children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company


Footloose, the musical based off the hit film, is a story about finding where you belong, and helping others in ways you didn’t think possible. Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to the small town of Bomont and right away finds that he does not fit in. But, with courage, heart, and some killer dance moves, Ren finds that you can help people in the most extraordinary ways, just by helping them see a different side of things.

Auditions July 6-7, 6-9 pm
Callbacks July 11

Rehearsals start July 18th and will take place Monday through Thursday evenings.

Auditions and callbacks will take place at the arts center of Elgin Community College. Auditions are open to cast members 9th grade through age 20. Pre-registration is required. For your audition: please come with one minute or 16 bars of a prepared musical theatre piece. Bring sheet music for yourself if needed, and for the accompanist. There will also be a dance portion of the audition, so wear appropriate shoes. No monologue is required. 

Participation in the show is $260. Payment plans and multi-sibling discounts are available upon show registration, and a limited number of funds are available for scholarships. Please email to inquire about scholarships. College credit is available to cast members 16 years old and up.

We are required by Elgin Community College to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test every seven days for each cast member. An upload link will be sent to you upon audition registration. 

Show Dates:
Sept 9-11 & 16-18, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College

Please call 847-214-7152 or email with any questions. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your audition!