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Auditions

2022 – 2023 Season Auditions

Auditions are held in early May and the number of participants will be limited for the program. Participants must be ages 6 – 16 at the time of auditions. You may attend both audition sessions, but only one is required.

Participants should be prepared to sing a musical selection of their choice, read from the script, and wear comfortable clothes for a dance audition.

For those that receive a part and are accepted into the program, a registration fee of $75.00 covers t-shirt, snacks and supplies. Scholarships are available upon special request.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

presented by BLS Construction

  • a drama
  • by Tennessee Williams
  • presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • directed by Quinn Wrench

Auditions: February 19 & 21, 2023 at 6:00pm
Performances: April 21-30, 2023

Parental guidance suggested due to adult situations

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set in the Mississippi estate of Big Daddy Pollit, a domineering cotton tycoon and patriarch of a viperous family in turmoil, on the dual occasion of his 65th birthday and (alleged) clean bill of health. The play focuses on the tempestuous relationship between his grieving, alcoholic, former star athlete son, Brick, and Brick’s fiery, outspoken wife, Maggie, and his scheming elder son and daughter-in-law, and their weaponized brood of “no-neck monsters.” As they come together, everyone knows about Big Daddy’s terminal cancer diagnosis except for him and Big Mama.

Roald Dahl’s

Matilda the Musical JR.

The Litefooters Summer Youth Workshop & Production presented by Roberson Air Conditioning

  • a musical
  • book by Dennis Kelly
  • music & lyrics by Tim Minchin
  • presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • directed by Hailey Roberson

Auditions: May 14 & 16, 2023 at 6:00pm
Performances: June 22-25, 2023

Recommended for general audiences

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda Jr., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Anything Goes

presented by Texasgulf Federal Credit Union

  • a musical comedy
  • music & lyrics by Cole Porter
  • original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
  • new book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
  • presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
  • directed by Jackie Kana

Auditions: May 7 & 9, 2023 at 6:00pm
Performances: July 28 – August 13, 2023 at 6:00pm

Recommended for general audiences

Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S.S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

Learn More About 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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