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The Drowsy Chaperone - 2017 Auditions

Posted by Evelynn Decker Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:54:00 PM Categories: Auditions Main Stage

Audtion Information

Direction Team

Director - Lance Arnold

Music Director - Karina Allayne

Choreographer - Logan Higgins

 

Callbacks

Callbacks Wednesday evening, August 9th - starting as early as 6:45pm 

Callback list is here
 

Audition Requirements

MUSIC:

We are looking for 16 bars in the style of the show. There are no restrictions on the song, if you wish to sing a song from The Drowsy Chaperone you may. Please bring Karaoke style tracks (ones without vocals) to accompany your song OR a copy of your sheet music for accompanist Jed Holland.

 

DANCE:

A dance combination will be taught at auditions, please dress comfortably for movement in the dance audition.

A video of the dance is posted in the facebook event here

 

COLD READINGS:

Sides below for the cold reads at auditions

Side 1 and Side 2 - Man in Chair

Side 3 - Janet-Chaperone-Man

Side 4 - Janet-Robert

Side 5 - Robert-George

Side 6 - Aldolpho-Chaperone

Side 7 - Tottendale-Underling

Side 8 - Tottendale-Underling

Side 9 - Feldzieg-Aldolpho

Side 10 - Kitty-Gangsters-Feldzieg

Side 11 - Kitty-Gangsters-Feldzieg

 

Character List

Drowsy Chaperone - Character Breakdown

Man in Chair (age 35-60) - Narrator and host. He is a neurotic shut-in and aficionado of Golden-Age musical theater. He listens to his record collection of classic Broadway shows to pick up his mood when he’s feeling down. The character engages directly and earnestly with the audience. He should be funny and charming but also realistic and natural.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Limited

 

Janet Van de Graaff (20-30) - Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is retiring from show business to marry Robert Martin. She is the classic 1920’s starlet and ingénue.

Vocal range: mezzo  Dance: Advanced (can safely pull of tricks (splits, acrobatics, contortion, juggling, etc.)



Robert Martin (20-30) – Lead role -  The groom who is in love with Janet Van de Graff. He is the classic 1920’s leading man: charming, handsome, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic.

Vocal range: tenor     Dance: Advanced  (Must be able to tap dance and roller skate.)



The Drowsy Chaperone (45-55) - Janet’s acerbic witted and alcoholic confidante. This role is played as The Grand Dame of the Theater: an aging diva that will steal every scene and skillfully chew the scenery. A big comedic role.

Vocal range: alto  Dance: Moderate



Aldolpho (40 - 55) - Latin Lothario. An over-confident buffoon that specializes in over-acting. Fake accent and excellent comic timing required.

Vocal range: baritone   Dance:  Moderate



Mrs. Tottendale (45-60) - The wealthy host of the wedding. She is dizzy and forgetful, but always sweet and charming. She is oblivious to the mayhem that surrounds her in the show.

Vocal range: alto         Dance: Limited



Underling (40-50) - Mrs. Tottendale’s butler. He is a classic English butler with a long suffering attitude, and understated sense of humor. He delivers lines with a dry sense of humor and sarcasm.

Vocal range: tenor  Dance: Moderate



Feldzieg (35-50) - Broadway producer who wants to stop the wedding and get Janet back in show business. He is an insensitive blowhard and a nervous wreck.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Moderate



Kitty (25 - 30’s) – 1920’s blonde chorine. She is the companion of Mr. Feldzieg and is trying to get the role of leading lady in his show. Nasal and annoying, but not mean.

Vocal range: mezzo or soprano   Dance: Moderate/Advanced



George (20-40) – The Best Man. He is loyal, affable, sincere, and nervous. He is a good friend to Robert. He works hard to keep the wedding from being derailed.

Vocal range: tenor    Dance:  Moderate – must be able to tap.



Gangsters 1 & 2 (30-40) – Stereotypical happy-go-lucky Broadway gangsters posing as pastry chefs. Complicated wordplay, classic New York accents and good comic timing required.

Vocal range: baritone  Dance: Moderate/Advanced

 

Trix (25-50) – A confident female aviator. She is a strong woman living a life of adventure. May double in ensemble.

Vocal range: mezzo      Dance: Moderate



Ensemble (Ages 20 & up) – A strong ensemble. actors play many characters. (Tottendale’s staff, Monkeys, reporters, photographers, Chinese monks, wedding guests) Opportunities for featured dancers

All vocal ranges.   Dance: Limited to Advanced All ensemble must move well.

 

Rehearsals

Sun 6-10 pm

Mon & Wed 7-10 pm

First rehearsal is Monday August 14th 2017

No rehearsal on Sunday August 27, 2017 [Wild Party final performance] / Monday September 4, 2017 [ Labor Day ]
 
Tech Week for cast begins on Sunday October 29 2017

 

Performances

Friday, November 3 @ 8 pm

Saturday November 4 @ 8 pm

Sunday November 5 @ 2 pm

Performances at Keefe Center For The Arts, 117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

The Drowsy Chaperone MTI show page

The Drowsy Chaperone Actorsingers Show Page 

http://www.actorsingers.org/the-drowsy-chaperone-2017-auditions-.aspx