ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for Plaid Tidings on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at the Arvada Center. This production will be directed by Anita Boland.
Equity auditions will be held on August 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Open auditions will be held on August 13 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and August 14 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling (720) 898-7200.
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Roles are available for four men. This is an equity production, although non-equity actors may audition. Actors should prepare a monologue not to exceed 1 minute and 16 bars of both and up tempo song and a ballad that is appropriate to the period and style of this particular show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No taped music or a cappella allowed. A headshot and resume are required. Be prepared for movement.
Rehearsals for Plaid Tidings begin on October 27, 2007. The show opens November 13 and runs through December 23, 2007, Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area's seventh largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. It is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd., the Arvada Center is a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver.
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AT A GLANCE…
WHAT: Auditions for Plaid Tidings
WHEN: Monday, August 13 ~ Equity Auditions 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Open Auditions from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14 ~ Open Auditions from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
HOW: By appointment only, call (720) 898-7200
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
MORE INFO: Visit arvadacenter.org/on-stage/auditions
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Character Descriptions for Plaid Tidings
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
FRANCIS (Second Tenor-Lyric Baritone): The group leader of Group One. Has the most confidence and takes care of his fellow PLAIDS and makes sure that everyone knows where they're supposed to be and what is supposed to happen next. Has asthma which acts up whenever numbers are too fast or the choreography too energetic. Has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Always saving the guys from embarassment. Feels obliged to keep the show moving and is always apologizing to the audience when it's not going as he hopes.
SPARKY (Baritone): The clown, the imp, the scamp. "Cut up" of the group. Always looking for ways to crack jokes. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment or lisp. Even though he is energetic and clever, he cares for his step-brother. Sings with joyous bravura and loves to perform. Also loves to tell stories and relishes very word. Comic engine of the show. Often speaks so fast that he repeats himself.
JINX (Tenor): The shy one, he is terrified. Doesn't always remember what song comes next or what the next move is. Sparky's step-brother so there is a little step-sibling rivalry going on between them. Occasionally gets a nose bleed when he sings above an A. Only in the group because he sings great and high. The others are very protective of him.
SMUDGE (Bass): The worrier. Worries about the props, about the running order and always assumes that the audience won't like him. Has a chronic nervous stomach and is very reluctant to perform. Also dyslexic when it comes to telling his left foot from his right. His name is Smudge because he is left-handed and he would smudge the page every time he wrote. Never enjoyed or appreciated what he had. Always worried about what was coming up and regretted what had passed. Stuck in the "would've, should've, could've" syndrome.
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