Theater auditions: ‘Suddenly Seniors,’ to be produced at Plaza Theatre

Here’s an audition announcement for a new musical called Suddenly Seniors the Musical, to be produced next spring at the Plaza Theatre. (The show’s website has more information, including the names of two cast members, David Chernault and Rosemary Loar.)

Auditions for Suddenly Seniors the Musical
Actors, Singers, Dancers over 50 years of age
Suddenly Seniors the Musical, LLC
Paid, Non-Equity Performers
Dates:  11/30 & 12/1/2010
Times: 3-11 pm by appointment
Venue: TBA
Venue City: Southwest Orlando

Suddenly Seniors the Musical, LLC is holding auditions for the original, musical comedy, Suddenly Seniors the Musical. Interested performers are asked to submit head shot and bio to

Auditions will be held by appointment and are not open to the public. Actors will be invited to audition. Online access to audition breakdown, character descriptions, sides, and musical genre from which to prepare a song of the performer’s choice will be provided when audition appointment is confirmed. Piano accompaniment is provided; performer is required to bring musical chart for audition song.

Performers should reside or have housing options in the Central Florida area.

All roles are available and include the following characters:

Female Roles:

  • Margaret Welch
  • Katie Martin
  • Georgia Jones (African American)

Male Roles:

  • Sandy Swift
  • Fernando Rodrigues
  • Anthony Ferrari
  • Charles Jones (African-American)

Minimum age for all roles is 50. All roles require singing and dancing. Non-Equity.

The play is an original musical comedy based on a concept by Alexander Caputo, written by Karen Helenthal, with a mix of pop-music favorites and original music written by Glen Gettings, and directed by Mark Huffman.


The Older Generation? …Not by a long shot.
Passed  their Prime? …Hardly.
Lost in a sea of technology and rap music? …Think again!
Today’s seniors are the NOW GENERATION, carving a new path for themselves with wisdom, wit, and spunk!

Suddenly Seniors is a New Musical Comedy about turning vintage into advantage and will have you laughing, cheering and singing along, leaving you more than ready to embrace the senior in you.

Have you ever wondered where all the time has gone? Wondered about all those things you were going to do? Felt a little lost in a world that is changing at the speed of light and has the music playing too loud?

Hard to believe but you are a senior now and, although reading glasses are a must, practical shoes feel really good on your aching feet, and daily medication is part of your routine, you have a decision to make:  will you deny or embrace this time in your life?

This is exactly the crossroad in life where we meet Margaret.  A new resident at the retirement community Sunny Vistas, Margaret feels a bit passed her prime and disconnected from her world but she will soon discover that she’s got a lot of living left to do and the gang at Sunny Vistas is ready to join her in her quest.

Sunny Vistas, home to this group of fun-loving, zany individuals, is in financial trouble and needs saving. All are ready to lend their skills and determination to save a way of life. In the process, they’ll discover hidden talents and realize long forgotten dreams; and most important, they’ll be reminded that there is much more to be gained in their lives from friendship, love, and acceptance.

This group of baby boomers tackles this challenge with a team spirit most haven’t used in decades. They work together to put on a money-making, show-stopping performance to save Sunny Vistas and quickly learn that there is no substitute for experience and…

They’re not done yet!

Tickets for Suddenly Seniors the Musical are $39 for all seats and can be purchased through the Plaza Live Box Office, 407-228-1220, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803 or online. Group Sales, for groups of 10 or more, may be arranged by calling 407 258-8080.

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Performance Dates:     22 performances beginning March 24, 2011 through April 17, 2011.
Official website:

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