Auditions at the Plaza

 

Anyone who has an interest in any aspect of theater is encouraged to attend auditions at the Plaza.  We are always looking for new faces, and whether you are a seasoned actor or community theatre has always been on your bucket-list, we would love to meet you and have you join the Plaza family.  We also encourage anyone interested in technical theatre (lights, sounds, stage management, costuming, etc.) to come to auditions.

 

 

What should I expect when I'm auditioning for a play?  Expect the unexpected. Currently you do not need to prepare a monologue. We will probably ask you to read from the script. Let the director know if you are interested in a specific role. Reading from the script gives us an idea of who you are as a person and if we would be able to cast in you in a specific role. We may have you read a variety of roles to get a better understanding of your capabilities as an actor.

 

What should I expect when I'm auditioning for a musical?  When auditioning for a musical expect the same scenario as an audition for a play, but you will also need to have a musical selection prepared.  Accompaniment is not normally provided at auditions, so please bring an instrumental-only accompaniment CD unless you plan to sing without accompaniment.

 

What should I sing?  Something that shows you off.  We prefer show tunes, and your selection doesn?t have to be from the show you are auditioning for.  Pick something you like to sing, something you feel comfortable singing and --most important--something you can sing. If you find yourself having trouble reaching a note or two in a piece, you probably want to think about having it transposed or finding another selection.

 

 

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

 



Clue: On Stage


Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Additional Material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin, and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by David Abbinanti
By special arrangement with the Araca Group, Work Light Productions, and Michel Barra/Lively McCabe Entertainment
Directed by Reagan Wrench & Darin Mielke
 
Auditions: December 13 & 15, 2020 at 6:00pm
Performances: February 5 - 14, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
 
About the Show: It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

 


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

 

Auditions for Clue: On Stage will be held in person at the Plaza Theatre.  Social distancing protocols will be in place.  Please register in advance to audition.

 

 

Setting: New England, 1954
Maximum cast: 15

 

Character Descriptions

  • *Wadsworth (Traditional British dialect) – the butler, narrates & participates in the action, drives the play
  • *Colonel Mustard –pompous, dense military man, often misinterprets words
  • *Professor Plum – an academic Romeo, arrogant
  • *Mr. Green – Timid, yet officious rule follower. Klutzy and anxious. 
  •  Mr. Boddy – slick, James Bond type
  •  Motorist – kindly gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell
  • *Miss Scarlet – Hollywood glamorous, dry, sarcastic, cynical
  • *Mrs. Peacock – churchgoing wife of a Senator, batty, neurotic, quick to hysteria
  • *Mrs. White – pale, morbid, stoic, may or may not be the murderer of her 5 ex-husbands?
  • *Yvette (French dialect)– sexy French maid with her own secret aspirations 
  • Cop – concerned for the motorist’s whereabouts & suspicious of “the group” 
  • Cook – a threatening presence
  • Singing Telegram Girl/Reporter – cute, perky tap dancer/asks “whodunit?”
  • Swings to play roles with no lines:
  • “Dark Figures” who murder the victims 
  • Agents who help catch the culprit

*indicates the main players