Auditions


“Forever Plaid”

Audition Dates:
Monday, July 22 or Tuesday July 23.  7.00PM -?

Auditions at St Mary’s High School (142 Laverack Ave,  Lancaster, NY 14086)
Appointments are Necessary!
The show is part of the “Theatre on Main” season at the Village of Williamsville Meeting House

Show dates November 8th – 17th (6 shows)

Call Backs Saturday July 27. 10am

Casting  4m

Please email Resume and Photo to Rockinghorse06@msn.com for an appointment

 

Please prepare 1 song and be prepared to read from the Script
Sides will be provided soon after appointment confirmation.

Director – Leigha Eichhorn
Music Director – Cindy Bottoms-Noller
Choreographer – Daniel Doctor
Assistant Director – Jill Rich
Production Manager  – Deb Rennicks
Costumes – Janet Ziehl
Sets – Chuck Ziehl

Synopsis:
Forever Plaid is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony ‘guy groups’ that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. This quartet of high-school chums, and their earnest dreams of recording an album, ended (symbolically, and even literally) in death, when their cherry red ’54 Mercury collided with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The girls were fine. The play begins with the wondrous and wondering Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory

 

Character Breakdown  (Ages can be adjusted)
Francis
The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident. Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.
Gender: male / Age: 20 to 35 / Vocal range top: B5 / Vocal range bottom: F3
Sparky
The clown of the group, who is shown to have a heart. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever.
Gender: male / Age: 20 to 35 / Vocal range top: G5 / Vocal range bottom: F3
Jinx
The shy one. He lives his life terrified and doesn’t always remember what song comes next. Sparky’s step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A.
Gender: male / Age: 20 to 35 / Vocal range top: C6 / Vocal range bottom: F3
Smudge
The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won’t like him. Has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hides his good looks and sex appeal.
Gender: male / Age: 20 to 35 / Vocal range top: G5 / Vocal range bottom: F3