Audition Notice: Open Auditions for DEAR RUTH at Plaza Theatre Company


Audition Notice: DEAR RUTH at Plaza Theatre Company

Tuesday July 9th between the hours of 7pm and 10pm

Plaza Theatre Company – 111 S. Main St, Cleburne, TX

Auditions are by appointment only. Audition appointments can be made by clicking here or by calling the Plaza Theatre Box Office at 817-202-0600. The audition will be held at Plaza Academy at 221 S. Mill Street (1 block from the theatre)

The show will be Directed by Taffy Geisel with Stage Management by Emily Warwick.

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to read cold from the script from sides of the Directors choosing. Additionally, the Director may ask those auditioning to improvise at the audition. The Director will spend around five minutes with each potential cast member at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday July 13th at 9am. Those who the Director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 2 hours time. PLEASE REFER TO THE PLAZA AUDITION GUIDELINES AS WELL AS THE PLAZA AUDITION CREDO WHEN PREPARING YOUR AUDITION FOR DEAR RUTH. The Guidelines and Credo can be found at

The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on September 13th thru October 5th. Rehearsals will commence following casting and will take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

During WWII, a young girl carries on a romantic correspondence with an overseas soldier while signing the name of her unwitting older sister. The soldier returns to finds that his pen-pal is already engaged, to another guy! After a series of lively complications and plot twists, the older sister becomes convinced that her first engagement was a mistake and decides to marry the soldier anyway.

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 61st show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 48 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


Dora – The maid – A comic part – Any age.
Mrs. Edith Wilkins – The mother – early to mid 50’s. A little dithery but very, very nice.
Miriam Wilkins – The little sister – adorable teenager (age 13-15).
Judge Harry Wilkins – The father – bossy, blustery but with a heart of gold.
Ruth Wilkins – The big sister – pretty, romantic – late teens to early 20’s.
Lt. William Seawright – The soldier – early to mid 20’s. A bit dreamy-eyed.
Albert Kummer – Stuffed shirt fiancé of Ruth but will never get the girl – mid 20’s to early 30’s.
Martha Seawright – Eccentric sister of William – skilled comic early to mid 20’s.
Sgt. Chuck Vincent – Soldier – early to mid 20’s – straight shooter best pal of William.
Harold Kobbermeyer – Young sailor – early 20’s.

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