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.
Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig
directed by Allison Folmar
Auditions: August 18 & 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
Performances: October 18-27, 2019
About the Show: Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervillesinto a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
a holiday play with music
directed by Quinn Wrench
Auditions: October 6 & 8, 2019 at 6:00pm
Performances: December 6-15, 2019
About the Show: The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!"
Driving Miss Daisy
directed by Russell Kacer
Auditions: December 15 & 17, 2019 at 6:00pm
Performances: February 7-16, 2020
About the Show: The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple.
Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop & Production
Disney's Frozen JR.
directed by Hailey Roberson
Auditions & Registration: May 17 & 19, 2020 at 6:00pm
Program details to be announced at a later date.
Performances: June 25-28, 2020
About the Show: Frozen JR.is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR.is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
The Addams Family
a new musical comedy
directed by Rachel Helmick
Auditions: May 24 & 26, 2020 at 6:00pm
Performances: July 31 – August 16, 2020
About the Show: The Addams Familyfeatures an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.