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The Official Cast List for Plaza Theatre Company’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce the official Cast List for its upcoming production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The show will be directed by Aaron Siler with musical direction by Doug Henry and will play at PlazaCo from November 21st thru December 23rd. The cast for A CHRISTMAS CAROL is:

Ebenezer Scrooge JaceSon P. Barrus
Charles Dickens / Fred Luke Hunt
Bob Cratchit Russ B. Walker
Jacob Marley Steven Lindsay
Charity Man 1 Gene Zorn
Charity Man 2 Jay A. Cornils
Carol Boy, Turkey Boy Carly Black / Rylee Mullen
Ghost of Christmas Past Carly Black / Rylee Mullen
Boy Scrooge Caleb Richter
Little Fan Mimi Barrus
Mr. Fezziwig Jay A. Cornils
Mrs. Fezziwig Cherie Robinson
Teen Scrooge (Eben) Levi King
Dick Wilkins Cameron Barrus
Elizabeth Madison Heaps
Letitia Haley Richter / Austen Stanton
Mary Maddie Almond / Emma Dalley
Harriet
Alfred
Anna Looney
Toby Burris
Belle Carlee Cagle
Young Scrooge David Goza
Ghost of Christmas Present G. Aaron Siler
Mrs. Cratchit Rachel Hunt
Martha Cratchit Madison Heaps
Peter Cratchit Caleb Richter
Belinda Cratchit Haley Richter / Austen Stanton
Carol Cratchit Eden Barrus
Frances Cratchit Megan Skinner / Grace Dalley
Tiny Tim Brennan Richter / Corban Vincent
Fred’s Wife Emily Warwick
Topper David Goza
Topper’s Girl Carlee Cagle
Georgina Soni Barrus
David Jay A. Cornils
Dora Cherie Robinson
Charles Gene Zorn
Ignorance Mimi Barrus
Want J.J. Barrus / Hayden Young
Ghost of Christmas Future Cameron Barrus
Laundress Suzy Shearing
Charwoman Soni Barrus
Old Joe G. Aaron Siler
Poor Wife Carlee Cagle
Poor Man David Goza
Double Quartet
Gene Zorn
G. Aaron Siler
David Goza
Levi King
Cherie Robinson
Soni Barrus
Carlee Cagle
Madison Heaps
Emily Warwick
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Audition Notice: THE NERD at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice: THE NERD at Plaza Theatre Company

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming production of THE NERD. The initial audition is being held on Tuesday, November 4th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Audition appointments are available by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600 or by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com

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 Steven Lindsay and stage managed by Dave and Amy Sorter.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to read cold from the script during the initial audition. The directors may ask for additional character interpretation at this initial audition and will spend around 5 minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday, November 8th from 9am to 12noon. Those who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition. 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 December 31st and playing thru January 24th. Rehearsals will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

SHOW INFORMATION

The story of a hilarious dilemma for a young man who is visited by a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life during the war. However, his awkward manner, inappropriate behavior and lack of social skill throws the visit into shambles. The Nerd is that dreaded house guest who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

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 76th 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

WILLUM Cubbert (male, mid-30s).  A professional architect, likable and sincere, unexciting and set in his ways.  Willum needs a little gumption.

TANSY McGinnis (female, about Willum’s age).  The woman about to choose between her boyfriend Willum and her career as a weather girl.  Tansy is bubbly, wry, and definitely her own woman.

AXEL Hammond (male, about Willum’s age).  Dry, wise-cracking, irreverent, devil-may-care theater critic who has never done an anonymous favor for anyone.

Warnock WALDGRAVE (male, 35-60).  Powerful, stern, and successful businessman totally lacking in imagination.  The last time Waldgrave smiled was 30 years ago, and then it was gas.

CLELIA Waldgrave (female, 30-50).  Patient but strained, harried but calm, the picture of a schoolteacher almost but not quite stressed to her breaking point.

THOR Waldgrave (male, 8-10).  The son of Warnock and Clelia Waldgrave is a bratty who is a temperamental, loud, boisterous, irrepressible young monster.

RICK Steadman (male, mid-30s).  Tactless, selfish, insensitive, aggravating, pointlessly dull, and the worst houseguest ever.  Note:  the actor playing Rick Steadman will be playing 3 parts (Rick, Kemp, and Red) and must be able to disguise his voice as Rick and Red.

Audition Notice: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice:

Auditions are: September 22nd and September 23rd, 2014

Directed by G. Aaron Siler
Music Direction by Doug Henry

When:
Monday, September 22- Tuesday, September 23, 2014
7pm – 9pm at the Plaza Academy Studio
211 S. Mill St, Cleburne, TX
Auditions are by appointment only

Click here to make an audition appointment!AUDITION INFORMATION
Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of traditional Christmas Carols that will best display their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, auditioners 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 auditioner at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday, September 27th at 9am. Those auditioners 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 FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The guidelines and Credo can be found here.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on November 21st and playing through December 23rd. Rehearsals will commence on September 29th and take place Monday thru Tuesday evenings, Saturday mornings, and some Wednesday evenings till opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

SHOW INFORMATION
Our semi-annual production of this timeless Christmas tale is back again for 2014. You’ll thrill to our original adaptation of this majestic story of change and forgiveness as the cantankerous Scrooge sees his life from the past, present and future. A wonderful holiday event for the whole family!

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE

Ebenezer Scrooge – The miserly owner of a nineteenth century London counting-house. (M 43-60)

Charles Dickens / Scrooge’s Nephew Fred – The Narrator who tells the story throughout as well as taking the role of Scrooge’s Nephew Fred, a genial man who loves Christmas. (M 30-45)

Double Quartet – Characters who support narration and sing very well while playing some of the main characters listed below as well. (4M – 4F)

Bob Cratchit – Scrooge’s clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family.(M 35-50)

Tiny Tim – Bob Cratchit’s young son, crippled from birth. (M 5-7)

Mrs. Cratchit – Bob Cratchit’s wife and the Mother of Bob’s 6 children. (F 30-45)

Jacob Marley – In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge’s equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from su ering a similar fate. (M 45-60)

The Ghost of Christmas Past – The rst spirit to visit Scrooge. (F – 6-9)

The Ghost of Christmas Present – The second spirit to visit Scrooge.(M 35-60)

The Ghost of Christmas Future – The third and nal spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe. (M)

Mr. & Mrs. Fezziwig – The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. (M / W 40-60)

Belle – A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. (W 20-30)

Peter Cratchit – Bob’s oldest son. (M 11-13)

Martha Cratchit – Bob’s oldest daughter. (F 13-15)

Little Fan – Scrooge’s sister in ashback. (F 10-12)

Charity Men – Two gentlemen who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the tale seeking charitable contributions. (M 30-65)

Old Joe, Laundress, Charwoman – People who steal Scrooge’s belongings when he’s dead. (M / W / W 30-65)

Fred’s Wife – Fred’s very high class but fun-loving wife. (W 25-40)

Topper / Topper’s Girl – Party Guests at Fred’s Christmas party. (M / W 20-35)

Casting Announcement: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

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Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce the official Cast List for its upcoming production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. The production will play at Plaza Theatre Company from October 17th thru November 15th and is being directed by Dennis Yslas with musical direction by Kristin Spires, choreography by Tabitha Barrus, stage management by Cessany Ford and assistant stage management by David Goza.

The cast for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is:

Seymour – Garrett Whitehead

Audrey – Carlee Cagle

Mr. Mushnik – Jay Lewis

Ronnette – Stacey Greenawalt

Crystal – Caitlan Leblo

Chiffon – Emily Warwick

Orin, et. al – Josh Leblo

Voice of Audrey II – Aaron Siler

Audrey II Puppeteer 1 – Clyde Berry

Audrey II Puppeteer 2 – Dash Maddox

Female Customer / Ensemble – Caitlin Karlin

Male Ensemble – Michael Sorter, Jesse Bowron, Jay Cornils

CASTING NEWS: Plaza Theatre Company announces the official Cast List for FATHER OF THE BRIDE

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Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce the official Cast List for its upcoming production of FATHER OF THE BRIDE. The show will play from September 19th thru October 11th and will be directed by Jodie and Soni Barrus with Stage Management by Ruth Ann Warwick and Assistant Stage Management by Nathan Glenn. Tickets for the show are available now by calling the PlazaCo Box Office at 817-202-0600 or by visiting www.plaza-theatre.com

The Cast for FATHER OF THE BRIDE is: (Double cast where noted)

Stanley Banks        Luke Hunt

Elle Banks                Barbara Richardson

Kay Banks               Rachel Larsen

Kay Banks               Tabitha Barrus

Ben Banks               Parker Barrus

Tommy Banks        Nolan Moralez

Buckley Dunstan  Michael Sorter

Buzz Taylor             Toby Burris

Peggy Swift              Madison Heaps

Deliliah                      Pam Valle

Mrs. Bellamy          Cherie Robinson

Mr. Massoula          Russ Walker

Joe                              Nathan Glenn

Mrs. Pulitzki            Ellen Shelby

Red                             JaceSon Barrus

Pete                           Aaron Siler

Movers                    Joe Robinson

Florist                     RuthAnn Warwick

AUDITION NOTICE – Little Shop of Horrors at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Plaza Theatre Company

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. The initial audition is being held on Monday August 18th or Wednesday August 20th 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 one block from Plaza Theatre Company. The show will be directed by Dennis Yslas with musical direction by Kristin Spires, choreography by Tabitha Barrus and Stage Management by Cessany Ford.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 16 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 August 23rd at 9am – if necessary. 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 October 17thand playing thru November 15th. Rehearsals will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances. Rehearsals will begin Aug. 25.

SHOW INFORMATION

Seymour works at a flower shop attending a plant he’s named Audrey after the girl he loves. But it’s no ordinary plant – it came from outer space and plans to rule the world. As things get out-of-control, can Seymour stop the plant, save the world AND get the girl?

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 77th show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 49 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 www.plaza-theatre.com and clicking ‘Auditions’.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Seymour Krelborn – A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story. Nebbish-like and insecure, he is naive and feels much put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Seymour is the owner of the carnivorous plant, Audrey II. – Tenor

Audrey -The gum-snapping, bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life, Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. Seymour names his plant after her. Soprano

Mr. Mushnik – Owner of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business on Skid Row, Mr. Mushnik is given to cursing in Yiddish. He is a man who seldom smiles and often yells. Baritone

Orin Scrivello – Audrey’s dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello is a motorcycle-riding black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is tall, dark, handsome, and sadistic. His fondness for his own nitrous oxide proves to be his undoing. Baritone

Audrey II – A wise-cracking anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado with teeth, Audrey II is Seymour’s favorite and soon-famous plant. Seymour purchased the plant at Chang’s Flower Shop during a mysterious total eclipse of the sun; but once the plant has the taste of human blood there is no stopping it. Baritone / Bass

Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon – Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and as “doo-wop” chorus girls outside it, Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon often sing directly to the audience in a hip, narrative style. Mezzo to Soprano

The following 3 roles are played by the same actor who must sing Baritone / Tenor

Patrick Martin – A sleazy opportunist, Patrick Martin tries to talk Seymour and Mr. Mushnik into leaf cuttings of Audrey II.

Bernstein – An uptown bigshot from NBC, Bernstein offers Seymour his own gardening show.

Mrs. Luce – The wife of the editor of Life magazine

Derelicts, Skid Row Occupants and Customers – a small ensemble of actors to fill out roles throughout the show. Must be able to sing.

Casting Announcement: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO at Plaza Theatre Company

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Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce the Cast List for its upcoming production of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO. The show is under the direction of G. Aaron Siler with Musical Direction by Doug Henry and Stage Management by Dana Siler. The show will play at PlazaCo from August 15th thru September 13th. The Cast List is as follows:

Marge Gelman – Cailan Leblo

Lois Warner – Carlee Cagle

Del Delmonaco – David Goza

Gabe – Josh Leblo

Esther – Kathy Lemons

Harvey – Doug Henry

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