The GJHP Musical returns with the hit musical Footloose, directed and choreographed by Samara Harand! The GJHP Musical is a NO-CUT program and is open to all Glencoe students in 6th-8th Grade!



January 5 - May 1, 2022

Open to all Glencoe 6th-8th Graders!

$575 FEE | Scholarships Available


Audition Workshop: Wednesday, January 5, 3:30-5:45

Auditions: January 10 OR 11, 3:30-4:45 OR 4:30-5:45

Callbacks: January 13, 3:30pm-6:30pm

The Cast List will be posted Sunday, January 16 at 3pm

First Rehearsal & Parent Meeting: January 24, 2022

Rehearsals: Mon, Wed & Thurs, 3:30-5:45 (later in April)

Weekend Rehearsals: April 9, 23 & 24 (Times TBD)

Dress/Tech Rehearsals: April 25-27, 3:30-8 (Times TBD)

Performances: April 28 - May 1, 2022 (Thurs & Fri @ 7pm,  Sat @ 3pm, Sun @ 1pm - Call Time 2 hours before curtain!)


  • Download an Information Packet HERE. Audition materials will be available starting December 3.

  • Participants must be registered for the program to receive audition materials and choose a timeslot. 

  • If you drop from the program before January 19, you will receive a full refund but incur a $25 fee.

  • If you drop from the program after January 19, your refund will be prorated and you will incur a $25 fee.

  • This program will be presented under COVID protocols set by District 35.

  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required but strongly suggested.

  • Unvaccinated participants must submit to weekly testing by the school or a medical professional.

  • Updated COVID-19 policies will be addressed at the Informational Meeting on December 1.

  • Note about Attendance & Absences: A full schedule covering the duration of the program will be distributed on January 24. Cast members may not be called every day or for the entire time! We will do our best to work around one approved, standing conflict per week (that must be noted on the Conflict Sheet you will turn in at auditions). This is more difficult to accommodate for lead roles and may be taken under consideration during casting. Due to our tight rehearsal schedule, we cannot cast students who have more than once-a-week conflicts. Absences beyond what is noted on the Conflict Sheet will be considered unexcused. Three unexcused absences may result in the loss or reduction of a role.

  • Attendance is mandatory at all scheduled tech & dress rehearsals and all performances.

  • Academic & School Attendance Policy: Per Central School policy, to be eligible to participate in Footloose (attend auditions, rehearsals, performances, or other program-related activities) students must be passing all of their classes with a C or better, attend a complete day of school (8:20am-3:24pm) and participate in all classes. Special cases are subject to individual review. (Example: An exception may be made for partial school attendance due to an appointment previously approved by the school.)


One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. 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. When the Reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid.


To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and 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.


Featuring such hits as "Let's Hear it for the Boy," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Almost Paradise,” and more, Footloose will please audiences of all ages. With its large cast size, numerous upbeat ensemble numbers, and relatable themes, all 6th-8th graders are encouraged to audition for the show!

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If you have questions, please email

*The GJHP production of Footloose is subject to licensing availability and will follow COVID protocols established by District 35.*