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Auditions

Irving Berlin’s

White Christmas

presented Texasgulf Federeal Credit Union

a musical
music & lyrics by Irving Berlin
based upon the Paramount Pictures Film
written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
book by David Ives and Paul Blake
presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals
directed by Katrese Skinner and Sarah Wilkins

Auditions: October 17 & 19, 2021 at 6:00pm
Performances: December 3-19, 2021 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission: $20

Recommended for general audiences
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

The Ya-Ya’s of Wharton County proudly present

Blithe Spirit

a comedy
by Noël Coward
presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
directed by Mark Szafarz

Auditions: December 19 & 21, 2021
Performances: February 4-13, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
General Admission:
$15

Parental guidance suggested due to adult situations
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.

A Coffin in Egypt

presented by Socha Enterprises, Inc.
& VonDerAu Ford of El Campo

a drama
by Horton Foote
presented by special arrangement with Ted Swindley Productions, Inc.
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
General Admission: $15

Parental guidance suggested due to adult situations
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.

Roberson Air Conditioning proudly presents
The Litefooters Summer Youth Workshop & Production


Annie, Jr.

a musical
book by Thomas Meehan
music by Charles Strouse
lyrics by Martin Charnin
based on “Little Orphan Annie”
presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
directed by Hailey Roberson

Auditions: May 10 & 12, 2022 at 6:00pm Performances June 23-26, 2022 Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
General Admission: $15

Recommended for general audiences

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 Brandon & Rachel Cutrer Family proudly present

The Addams Family

a new musical comedy
book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa
based on characters created by Charles Addams
presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide
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
General Admission: $20

Recommended for general audiences

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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