Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone!
April 14th at 11:00 AM at Studio K Dance Center, 11327 Oasis Rd, Pinon Hills, CA 92372
Callbacks at director's request April 17th at 7:30 PM
For video audition submissions, please email to email@example.com
Performances run August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, & 12th at the Granite Hills High School PAC in Apple Valley.
Bring a picture and resume and be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a standard musical comedy song. No accompanist will be provided, so please bring your backing track on CD, phone, tablet, etc...
You may be asked to stay and read and/or dance. Tap dance experience not mandatory, but definitely a plus.
The curtain rises on a present-day musical theatre fanatic eager to tell you about his favorite Broadway musical --The Drowsy Chaperone.
To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite LP, the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her perpetually drunk chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin Lothario and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Ruses are played, hi-jinks occur, and the plot spins everyone into musical comedy euphoria.
Man In Chair: Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl. (Leading pivotal role with much monologuing)
Janet Van De Graaff: (20s-30s) Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. Attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality. She loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920s starlet. Strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus. Vocal range: Soprano or Alto (G3-E5)
Robert Martin: (20s-40s) The groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet. He is the token 1920s leading man – debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic. Must be able to tap dance and roller skate. Vocal range: Tenor (C3 – Ab4)
The Drowsy Chaperone: (40s-50s) Janet’s alcoholic confidante. Care-free, often because she is drunk. An experienced “woman of the world” who couldn’t care less what the world thinks. A melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Great comedic role. Vocal range: Alto (F3-D5)
Aldolpho: (20s-40s) Latin Lothario. A womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. He is confident, vigorous, and a buffoon. Vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent required. Should have great comic timing. Vocal range: Bass/Baritone + great falsetto (A#2-G4)
Mrs. Tottendale: A wealthy widow and host of the wedding. She is flighty, eccentric, often times forgetful, and funny. She is absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people. Vocal range: Alto character voice (G3-Db5)
Underling: Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. He is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic. Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
Mr. Feldzieg: Harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies. He is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive. Vocal range: Baritone (Db3-Db4)
Kitty: (18-30) 1920s dumb blonde chorine. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. A cross between Norma Cassady from Victor Victoria and Lena Lamont from Singin’ in the Rain. Vocal range: Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
George: Robert’s anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and nervous. Makes looking out for Robert’s interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch. Must be able to tap. Vocal range: Tenor (F3-Bb4)
Gangsters 1 & 2: (age and gender open) Two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs. Typical 1920s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills required. Vocal range: Alto/Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
Trix the Aviatrix: The brave and brash female aviator. She is sassy, sleek and a take charge kind of gal. May double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Alto (Ab3-Eb5)
Ensemble: (ages 13 and up) A strong dancing/singing ensemble. Vocal ranges: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass