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Auditions

The Ya-Ya’s of Wharton County proudly present

Blithe Spirit

a comedy
directed by Mark Szafarz

Auditions: December 19 & 21, 2021 at 6pm.
Performances: February 4-13, 2022
Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.

 

Character Descriptions:
  • Charles Condomine – In his early 40’s to early 50’s, Intelligent, urbane, upper class, a successful writer. Thinks highly of himself.
  • Ruth Condomine – mid 30’s to early 40’s, 2nd wife of Charles, attractive, smart, enjoys her social status. Strong willed.
  • Dr. Bradman – 45 to 65, a doctor. Also upper class, very skeptical of all things pertaining to the occult.
  • Mrs. Bradman – 45 to 65, wife to Dr. Bradman. More open to the idea of the occult but with some skepticism but basically a staid wife to her husband.
  • Madame Arcati – 45 to 65 woman, more middle class than upper class. A professional medium, full of exuberance and excitement when it comes to her profession. Somewhat eccentric in dress and behavior.
  • Elvira – 25 to 30, a ghost, 1st wife of Charles. somewhat flighty, jealous of Ruth, conniving. Makes Charles and Ruth’s lives complicated.
  • Edith – 20 to mid 20’s, house maid, comes from the lower class population. Somewhat fearful of her employers.

A Coffin in Egypt

a drama
directed by Jenna Crowell

Auditions: February 13 & 15, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: April 8-17, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

Myrtle Bledsoe, a ninety-year-old Texas widow, looks back on the dramatic events that caused a small Southern town, and her own relationships, incredible strife. This almost-monologue by American master Horton Foote is a haunting tale of how men and women, blacks and whites, rich and poor are all entangled in the chaos of life.

The Litefooters Summer Youth Workshop & Production


Annie, Jr.

a musical
directed by Hailey Roberson

Auditions: May 10 & 12, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: June 23-26, 2022
Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

The Addams Family

a new musical comedy
directed by Rachel Helmick

Auditions: May 15 & 17, 2022 at 6:00pm
Performances: August 5 – 21, 2022 
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Auditions at the Plaza

Anyone who has an interest in any aspect of theater is encouraged to attend auditions at the Plaza. We are always looking for new faces, and whether you are a seasoned actor or community theatre has always been on your bucket-list, we would love to meet you and have you join the Plaza family. We also encourage anyone interested in technical theatre (lights, sounds, stage management, costuming, etc.) to come to auditions.

What should I expect when I’m auditioning for a play? Expect the unexpected. Currently you do not need to prepare a monologue. We will probably ask you to read from the script. Let the director know if you are interested in a specific role. Reading from the script gives us an idea of who you are as a person and if we would be able to cast in you in a specific role. We may have you read a variety of roles to get a better understanding of your capabilities as an actor.

What should I expect when I’m auditioning for a musical? When auditioning for a musical expect the same scenario as an audition for a play, but you will also need to have a musical selection prepared. Accompaniment is not normally provided at auditions, so please bring an instrumental-only accompaniment CD unless you plan to sing without accompaniment.

What should I sing? Something that shows you off. We prefer show tunes, and your selection doesn?t have to be from the show you are auditioning for. Pick something you like to sing, something you feel comfortable singing and –most important–something you can sing. If you find yourself having trouble reaching a note or two in a piece, you probably want to think about having it transposed or finding another selection. 

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