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

 


 

The Odd Couple

a comedy

by Neil Simon

directed by Quinn Wrench

 

Auditions: August 27 & 29, 2017 at 6:00pm

Performances: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2017

 

Character Descriptions >>

 

About the Show: Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit, and the Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same!

 


 

Always…Patsy Cline

presented by Texasgulf Federal Credit Union

a musical

based on a true story

created and originally directed by Ted Swindley

presented by special arrangement with Ted Swindley Prouductions, Inc.

directed by Russell Kacer

 

Auditions: November 12 & 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

Performances: February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018

 

About the Show: Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.  The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits, such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all.  The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline."

 


 

Lend Me a Tenor

a comedy

by Ken Ludwig

presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

directed by Reagan Wrench

 

Auditions: February 18 & 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Performances: April 27, 28, 29 & May 4, 5, 6, 2018

 

About the Show: Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway, this madcap screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave you teary-eyed with laughter.

 


 

Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop & Production

Shrek The Musical, JR.

presented by Roberson Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.

music by Jeanine Tesori

book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

directed by Hailey Roberson

 

Auditions & Registration: May 6 & 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

Participants must be ages 6-16 at audition date

The number of participants will be limited

$50 registration fee required to cover t-shirts, snacks, and supplies

Performances: June 28, 29, 30 & July 1, 2018

Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

 

Abpout the Show: Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

 


 

The Wizard of Oz

a musical

by L. Frank Baum

adapted by Frank Gabrielson

with music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score

by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

background music by Herbert Stothart

presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

directed by Darin Mielke

 

Auditions: May 20 & 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

Performances: August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2018

 

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister... but are now on Dorothy's feet. Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.

 


 

2018 Character Breakfast

Auditions for the 2018 Character Breakfast will be held at 6:30pm at the Plaza Theatre on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  Interested individuals should come to auditions prepared to meet the director and determine if there is a complementing character.  Comfortable clothes should be worn to auditions because individuals may be asked to perform some simple movements and dance steps.