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.
A Christmas Story
presented in memory of Jeanene D. Merka
adapted by Philip Grecian
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
Directed by Quinn Wrench
Auditions: October 18 & 20, 2020 at 6:00pm
Performances: December 4 - 13, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $15
Recommended for general audiences
About the Show: Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.
- RALPH as an adult. A story teller. Also plays: THE COWBOY, THE TREE LOT OWNER, THE DELIVERY MAN, THE VOICE OF A NEIGHBOR
- RALPHIE PARKER nine years old
- MOTHER Ralph's mother
- THE OLD MAN his father
- RANDY Ralph's little brother
- MISS SHIELDS Ralph's teacher
- FLICK friend and classmate. Also plays DESPERADO ONE
- SCHWARTZ friend and classmate. Also plays DESPERADO TWO
- ESTHER JANE ALBERRY classmate
- HELEN WEATHERS a classmate
- SCUT FARKUS a bully. Also plays BLACK BART
- SANTA CLAUS a jolly old elf; heard, never seen