Forever Plaid Auditions, Straz Center

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is holding auditions for the musical Forever Plaid.

Audition Location, Date/Times:

Where? Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center, 1010 N. WC MacInnes Place, Tampa FL 33602
When? Mon, May 8 from 12 pm-8 pm

Character Breakdown:

Francis (male lead); 20s – 30s; baritone; The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident. Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.

Smudge (male actor); 20s – 30s; bass; The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won’t like him. Has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hide his good looks and sex appeal.

Jinx (male actor); 20s – 30s; tenor; The shy one. He lives his life terrified and doesn’t always remember what song comes next. Sparky’s step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A.

Sparky (male actor); 20s – 30s; tenor; The clown. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever. Has Heart.

Come prepared with the following: 1 min Broadway-style song or something in the 1950s style of the show that showcases the character’s personality; 16 bars of an up-tempo song; accompanist will be provided. Please also be prepared to move and do cold-readings from the script.

Actors must be available for rehearsals during the afternoons, evenings and weekends, beginning Jan. 3, 2018
Forever Plaid performance schedule: Jan. 16 – March 11, 2018 /Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun @ 7:30 pm/ Sat, Sun @ 2 pm

To register, please submit a current head shot and resume to as well as the times that you are available for the audition. We will respond with an audition time.

DEADLINE: May 7, 2017

Submitted by: Jason Seguin, Straz Center

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