What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Musical

Abi Beebe, Guest Correspondent

How to Audition for the Sound of Plaid
1. Sign up outside the Theater Lab
2. Pick up an audition sheet and fill it out. Putting down an accurate schedule is important!
3. Find a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, comedy or light drama and memorize/work it.
4. Look at the following YouTube videos of songs from the show. Find one you are comfortable with and practice it.
(Links are just suggestions for the videos- feel free to find another video of the song you like!)
  Heart and Soul
   Dean Martin- https://youtu.be/KyKMgNhRBTo
  Sixteen Tons
    Leanne Rimes- https://youtu.be/gwwIMWTZhhw
   Tennessee Ernie Ford- https://youtu.be/zUpTJg2EBpw
    Brenda Lee- https://youtu.be/R5vFZaxcwS0
   Johnnie Ray- https://youtu.be/XfoqXwQlsmc
  Catch A Falling Star
    Jane Morgan- https://youtu.be/zdytkgbZXjk
   Perry Cosmo- https://youtu.be/5t_PDU5RmBw
Charles Sjolander, the Musical director will be prepared to accompany you on Piano for any of these four songs (just first verse and chorus) in the keys they are performed in, and probably third key as well.
5. Also on YouTube, go to Manitou Springs Drama Club. Mrs. Berry has set up a dance combination for the Sound of Plaid that you will want to prepare for the audition as well.
6. On February 13, you will sign in at the Theater Lab. Then you will go from there to the Choir Room, and then on to the Dance Studio and “do your stuff”. Everybody’s friendly, it is a fun time. If you need to leave early, let us know. If you are coming later, you need to let us know.
7. Once you have finished your 3 auditions, you may leave.
8. Callbacks will be on February 15 from 5:30-8:30.