2019 Season Auditions
Theatre Frisco is very excited about our 2019 season, and the turnouts that we have been getting at auditions. Listed below are the 4 shows in our 2019 season, 2 musicals and 2 comedies (2 of which are regional premiers), along with the audition dates. Details regarding the individual auditions are typically posted 6 weeks before the audition date.
Feb 22 – Mar 10, Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook (Regional Premiere)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz – Book by David Stern
Directed by Neale Whitmore Music Direction by Shane Hurst
Snapshots is a touching new musical with songs adapted from other shows of Stephen Schwartz, including Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife and many more. The story takes place in the attic of Sue and Dan, a couple whose marriage has fallen apart after 30 years together. Sue, who is about to leave her husband, has gone to the attic to retrieve a hidden suitcase when Dan comes home early. During the encounter, a box of photographs falls to the floor and leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.
Auditions Dec. 1 and 2, Callbacks Dec 8
May 3 – May 19, A Red Plaid Shirt (Regional Premiere)
By Michael G. Wilmot
Directed by John Wilkerson
A comedy about retirement, crazy ideas, and how with a little help and understanding, even retired guys can find their way! Two friends fill the void left by retirement in different ways; Marty decides he wants to explore the open road on a Harley while Fred decides to pay more attention to his health, inventing many new ailments along the way. With a little “subtle redirection” from their wives and a creative solution to a very unusual problem.
Auditions March 3 & 4, Callbacks TBD
July 26 – Aug 11, A Little Night Music
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim – Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Neale Whitmore Music Direction by Vahn Sykham Phollurxa
Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. Winner of four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre. Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles.
Auditions May 12 & 13, Callbacks May 15
Nov 1 – Nov 17, It Runs in the Family
By Ray Cooney
Directed by Sherri Small
Set in a hospital common room at Christmas time, this outrageous comedy focuses on a self-important neurologist, Dr. Mortimore who is just about to give the lecture of his career (with a knighthood depending on it). Matters become complicated when he finds himself pelted with the surprise fruit of a misspent youth. A former nurse bursts in with the news that not only is Mortimore the father of an 18-year-old boy but that his son (emotionally unbalanced and under arrest for drunk driving) is now in reception baying for his long-lost parent.
Auditions Aug 18 & 19, Callbacks TBD