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Director: Tyler McMahon

Assistant Director: Angel Mirkov

Vocal Director: Ben Kunz

Choreographer: Mary Schwark

FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand new show that offers the best of Forever Plaid, tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.

At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren't sure why they've returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven-second version of The Ed Sullivan Show – this time, featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, as well as a Plaid Caribbean Christmas that puts the "Day-O" in Excelsis!

PLAID TIDINGS CAST LIST

All those cast in PLAID TIDINGS are required to become a KVTA member at some level (minimum $28) by a certain date during the rehearsal process. Memberships or Subscriptions paid during the 2022-2023 season will also fulfill this requirement.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Should any updated Health Department or CDC recommendations arise anytime during the course of this production, the KVTA Board of Directors reserves the right to modify KVTA's COVID-19 policy including, but not limited to, mask usage. 

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. We appreciate all of you for coming out and sharing your talents with us. Congratulations to the cast. Please send an email to Tyler McMahon @ tyleracts@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday night (10/05/2022) to accept or decline your role.  


The cast meeting will be on Monday, October 17 at 7:00pm in the KVTA Board Room. 

CAST LIST
Jinx - Kyle Cassady
Frankie - Michael Pueschell
Sparky - Bruce Heyen
Smudge - Paul Snyder

 

PERFORMANCE DATES/LOCATION:

December 9-11 2022

KVTA Studios  1 Stuart Dr  Kankakee IL 60901

Questions regarding auditions, callbacks, or casting may be emailed to the Director, Tyler McMahon, at: tyleracts@gmail.com Please include Plaid Tidings in the subject line.

All auditioners must complete an audition form and sign our KVTA policies. Cast members are required to provide the following personal items: shoes, socks, stage makeup. Optional expenses are the purchase of a show DVD, a picture CD, apparel items, etc. 

 

KVTA Policies: PDF

KVTA Policies Acknowledgement Form to be signed: PDF

All participants, on-stage or off-stage, will be required to sign KVTA's Social Media, Sexual Harassment, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies. If said participant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will sign for the participant. Any parent or guardian signing for their auditioner agrees to instruct and provide information to their auditioner regarding KVTA's policies. An Emergency Card and Waiver of Liability must also be completed and signed in order to participate. These forms will be distributed when you first volunteer with KVTA. If you have any questions please email: kvta@kvta.org

Character Descriptions

FRANCIS “FRANKIE”

The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident, Cool-Headed and Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

SPARKY

The clown of the group, who is shown to have a heart. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

JINX

The shy one of the group. 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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: D6

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

SMUDGE

The worrier of the group. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him. He has a chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hides his good looks.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

CALLBACKS, IF NEEDED:
Wednesday, October 5 
• For anyone new to the audition process, callbacks are only for select auditioners that the show staff members (i.e. Director, Assistant Director, Vocal Director, Choreographer) would like to see again. We will post a callback list, if needed, on Tuesday, October 4, after all auditions have been completed. The time of the posting for the callback list will be dependent upon how late we audition on Tuesday. Your patience is greatly appreciated! 
• If for any reason you cannot make this callback date, PLEASE email the Director before your audition, or tell the board member working the check-in table at auditions. 
• If you are called back, it is highly encouraged that you make every effort to attend the callbacks. 
• More information regarding callbacks will be provided after all auditions have been completed.

 

CALLBACK LIST:
The callback list will be posted on the KVTA website at
http://www.kvta.org and on the KVTA Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/kankakeetheatre on Tuesday, October 4, after all auditions have been completed, so it could be late in the evening.
 

CAST LIST: 
The cast list will be posted on the KVTA website at
http://www.kvta.org and on the KVTA Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/kankakeetheatre on Wednesday, October 5, after all callbacks have been completed, so it could be very late in the evening. Thank you in advance for your patience as we will have many difficult decisions to make! 
 

For those cast in the show, our CAST READ THRU will be on a date TBA at the KVTA Studios. This is a mandatory meeting.

Questions? Send an email to: tyleracts@gmail.com  Put Plaid Tidings in the subject line. 

Thank you,

Plaid Tidings 2022 Staff

SHOWTIMES

Friday, December 9 ~ 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 10 ~ 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 11 ~ 2:00 PM