Before The Jersey Boys There Were The Plaids!
Directed by Robert D. Rook
Musical Direction by Daniel Ikpeama
Choreographed by Cris Rook
Actors working towards the same goal of connecting our community with the positive power of theatre in a safe and creative environment.
REHEARSALS: Begin May 2024 / The TADA Theatre is extremely organized, distributes a calendar at the first meeting that clarifies the rehearsals each actor is needed for each day and is focused on using time management very well.
CONFLICTS: Some conflicts can be worked around early in the process. TADA manages actors time
PRODUCTION: June 12-30 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, Sunday matinees).
ROLES: 4 Male actors who can play 20’-30’s / Dance experience & Tight Harmonies.
ADDITIONAL: Some compensation as well as paid parking for all rehearsals and performances.
ABOUT THE SHOW: This hallmark musical comedy centers on a quartet whose dream of recording an album ended in a bus collision while on their way to their biggest gig. Now, thanks to a hole in the ozone layer, they’ve been miraculously revived to perform the concert everyone’s been waiting for when doo-wop was king, big hairdos were in, cars had enormous fins, and the harmonizing bands of the 50s were all the rage. Their show consists of such hits as Sixteen Tons, Chain Gang, Three Coins in the Fountain, Cry, Catch a Falling Star, and more. Before The Jersey Boys there were THE PLAIDS!
Francis: The leader and caretaker of the group, Francis has the most confidence. He takes care of his fellow Plaids and makes sure everyone knows where they’re supposed to be and what is supposed to happen next. He has asthma, which acts up whenever numbers are too fast or the choreography gets too energetic.
Sparky: The “cut-up” of the group, Sparky is always looking for ways to crack jokes. He is very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Even though he is energetic and clever, he cares for his stepbrother, Jinx. He sings with a joyous bravura and loves to perform. He enjoys telling stories and relishes every word.
Jinx: The shy one, Jinx is usually terrified. He doesn’t always remember what songs come next or what the next move is. He is Sparky’s stepbrother and occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A.
Smudge: He worries about the props and the running order and always assumes that the audience won’t like him. He has a chronic nervous stomach.