Mon, Oct 11 | Osceola Arts

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings - Auditions

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Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings - Auditions

Time & Location

Oct 11, 6:00 PM – Oct 12, 10:00 PM
Osceola Arts, 2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744, USA

About the Event

Osceola Arts is excited to celebrate the Holiday Season with Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings! 

Directed by: Michael Knight

Assistant Director: Russell Stephens

Music Director: Chris Burns

Choreographer: Casey Tregeagle

Seeking Non-Union actors. All roles paid. Seeking Actors & Singers who move well for four male-identifying roles.

All Actors are welcomed and urged to attend. We commit to practicing diverse and inclusive casting without regard to disability, race, age, color, National origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Actors should come prepared with 16-24 bars of a barbershop-esque song. An accompanist will be provided. Actors are required to provide their own sheet music. Actors will also be asked to perform a monologue that will be provided prior to the audition. Monologues do not need to be memorized, but please be very familiar and make character and delivery choices.

Actors will also be required to perform a short movement piece. Please bring comfortable & appropriate clothing to your audition. 

Auditions will be held in-person at Osceola Arts on Monday, October 11th and Tuesday, October 12th from 6-10pm.

Actors may be asked to attend callbacks after their audition. Callbacks will be held in-person at Osceola Arts on Thursday, October 14th at 6pm.

Audition appointments are available per hour. You will receive an email confirmation with your approved audition time and additional audition details, including Covid safety measures, during the week of October 4th. 

Rehearsals: October 25th – November 27th

Tech Week: Sunday, November 28th – Thursday, December 2nd

Performances: Fri, December 3rd - Sun, December 19th. 7:30pm & 2:00pm shows (10 performances)

If you have any questions or need to cancel/reschedule an appointment please email auditions@osceolaarts.org.

Description: 

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings offers the best of Forever Plaid, tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.

At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren't sure why they've returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven-second version of The Ed Sullivan Show – this time, featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, as well as a Plaid Caribbean Christmas that puts the "Day-O" in Excelsis!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Frankie

The leader and caretaker of the group. He gently but firmly keeps everyone on track. Confident, however, it isn’t always backed up by substance. He’s a fake it till you make it kind of guy, though he is capable! He’s asthmatic. He is really the heart of the group, not a big jokester, but he has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.

BARITONE

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. There is a charming immaturity to him-- he could be a grown-up if he wanted to, but he sure doesn’t. He thinks he’s funnier than he is, but he definitely enjoys entertaining, even if it’s only himself. When it’s time to get serious, he can focus up, but taking things seriously just isn’t his modus operandi. Energetic and clever.

TENOR

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Jinx

The shy, nervous one. He lives his life terrified and doesn't always remember what song comes next. He’s incredibly awkward and often has trouble finding the words he’s supposed to say-- or any words at all. He seems to be surprised they even want him there. Sparky's step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A. But when he is on, he is ON, and he becomes a superstar as soon as he gets in the zone.

TENOR

Vocal range top: D6

Vocal range bottom: F3

Smudge

The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him, but it comes out of a natural and capable responsibility he takes on for the group. He is very sweet but socially awkward, and even though he could naturally be charming, he tends to speak as though he is surprised he’s found himself talking at all. Has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hides his definite good looks and sex appeal.

BASS

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3