When Katie, first violinist in a prestigious high school orchestra, disappears suddenly, the school’s music program is left disarray. Mr. Lee decides to hold auditions for the open position of first violin, but the politics of the band program are surprisingly complicated and the process is fraught with conflict. A colorful cast of characters auditions for the position, and some go to extreme lengths to win—parents get involved, speeches are made, and tears are shed. Still, the question hangs over it all: What happened to Katie, and will she ever come back?
Part of the collection Keen Teens: Volume 3.
Presented as a part of Keen Teens 2015.
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Our Picks for The 2019/20 Season: K-12 Edition
April 23, 2019
From the Desk of Licensing: K-12 Edition
April 15, 2019
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
$90 with other plays in collection
- Setting: Multiple locations.
ROSIN - second chair violin, perfectionist, suckup
JESSICA - third chair violin, the alpha twin
MESSICA - fourth chair violin, the beta twin
JULIE - the fifth chair violin, Katie’s best friend, nondescript
REED - Julie's only other best friend, a clarinet
THE CUSTODIAN - a prophet, maybe former violin prodigy, from a nebulous eastern european country that was once ruled by a dictator
MRS. JACKSON - Julie’s mother
MR. JACKSON - Julie’s father
MR. LEE - former student now turned high school orchestra conductor
WOMAN (OR MAN) IN A BOAT - can be doubled with any other role
- Ensemble cast
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Roles for Teens
EVERYONE is part of the CHORUS when they're not playing an active role on stage. Also, with a little tweaking, any of the characters can be played by an actor of any gender.