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Auditions

2023 – 2024 Season Auditions

Upcoming auditions are listed below, followed by a video and details about our auditions process. As registration forms, character descriptions, and rehearsal schedules are available they will be added to the audition notes here.

Seussical Jr.

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

  • a musical
  • book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
  • music by Stephen Flaherty
  • lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
  • conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle
  • based on the works of Dr. Seuss
  • music supervised, adapted, and produced by Bryan Louiselle
  • presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • all authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIShows.com)
  • directed by Hailey Roberson & Camille Mund

Ages 6-12
Auditions: May 12 & 14, 2024 at 6:00pm
Performances: June 20-23, 2024
Thursday & Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

Ages 13-17
Auditions: May 19 & 21, 2024 at 6:00pm
Performances: June 27-30, 2024
Thursday & Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

Recommended for general audiences

About the Show: Seussical Jr. is a fantastical musical extravaganza that brings to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters in a heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty, and love. Horton the Elephant discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, and he must protect them from a world of naysayers and dangers. Along the way, he meets Gertrude McFuzz, a bird who helps him on his journey. Seussical Jr. is a fun and exciting show for the whole family, and it teaches us the importance of being kind, caring, and accepting of others.

Meredith Wilson’s

The Music Man

presented by the Brandon & Rachel Cutrer Family

  • a musical
  • book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson
  • story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
  • presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • all authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.mtishows.com)
  • directed by Janice McDonald

Auditions: April 28 & 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
Auditions Note: Children under 8 may audition and may be cast if an accompanying parent/guardian is also cast in the show.

Performances: August 2-18, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm

Recommended for general audiences

About the Show: The Music Man is a classic American musical that tells the story of Harold Hill, a traveling con man who poses as a bandleader in order to swindle the people of River City, Iowa. However, Hill soon finds himself falling in love with Marian Paroo, the town librarian, and begins to have second thoughts about his scheme. With the help of Marian and the townspeople, Hill learns the true meaning of community and music.

The Music Man is a heartwarming and funny musical that features some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “76 Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.” It is a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.

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 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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