Audition Notice: Forever Plaid

Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Directed by Devery Holmes and Produced by James Laguna and Christy Miller

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday; May 12th through May 14th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
July 5 through August 3, 2013, at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening

Audition Requirements: 

Come prepared with a Broadway-style song or something in the 1950s style of the show that showcases the character's personality. Callbacks will consist of learning a 4-part harmony song from the show, a dance routine and reading from the script.  Piano and CD player will be available. No á cappella auditions.  All those auditioning are encouraged to provide an 8x10 photo and a résumé of their onstage experience when registering for auditions.  These photos will become the property of the Conejo Players Theatre. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.  Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. No appointment necessary. Open Call Auditions (Looking to cast two Plaid groups – a younger cast and an older cast). There is NO PAY.

Plot Summary: 

On their way to their first big concert, a singing quartet of young men – The Plaids – are killed in a car accident. Due to the alignment of space and time, The Plaids are able to return to Earth for one final concert. In between telling the stories of their lives, The Plaids perform some of the greatest hits from the 1950s, including “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Shangri-La,” “Crazy ’bout Ya Baby,” and “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.” Once they’ve performed their one great show, The Plaids happily resume their journey back to Heaven. Visit www.conejoplayers.org for more details.

For More Information: 

Call or Text the Director at (818/439-1420) or email any questions to devery@sparkam.com.

Character Breakdown: 

FRANKIE: Second tenor-Lyric Baritone. The leader, confident but humble, and always taking care of the rest of the group. He has asthma, which occasionally acts up if the tempo is too fast or if the choreography is too intense. Despite being humble, he is a "Romantic Crooner."
 
SPARKY: Baritone. He is the clown and is always looking to crack a joke. He wears a retainer and has a slight lisp or speech impediment. Despite his speech, he loves telling stories and relishes every word he says. Also, he often repeats himself because of how fast he speaks.
 
JINX: Tenor. He is shy, and always terrified of being on stage. He often forgets what song or dance move is next. He is Sparky’s stepbrother. The other members of the group are very protective of him. He gets an occasional nose bleed when he sings above an ‘A.’
 
SMUDGE: Bass. He worries about everything from the props, to the running order, to the audience not liking him. Suffers from a chronic nervous stomach, and is very reluctant to perform. He is also dyslexic, and wears glasses. Underneath his glasses, however, is a great deal of good looks and sex appeal.
 
** All of these characters need to be seen as "real" people and not as a caricature. Age range: appear to be 18 - 50. All body types, races, & ethnicities are welcome to audition.