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The BAM High School & College Summer Mainstage offers a full scale production experience designed for students wishing to participate in a high level performance program. Auditions typically are held in May, with rehearsals commencing mid-May! Performances are the final weekend of June.



Music by Tom Snow

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Stage Adaptation by 

Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Based on the original screenplay by 

Dean Pitchford

Additional Music by

Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

BAM is thrilled to be producing FOOTLOOSE

for its 2023 High School & College Summer Mainstage Production!

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 16, 2023!

Throughout the month of May, rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5 - 9pm. In June, rehearsals will be held Monday - Friday from 5 - 9pm.


June 22 - 25, 2023

Auditions & Rehearsals will take place at

Avenue Christian Church (5750 Holmes Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL).

Performances will take place at Nazareth Academy (1209 W Ogden Ave, La Grange Park, IL).

Tuition: $550

(Additional Costume Fee - estimated $125 - due after rehearsals commence.)

View BAM's tuition policy.

Andrew Goldbranson - Follow My Lead Scholarship Info

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BAM's Stage Crew Summer Program provides a thorough introduction to theater production. Led by industry professionals, participants gain hands-on training in set construction, lighting design, sound engineering, prop management, and stage management. Through interactive projects, students develop technical skills, equipment operation, troubleshooting, and teamwork. Ideal for those passionate about behind-the-scenes work and eager to explore the exciting world of theatrical stage crew.

Footloose Stage Crew is open to students entering Grades 8 - 12.

Program Dates:

Tuesday, June 13, 6 - 8pm

Thursday, June 15, 5 - 9pm

Sunday, June 18, Load-in (Time TBD), 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Monday, June 19, 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Tuesday, June 20, 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Wednesday, June 21, 5 - 9pm (Tech)

Thursday, June 22, 5pm Call, 7pm Performance

Friday, June 23, 5pm Call, 7pm Performance

Saturday, June 24, 5pm Call, 7pm Performance

Sunday, June 25, 12pm Call, 7pm Performance, Strike

Call times may be adjusted as needed. The Stage Crew for Footloose will serve as BAM's pilot stage crew program. Tuition will be waived for all stage crew participants in this session. 

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