Footlighters 2024 - “Footloose: Youth Edition”



Footlighters is the Franklin Public Schools middle school theater company. This year’s production is “Footloose: Youth Edition”.  New this year, the Lifelong Music Academy will oversee the registration and payment of all students who wish to participate.

Students may participate as actors, tech/crew, or both. Only those interested in performing need to come to Auditions. Tech/Crew aren’t usually involved until March.

Please read ALL the information on this page. At the bottom is a list of contacts for any questions.

  • 6th and 7th Grade Auditions are Monday, January 29, 2024 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm. 
    • See Auditions section below for more information.
  • 8th Grade Auditions are Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
    • See Auditions section below for more information.
  • Callbacks for all grades are Friday, February 2, 2024 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm.
  • Rehearsals begin Monday, February 5, 2024 at 2:30 pm. 
    • See Calendar / Rehearsals section below for more information.
  • Performances are Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 6:00 pm.
  • Cost is $125 for actors; $125 for actors also doing crew; $75 for tech/crew members.
    • Need-based scholarships are available. Please click here to view our policy.
  • Location for all Footlighters activity is Horace Mann Middle School.
  • Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up: please click for Important Policies and Information.
AUDITIONS (Performers only, not tech/crew):
There are no cuts in the Footlighters program. Everyone who wants to participate will participate. Auditions and callbacks are a learning experience for students and a way for the show’s directors to assign specific roles.

  • Students who would like any type of acting role (main, supporting, or ensemble) will prepare a monologue and a song. 
  • Students may inform the directors at the time of their audition if they are interested in being a part of the ensemble only, or only want a small speaking part.
  • Those wishing a bigger part may not indicate the specific role they are hoping to get.
There are multiple positions available for students interested in the technical and crew part of the show.
  • Click for a list of the FOOTLIGHTERS TECH OPPORTUNITIES.
  • Tech/crew students do not need to audition or come to the auditions. Once you sign up through the AUDITION & TECH INTAKE FORM, you are considered part of the show.
  • Tech/crew students are generally not expected to attend rehearsals until at least March.
  • Students in each tech/crew group will be given specific schedules by the show’s Technical Director.
  • The calendar above shows very generally when there are rehearsals or not.
  • Most rehearsals will begin at 2:30 pm. Some Wednesdays will start at 3:30 pm.
  • Not all students will be required to attend every rehearsal.
  • Each student, depending on their role/position, will have a different rehearsal schedule.
  • Students will receive through the FOOTLOOSE GOOGLE CLASSROOM a specific monthly (and sometimes weekly) schedule of their rehearsal days and times.
  • We are looking for 1-2 Parent Volunteers each rehearsal day to monitor the students in the Horace Mann Auditorium from 1:50 - 2:30 pm.
    • This is so students are supervised between school dismissal and rehearsal start.
    • Please click the PARENT VOLUNTEER FORM to sign up.
    • We will create a volunteer schedule and email it with information and instructions.
  • Click for the FOOTLIGHTERS 2024 POLICIES, which includes important information about student drop-off, where to enter the building, pick-up, and more.
Acting Auditions, Rehearsals:  Madison Harrington,

Singing Auditions, Music:  Brandon Santini,
Tech/Crew:  Ryan Fitzgerald,
Registration, Tuition, Scholarships, Other:
 Sheila Darcey,