Shows

Auditions

Saturday, April 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 25, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
By Appointment Only


Director/Choreographer - Andrew Sakaguchi
Musical Director - Maikaʻi Nash


Auditions will be held in the rehearsal hall of Diamond Head Theatre. Covid masking and socially distanced protocol will be followed. To schedule an audition time please send an email to productions@diamondheadtheatre.com by Friday April 23rd at Noon. After your day and time have been scheduled you will be asked to provide a text number, so that you can wait in your car and be texted when we’re ready to have you enter the building. Entrance will only be through the back door of DHT marked COSTUMES. Each audition slot will be approximately 15-20 minutes.

The Plot: February 9, 1964. En route to pick up their custom tailored plaid tuxedos, the 4 members of Forever Plaid were slammed broadside by a school bus filled with eager Catholic teens, on their way to witness the Beatles make their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. All the teens miraculously escaped uninjured, but the members of Forever Plaid were killed instantly.

Through the Power of Harmony and the Expanding Holes in the Ozone Layer, in conjunction with the positions of the planets and all the astrotechnical stuff, they are allowed to come back to perform the show they never got to do in life.


Characters:

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 if 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 an occasional nose bleed 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.


Please come prepared with sheet music in your correct key (No on site transpositions) of a traditional Broadway song or 1950’s standard (memorized); or with a music track on either a CD, your phone or iPad.

Forever Plaid is scheduled to run from May 28 to June 6th with a strong possibility of extending till June 13th. Please have any possible rehearsal conflict dates with you when you are called in for your audition.

 

If you have any questions about auditions, please contact our Artistic Director a jrampage@diamondheadtheatre.com or call (808) 733-0277 x302