Audition Notice: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Plaza Theatre Company

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming production of WHITE CHRISTMAS. The initial audition is being held on Monday September 16th and Tuesday September 17th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. 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 JaceSon and Tina Barrus with musical direction by Doug Henry

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 minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday September 21st 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 November 15th and playing through December 23rd. Rehearsals will commence on October 1st and will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

SHOW INFORMATION

After leaving the Army following WWII, Bob and Phil team up to become a top song-and-dance act. They soon meet a pair of beautiful sisters who also have an act. When the girls travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Bob and Phil follow, only to find their former commander is the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General. The show boasts music by Irving Berlin and a script from the beloved movie of the same title.

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 67th 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

Bob Wallace – late 20’s to mid 30’s, a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well.

Phil Davis – late 20’s to mid 30’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a song-and-dance comic performer.

Betty Haynes – mid to late 20’s, a female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well.

Judy Haynes – early 20’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a major song-and-dance performer.

General Henry Waverly – late 50’s to mid 60’s, with the exception of one line, a non-singing role.

Martha Watson – late 40’s to mid 60’s, a winning, appealing character-comedienne.

Susan Waverly – 9-11 years old, she must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well.

Ralph Sheldrake – mid to late 30’s, Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Sullivan Show. Fast-talking, New York professional.

Rita and Rhoda – mid 20’s to early 30’s, Bob and Phil’s two star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy, and fun, although perhaps not the smartest.

Ezekiel Foster – mid 40’s to late 50’s, The ultimate taciturn New Englander, who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.

Mike – mid 20’s to late 30’s, Bob and Phil’s stage manager. Has a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical, but will get things done. Never seen without his whistle and clipboard, which he uses to attempt to keep order.

ENSEMBLE DANCERS

4 Male & 4 female. Early 20’s to Mid 30’s. Must be equally strong in ballroom, jazz and tap. Must sing very well. This is 1950’s Hollywood movie musical dancing.

ENSEMBLE SINGERS

2 Male & 2 female. Early 20’s to Mid 50’s. Function as an Old Broadway backup quartet to the team of Wallace and Davis. Must move well but must sing very well, especially in close harmony.

ENSEMBLE CHILDREN

3 to 6 sought, ages 6 to 14, Male and Female to portray TRAIN PASSENGERS, INN GUESTS etc.

The ensemble will, over the course of the show, play:

  • Jimmy’s Backroom Clubgoers

  • Train Passeengers / Inn Guests

  • Chorus Kids

  • Patrons of the Regency Room

  • Tessie

  • Jimmy

  • Cigarette Girl

  • Snoring Man

  • Mrs. Snoring Man

  • Train Conductor

  • Dance Captain

  • Seamstress

  • Assistant Seamstress

  • Ed Sullivan Announcer
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