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Audition Notice - Plaid Tidings

Sunday September 24th from 4-6pm
Monday September 25th from 6-8pm

ACTS Performing Arts Center Main Stage
Show Dates December 15 - 17
Rehearsals will be from October 24 - December 14. Since this is almost all in 4-part harmony, everyone must be available for all rehearsals

When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip. Plaid Tidings: The legendary Plaids come back to Earth to spread yu8letide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages and side-splitting comedy. Character descriptions can be found below.

FRANKIE: Second Tenor-Lyric Baritone. The leader, confident but humble, and always taking care of the rest of the group. He has asthma, which occasionally acts up if the tempo is too fast or the choreography is too intense. Despite being humble, He is a "Romantic Crooner"

SPARKY: Baritone. He is the clown and is always looking to crack a joke. He wears a retainer and has a slight lisp or speech impediment. Despite his speech, he loves telling stories and relishes every word he says. Also, he often repeats himself because of how fast he speaks.

JINX: Tenor. He is shy, and always terrified of being on stage. He often forgets what song or dance move is next. He is Sparky's stepbrother. The other members of the group are very protective of him. He gets occaional nose bleeds when he sings above an 'A'

SMUDGE: Bass. He worries about everything from the props, to the running order, to the audience not liking him. Suffers from a chronic nervous stomach, and is very reluctant to perform. He is also dyslexic and wears glasses. Underneath his glasses, however, is a great deal of good looks and sex appeal.

All of these characters need to be seen as "real" people and not as a caricature. **Age range 18-50. All body types, races & ethnicities are welcome to audition but all will need to be in the same age range upon casting. Please bring music for accompanist and be prepared to sing 32 bars of any Christmas song. There will also be a cold read from the script.

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