Get Ready is a play about the relationship between musicians and the struggle for control over the music they make. Playwrights Stewart and Plummer offer us an intergenerational take on this issue by creating characters that span three generations. The Doves, middle-aged crooners whose heyday was circa 1960, embody the essence of performers like Al Green, Otis Redding, and The Platters. Their dance instructor, Knobby Coles, comes from an earlier generation of great vaudevillian performers such as The Nicholas brothers and Bill "Bo Jangles" Robinson. Knobby's employee, J.R., is a young man who dreams of getting his break from a music contest much like American Idol. Each character in this play is involved in his own personal struggle to find a voice and to be adequately and fairly compensated for his artistic work.