you arrive. This is primarily for Occupational Health and Safety reasons. Should we need to evacuate the venue for any reason, we need to know who is present.

All cast members will receive a t-shirt as a part of the show fee, publicising the show. Hoodies and additional t-shirts will also be available for purchase. There will be flyers available which you can use to help publicise the show to your family and friends. Most non-professional companies such as MLOC rely heavily on the cast to sell tickets, so it’s in your interests to publicise the show as much as possible.

There are a range of social events which are being planned for the coming months, which we encourage you to partake in to allow you to get to know your fellow cast members.

Should you have skills in other areas, including set construction and painting, costuming, marketing, etc., we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for help with these aspects of producing our show.

There are certain members of the production team which you will get to know over the coming months.

Our production manager (Chris Ryan - 0412 013 882)is your first port of call if you need to talk about matters of a more administrative nature or relate to any general production.

I hope you enjoy your involvement with ‘Footloose’ and with our company.

Chris Ryan

MLOC President


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