Audition Announcement – FOREVER PLAID – Virginia Repertory Theatre

By | March 10, 2019

Audition Announcement

FOREVER PLAID 
(MUSICAL)
Written by Stuart Ross
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt 
Direction and Choreography by Wes Seals
Music Direction by Travis West

SYNOPSIS: The Plaids are a quartet of friends who met in highschool that return from the afterlife for their last chance at musical glory. A close-harmony barbershop quartet musical revue. 

Rehearsals begin week of: June 17, 2019
Performance run: July 19 – August 25, 2019 

SEEKING:
FRANKIE (male, 20s-30s) – the leader and caretaker of the group. He has the most confidence but is as humble as they come. He takes care of his fellow PLAIDS and makes sure that everyone know where they’re supposed to be and what is supposed to happen next. His asthma acts up if the songs get out of control. 
Second tenor/Lyric Baritone (F3 to B5)
SMUDGE (male, 20s-30s) – the worrier. Often reluctant to perform and has a chronic nervous stomach.
Bass (Low C to G5)
SPARKY (male, 20s-30s) the clown, the scamp, the “cut-up” of the group. Loves to perform, tell stories, and is always looking for ways to crack jokes. Jinx’s step-brother. 
Baritone (F3 to G5)
JINX (male, 20s-30s) – the shy one. Sparky’s step-brother
Tenor (F3 to C6 (High C))

Local, Non-Union talent only. All performers paid. 
Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities,and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

To request an appointment:
Please email casting@virginiarep.org
Include FOREVER PLAID – Audition Request in the subject line.
The body of your email should include the following:
your full name
headshot
resume
Incomplete audition requests will NOT be processed
NOTE: Once your audition request has been processed, you will receive a Confirmation Email that contains further details regarding your audition, including your audition appointment time.

AUDITION DETAILS
DATES: Sunday, March 24, 2019 
TIME FRAME: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond VA 23220

WHAT TO PREPARE
Those auditioning are asked to prepare 32 bars of a 1950’s pop song that shows range in the style of Andy Williams, Perry Como or Johnny Ray. Also be prepared to share a one minute embarrassing story from high school (or equivalent years). 
Please be sure to bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. 

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held Monday, March 25, 2019. You will be contacted via email to attend the callbacks. No phone calls, please.

Please direct all questions to casting@virginiarep.org. No phone calls, please.

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