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, Ren 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 15 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.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26th @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Bell Cultural Events Center MidAmerica Nazarene University :

2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899

Show Notes:

Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
9:00 - 1:00

Audition/Callback Location:
Lenexa United Methodist Church                                  
9138 Caenen Lake Road                                                                
Lenexa, KS  66215

Audition Information Sheet
Conflict Sheet

This production is recommended for students ages 12-18.

Please Note:  If cast in the roles of Ren, Willard, Ariel, or Rusty you will be needed for Gala rehearsals and  the Gala performance on March 30. We will also need some ensemble members (to be determined) for the Gala performance.

**Please Note: we will not have an accompanist available for auditions, so please bring music on an iphone or ipad

Video Submissions: In person auditions are strongly encouraged for the benefit of both you and our directing teams, however, we understand families sometimes have conflicts with our audition dates. If you would like to submit a video audition you may film a video of your student singing 60 seconds or less of a song of their choice and, if applicable, them dancing 60 seconds or less of a choreographed routine. The audition video should be emailed to the production coordinator for the specific show in which you are auditioning no later than the day of the audition by 12:00 noon. 

Artistic Team:
Director: Andrew Milbourn
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Tyler MacSweeney
Music Director: Katy Ellis-Slankard
Choreographer: April Okken

West Production Coordinator:
Wendy Poling