Everybody cut loose!  

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.

Footloose is a full-length production presented in two acts.  It is rated PG for mild use of profanity.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC)    Dress rehearsals and performances will be in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College (CGA).

  • June 10-13 9:00 am-4:00 pm Rehearsal TUMC

  • June 17-20 9:00 am-4:00 pm Rehearsal TUMC

  • June 24, 25 9:00 am-5:00 pm Rehearsal TUMC

  • June 26 9:00 am-5:00 pm Dress Rehearsal CGA

  • June 27 9:00 am-5:00 pm Dress Rehearsal CGA followed by 7:00 pm PERFORMANCE

  • June 28 9:30 am CALL TIME for 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm PERFORMANCES

Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.


Audition Information

Auditions will be open-house style at Trinity United Methodist Church between 3:00 and 6:00 PM, on May 22, 2019.    Callbacks will be the following afternoon at Trinity UMC between 3:30 and 5:30 PM.  The callback list will be posted on our web site and on our Facebook page soon after auditions are complete.

Remember, the purpose of auditioning for a stageGR production is not to determine whether you will be in the show, but to identify what role is best suited for your vocal and acting range.  No resume is required.

On audition day, please be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of any musical theater song, a'capella.    At auditions, callbacks and rehearsals, wear comfortable, modest clothing that you can easily move and dance in.   Most of all, prepare to have fun.

Break a leg!


Trinity United Methodist Church  

1100 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids MI


Open to all 2019 high school graduates, and students who will be entering 9th through 12th grade in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.