Directed by Meribeth Reeves
Auditions: May 13-14, 2021
We will be casting one Teen (12-19) cast
Auditions will be held on-line in a ZOOM format. The audition link will be sent to registrants the day before the audition. Each person will have an individual timeslot. Please make sure that you can join the Zoom link.
Please prepare a Broadway style song to sing at your audition. One minute maximum.
Please also prepare a one minute monologue.
Please send us your audition form, theater resume & headshot (optional) to
Please have a recorded accompaniment loaded to play on your device. No acapella.
AUDITION TIMES sign up for one 5-minute slot for Thursday, May 13 between 5:30 and 9:30p.m. or Friday, May 14 between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Make doubly sure that you input your email correctly so you get the link. We are aware that some times have two slots as we think we can go faster than 5 minutes per audition.
CALLBACKS by invitation will take place at the theater in person on Saturday, May 15 from 2-6pm.
Performances and rehearsals will be live in person at Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. Suite #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085. COVID safely precautions will be adhered to during all rehearsals and performances appropriate from the guidance of our health officials. Performances are July 23 through August 8, 2021. There is a $150 production fee for everyone cast in the show due in full by May 31, 2021.
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town in Texas, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. 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 pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
Ren McCormack: Male, Tenor. Energetic, emotional, rebellious, likeable; emotes his pain through quirky sarcasm and dance; strong dancer.
Reverend Shaw Moore: Male, Baritone. The powerful, traditional local church leader; strict, stern, and solemn, still struggling with the death of his son.
Ariel Moore: Female, Mezzo-Pop. Smart, a bit of the bad girl with an edge, sweet, the rebellious minister’s daughter; role requires strong belt, must be a strong singer/dancer.
Vi Moore: Female, Soprano. Reverend Moore’s loving, supportive, resilient wife.
Rusty: Female, Great soprano/pop voice. Ariel’s friend; a bit scatterbrained, sweet, fun, knows everything about everything; role requires strong belt, strong comedic timing and dance.
Willard Hewitt: Male, Tenor. A simple country bumpkin with a warm heart and a big smile; comedic timing and dance a must.
Ethel McCormack: Female, Soprano. Ren’s mother; had a tough go, just trying to make it…would do anything for her son.
Chuck Cranston: Male, Tenor. The local bad boy and Ariel’s boyfriend.
Urleen: Female, Mezzo/Alto. Ariel’s friend; the smart one of the group; role requires strong belt, comedic timing, and dance.
Wendy Jo: Female, Mezzo. Ariel’s friend; strong belt, comedic timing, and dance required.
Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): ALL GENDERS and ALL ETHNICITIES. Townspeople, students; strong character people for many roles (listed below); chorus singing, and dancing parts.
Coach Roger Dunbar
Gym teacher Eleanor Dunbar - Roger’s Wife
Lyle – Chuck’s buddy
Travis - Chuck’s buddy
Principal Harry Clark
Betty Blast – Owner of the Burger Blast
Jeter – Ren’s friend
Bickle – Ren’s friend
Garvin – Ren’s friend
High School Students