Kick Off Those Shoes, and CUT LOOSE!

Brace yourselves, all of you rebels and rockstars, because this Fall’s Mainstage Musical is FOOTLOOSE, the most explosive 80s dance musical since…well since the 80s!
When Ren and his mother move to a small farming town, Ren is prepared to adjust to a new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the overly strict local laws, including a complete ban on dancing.  Driven by young love, Ren ignites a teenage rebellion to bring dancing and prom back to Bomont High.
Set to the rockin’ 80s hits of it’s Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (Holding Out for a Hero, Let’s Hear It For the Boy, Footloose, etc.) and amplified by dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the teenage rockstar in all of us.
Vocals: All the harmonies | Dance: A ton of fun choreo


Basic tuition to participate in an AWT Mainstage Musical is $550. Newbies get a $50 discount. Participants can pay tuition all at once or in three monthly installments.  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The first ten sign ups will receive a free AWT t-shirt or tank top! See below for details.

Worried about tuition? Check out AWT’s CrewNer program to learn how you can receive major discounts on tuition in exchange for behind-the-scenes contribution.  Learn more here.

Please note: the schedule below is subject to change.


Below is the rehearsal and performance schedule for Footloose! Rehearsals are generally held one night per week and one afternoon per weekend for eight weeks. As there are two casts, you will be assigned to rehearse on Tuesday OR Thursday evenings depending on which cast you are placed in. During the first week of rehearsals, you will receive a detailed schedule that specifies exactly what dates and times you will be needed.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list up to three rehearsal conflicts. Once rehearsals begin, participants may miss up to two additional undisclosed rehearsal. After that, it is up to the discretion of the creative team whether or not a participant’s role must be reassigned.

NOTE: the schedule below is subject to change



The Sirovich Auditorium
331 East 12th Street
(between First & Second Ave)
New York, NY 10003


The York Theatre
619 Lexington Ave
(Entrance @ 54th Street)
New York, NY 10022

Creative Team


Whitney Stone


Justin Ramos

Music Director

Ellen Estallo

Associate Music Director


Footloose is now open! The first ten sign ups will receive a free AWT t-shirt or tank top!


Basic Tuition in Full


One payment of $550


$550.00 Add to cart


Basic Tuition Installments


Three monthly payments of $195


$195.00 / month for 3 months Sign Up Now


Newbie Tuition in Full


One payment of $500

Use Coupon Code NEWBIE  

$550.00 Add to cart


Newbie Tuition Installments


Three monthly payments of $178

Use Coupon Code NEWBIE-SUB  

$195.00 / month for 3 months Sign Up Now


CrewNer Application


Tuition Discounts Available!

Apply here!

Newbie Sampler

New to AfterWork Theater? We know signing up for new experiences can be scary. That’s why we are offering newbies a 100% money back guarantee if they choose to withdraw from the show before the end of Launch Day Part II. After two full days with us, if you decide this experience isn’t for you then you’ve made zero commitments, financial or otherwise. This is the one and only exception to our refund policy (posted below). A “newbie” is defined as someone who has never participated in a paid AWT program.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify, newbies must request to withdraw via email to prior to the completion of Launch Day Part II. They may not postpone their refund request until the cast list is published. Once Launch Day Part II is over, they are no longer entitled to a refund for any reason.

Refund Policy

With the single exception of the “Newbie Sampler” policy, all AfterWork Theater tuition is completely non-refundable.  Participants who withdraw from a program prior to Launch Day may apply to re-purpose their tuition toward a future program no more than one calendar year from Launch Day of the initial program purchased.  The ability to repurpose tuition may be granted by application only and is not guaranteed.  Participants who withdraw after Launch Day – including the very next day – are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program. Participants who fail to attend Launch Day without notice for any reason are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program.