Auditioning at Footlite

Join the fun by auditioning for a show at Footlite Musicals. Our auditions are open to all members of the community, and Encore Association-eligible shows are never pre-cast. Footlite is an 100% volunteer community theatre. Our actors, designers, crew and orchestra are not paid. The audition process is different for each show, so please look for the contact listed if you have questions about a particular production.


FOOTLITE MUSICALS announces open auditions for Singin’ in the Rain, a main stage production for the 2018 -2019 season.

The staff is seeking an ethnically diverse cast of actors. Open auditions for this production are Sunday, December 2nd at 6:00pm and Monday, December 3rd at 7:00pm. Callbacks will take place on Saturday, December 8th at 1:00pm. Please plan to arrive by the audition start time. Auditions will take place at the Hedback Community Theater, home of Footlite Musicals, 1847 North Alabama Street in Indianapolis. Please be sure to bring a list of your conflicts to the audition. If you have a conflict with the audition dates, please contact the producer or director ASAP to arrange an audition.

Come to the audition dressed to impress. Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than Singin’ in the Rain. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to read from the script and bring clothes/shoes to dance (including tap shoes if you have them).

A free dance audition workshop will be offered Monday, November 26th and Thursday, November 29th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm in the Footlite annex at 1835 North New Jersey Street (across the Footlite parking lot).

Rehearsals will begin in mid-December and will be in the evening during the week, with some rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays. No rehearsals on Fridays. Production dates are March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 of 2019. There is no participation fee to be involved!

To learn more about Footlite, visit us at www.footlite.org. To learn more about this show, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Footlite. Footlite is an all-volunteer, non-Equity community theatre.

Questions? Contact director Kathleen Clarke Horrigan at kathleenhorrigan@aol.com or producer Amy Douglas at amyjodouglas@gmail.com.

About Singin’ in the Rain

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay, Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers. In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen. Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

Role Breakdown

Zelda Zanders: A flapper socialite and actress on her ninth marriage, she is Lina’s friend and informant.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 30 to 40

R.F. Simpson: A successful, magnanimous, film producer. He leads the other characters in creating a new movie musical.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 50 to 65

Roscoe Dexter: A famous film director with theatrical mannerisms and tendencies. Frequently frazzled and works with Lina and Don.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 30 to 50

Cosmo Brown: A wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films. Don’s best friend and former dance partner.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Lina Lamont: A slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice. She is Don’s regular co-star.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Don Lockwood: A suave Hollywood actor and dancer. Cosmo’s best friend and Lina’s regular co-star.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Rod: An excitable film agent bordering on manic. He works for Simpson.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 35 to 45

Kathy Selden: An earnest, talented actress with wit and charm. She falls in love with Don and performs as Lina’s speaking and singing voice.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Production Singer: The lead tenor in Monumental Pictures’ first movie musical.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Miss Dinsmore: Lina’s vocal coach. She is the “mother hen” type with caring affection for the younger performers.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 45 to 55

Ensemble: Dancers, Movie Stars, Film Crew, Actors