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Audition Alert! Plaid Tidings

Help Deliver A Holiday Season In Perfect Harmony

Bucyrus Little Theatre Presents Plaid Tidings | December 2023

Plans are in place to present a nifty holiday performance at Bucyrus Little Theatre. Area actors are invited to audition for a role in a special holiday edition of "Forever Plaid," aptly named, 'Plaid Tidings." Auditions will take place at 1:30 p.m. both Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Bucyrus Little Theatre, located at 130 Songer Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.

Full of Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings" welcomes the legendary Plaids back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with their anticipated Christmas Special.

"Plaid Tidings" Synopsis

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!

What To Expect

Rick Walker will direct this unforgettable holiday performance, which will take place December 1-2 and 7-9, 2023.

Actors who are interested in auditioning for this show should be comfortable singing, dancing, and should have good comedic timing. For the audition, actors will be taught a selection of a song from the show, and will be asked to sing solo. Individuals may also be asked to sing with others to allow the director to assess blending and ability to hold their part. Actors should also be prepared for a cold reading of scenes from the script.

The cast of "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings," will consist of four primary characters:

  • Francis - Romantic crooner and spiritual singer, Francis is the leader and caretaker of the group. He's confident, asthmatic, and has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group.

  • Sparky - Sparky is the clown of the group. Energetic and clever, he can't get enough tailor-made solos.

  • Jinx - Every group needs "the shy one" and, in this cast, Jinx fits the bill. Jinx lives his life terrified and doesn't always remember what song comes next. When he does perform, don't ask him to sing above an A unless you want to trigger a nosebleed.

  • Smudge - Smudge is a worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him. His chronic nervous stomach makes him oddly reluctant to perform but, once he's on stage and in the zone, he brings the charm.

If you would like to learn more about this show or the Sept. 23 and 24 auditions, contact the director, Rick Walker, at 419.565.3904, or email us at, or click here to contact us from the website.

Bucyrus Little Theatre welcomes actors residing in and around the Crawford County area, including residents from Galion, Marion, Mansfield, Upper Sandusky, and even as far as Columbus. If you are looking for local audition opportunities, please subscribe to our mailing list to receive alerts for upcoming performance opportunities at the Bucyrus Little Theatre.


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