Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross
Directed by Mike Larochelle, Vocal Direction and Choreography by Brenda Larochelle
Accompanied By David Bird on PianoIt Synopsis: “1960’s male harmony quartet Forever Plaid returns from the hereafter to perform the show they never got to before they met their untimely demise. Featuring such great 50’s & 60’s hits like “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Cry”, “Sixteen Tons” and “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing”, “Forever Plaid” is sure-fire family fun for music and theater lovers of all ages.
Audition Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21 1:00pm
Performance Dates: January 17, 18, 19 20, 25, 26, 27
(additional Club dates possible)
Rehearsals dates and times to be determined based on actor availability but may begin as early as late October / early November to best work around the holiday.
* Auditionees are asked to bring two songs of contrasting style that show off their vocal range. Musical theatre selections and/or 50-60s selections in the style of the show are all appropriate and welcome. You MAY sing songs from “Forever Plaid” if you prefer, though it is not required. A score from the show will be available for accompaniment.
* Please bring sheet music in the correct key or your own prerecorded accompaniment. All auditionees will also be taught a short dance audition, so dress for movement.
* Auditionees may be asked to cold read from the script. You may be asked to stay to read additional scenes. This may also happen at callbacks.
* There will be callbacks – schedule tbd.
Needed – 4 Males – Characters:
Frankie 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. Age: 18-30. Vocal range top: B5 / 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. Age: 18-30. Vocal range top: D6 / bottom: F3
Sparky The clown of the group. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever. Age: 18-30. Vocal range top: G5 /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. Age: 18-30. Vocal range top: G5 /bottom: F3
For more info, contact Director Mike Larochelle by text at 440-570-5367 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 and Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 Performance dates March 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Directed by Kristina Rivera
Looking for 14-16 cast members for this special and unique children’s tale. There is an opportunity for multiple roles in this show. Some puppetry work will also be used. Imagination, character voices and creative stage movement will be required.
Cast of Characters:
Fern: precocious young girl who defends and befriends Wilbur, the runt of a litter of pigs, on her family’s farm.
John Arable: Fern’s pragmatic father. With encouragement from Fern’s mother, his wife, he allows Fern to care for Wilbur the pig.
Martha Arable: John’s wife. Fern’s mother. Warm and caring and encouraging. Sways John to let Fern keep the pig.
Avery Arable: Fern’s brother. Following in their father’s footsteps, typical brother/ sister relationship with Fern.
Homer Zuckerman: Fern’s Uncle. Kind man that takes Wilbur the pig in. Excited and interested in what will happen with Wilbur.
Edith Zuckerman: Fern’s Aunt. Also excited about Wilbur. Loves her family and s stands by her husband.
Lurvy: a simple man. Hired hand on the farm.
Wilbur: a pig. Runt of the litter. Originally destined for death until Fern saves him. Wants to be loved.
Templeton: a rat. A sneaky trickster with a heart of gold.
Charlotte: a spider. Loving, calming, protective, motherly. Goes to great cost to help save Wilbur.