Footloose auditions are approaching

Published 3:41 pm Saturday, May 6, 2023


RESERVE — St. John Theatre has provided St. John and the surrounding parishes with live theatre experiences since 1981. The 42nd season will be no exception as St. John Theatre presents FOOTLOOSE The Musical as its summer production.

If you want to dance, dance dance this summer, join the SJT family for FOOTLOOSE.

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, 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.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

There will be an informational meeting May 8 at 6:30 p.m. with auditions May 9, 10, 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Theatre, 115 West 4th Street in Reserve. Callbacks will be May 13 at 6:30 pm.

Ages 15 and up invited to audition.

You must fill out the google form located on in order to audition.

For more information, please email the director –