Forever Plaid Auditions will be held Saturday, October 20th, 1pm – 5pm at Town Hall Arts Center (Littleton, CO)
Call backs will be Monday, October 22nd from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
If invited to callbacks, please wear appropriate clothing and be prepared to move.
Director and Choreographer: Nick Sugar
Music Director: Donna Debreceni
Production Stage Manager: Steven Neale
Rehearsals will begin December 2, 2012 with an opening night of January 11th, running through February 10, 2013.
Please be aware that there will be rehearsals over the holiday season.
Performances are typically Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees, with some Wednesday and Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees.
Experienced actors with strong vocal and harmony skills, as well as, acting, comedic and dance skills are needed for the following roles:
Francis: The leader and caretaker of the group, Francis has the most confidence. He takes care of his fellow Plaids and makes sure everyone knows where they’re supposed to be and what is supposed to happen next. He is also the connection between the audience and the guys. He has asthma, which acts up whenever numbers are too fast or the choreography gets too energetic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group.
Sparky: The “cut-up” of the group, Sparky is always looking for ways to crack jokes. He is very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. He wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment or lisp. Even though he is energetic and clever, he cares for his stepbrother, Jinx. He sings with a joyous bravura and loves to perform. He loves to tell stories and relishes every word. He is the comic engine of the show.
Jinx: The shy one, Jinx is usually terrified. He doesn’t always remember what songs come next or what the next move is. He is Sparky’s stepbrother and there is a little sibling rivalry going on between them. He occasionally gets a nose bleed when he sings above an A. He lives his life terrified. He was abused and beaten. He is only in the group because he sings the high notes beautifully. The others are very protective of him.
Smudge: The worrier, Smudge worries about the props and the running order and always assumes that the audience won’t like him. He has a chronic nervous stomach and is very reluctant to perform. He is also very clumsy. Smudge never enjoys or appreciates what he has. He always worries about what is coming up and regrets what is past.
Prepare: 24 -32 bars of music and a one minute comedic monologue in the style of the show.
· Sheet music for piano accompanist in the correct key (no CDs or a cappella singing will be accepted)
· Current headshot
· Theatrical resume
· Must be over 18
Please be familiar with the show. All positions paid.
All auditions are by appointment only.
Town Hall Arts Center
2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120
Please contact Lindsey at LBenge@townhallartscenter.com or 303-794-2787 x 5 for audition time.