Audition Notice: DIRTY, ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice: DIRTY, ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Plaza Theatre Company

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming production of DIRTY, ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. The audition is being held on Monday March 18th and Tuesday March 19th. Auditioners need only make an appointment for one of the available days. Audition appointments are available by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600 or by visiting here: Plaza Audition Appointments

The audition will be held at Plaza Academy which is located at 221 Mill Street in Cleburne about 1 block from Plaza Theatre Company. The show will be directed by Luke Hunt with musical direction by Doug Henry and choreography by Rachel Hunt.

AUDITION INFORMATION
Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, those auditioning will be asked to read cold from the script during the initial audition. The directors will spend around 5 to 10 minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday March 23rd at 9am. Those who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 4 hours time. PLEASE REFER TO THE PLAZA AUDITION GUIDELINES AS WELL AS THE PLAZA AUDITION CREDO WHEN PREPARING YOUR AUDITION. The guidelines and Credo can be found at plaza-theatre.com/auditions

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on May 17th and playing through June 22nd. Rehearsals will commence on March 25th and will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings till opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

SHOW INFORMATION
Two con men work the French Riviera – one seduces rich ladies, the other swindles women with made-up stories. When they attempt to work together they discover the town isn’t big enough for the both of them. They agree the first to extract $50,000 from a young female heiress wins and the other must leave town. An outlandish battle of cons ensues.

ABOUT THE THEATRE
Plaza Theatre Company is a 158 seat theatre-in-the-round located at 111 S. Main in Cleburne, TX. The Company produces 10 shows a year usually in the style of family-friendly comedies and musicals. PlazaCo opened in November of 2006 and is currently producing it’s 59th show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 46 Column Awards including winning “Best Musical” in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in addition to recently being named “Best Theatre Group” by the WFAA A-List for 2011. Further information about PlazaCo is available by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Lawrence Jameson – Male (age 40 -50) – G2 – Bb4 (Tenor): An older and experienced yet sophisticated con artist. Can be quick-witted and still debonair. Distinguished and cultured. Must be strong actor/ singer with very good smooth dance abilities. Must be able to affect various European dialects in dialogue and songs.

Freddie Benson – Male (age 25 – 35) – A2 – B4 (Tenor): A young and inexperienced con man. Quick on his feet but not very bright. Can be crass and inappropriate with little style or grace. Very strong character actor with the ability to play multiple caricatures in a broad style. Physically active with high energy and perfect sense of comic timing.

Christine Colgate – Female (age 25 – 35) – A3 – f#5 (Mezzo – Soprano): Younger American Heiress vacationing on the French Riviera. Beautiful with a sweet innocence in style and appearance that underlies all she does and is. Somewhat klutzy and Brooklyn Accent as well as standard American.

Andre Thibault – Male (age 35 – 50) -F2 – F4 (Bari-tenor): Distinguished with a strong sense of business and experience. Dry and sardonic but very smart, knows the ropes and how to bend the rules to his advantage. French accent.

Muriel Eubanks – Female (age 40 – 50) – E3 – C5 (Alto): Wealthy socialite. Definite distinguished wealthy “old money “air. Glamorous in style and manner with a dry wit. Love interest of Andre.

Jolene Oakes – Female (age 30 – 40) – A3 – D5 (Alto): Stereotypical American oil heiress from Oklahoma. “New money” with a loud brash personality. Strong and unapologetic. Thick OK accent. Ability to do rope tricks a plus.

Lenore – Female (age 17-30): A wealthy socialite, and one of Lawrence’s victims.

Sophia – Female (age 17-30): A wealthy socialite, and one of Lawrence’s victims.

Renee – Female (age 20-40): A wealthy socialite, and one of Lawrence’s victims (French accent).

Gerard – Male (age 20-40): Renee’s jealous husband.

Ensemble – Male and Female (ages 25 – 50) – Varies: Strong Singer / Dancers to play multiple roles including Lenore, Sophia, Renee, Hotel Manager, Nikos, Conductor, Usherette. Croupier, other wealthy socialites, etc. Strong acting abilities in character choices and ability create unique styles in all character parts.

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