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Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison; Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY
A modern day musical theatre addict drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the 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 chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs.
Director: Gail Steele
Music Director: Bob Healy
Choreographer: Amanda Lawton
Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and cold readings from the script. AUDITION READINGS All should prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and abilities. All will be taught a dance combination – please wear appropriate clothing/footwear. For those auditioning for either the role of Robert Martin or the Best Man George a short tap routine will be taught. If you have tap shoes please bring them.
*Singers should provide sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. Punctuality will be noted and appreciated!
Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When? Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 at 7PM sharp
Performance Dates: February 28, 29 & March 6, 7 at 8:00PM; March 8 at 2:00PM
Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday afternoons from 2-5PM, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm, beginning first week of January; additional rehearsals may be scheduled as needed.
Cast Requirements 18-22:
Character Breakdown for The Drowsy Chaperone is as follows:
ALDOLPHO (Baritone/Tenor) – European self-proclaimed ladies man, set up by Feldzieg to stop the wedding.
FELDZIEG (Baritone/Tenor) – Janet’s Broadway producer who hopes that the wedding falls through.
2 GANGSTERS (Baritone/Tenor) – 2 Brothers posing as pastry chefs, trying to collect from Feldzieg, vaudevillian sidekicks
GEORGE (Tenor) – Robert’s anxious best man
JANET VAN de GRAAF (Alto) – The famous bride, former show girl giving up the stage for love.
KITTY (Soprano) – Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion, looking for her break in show business
MAN IN CHAIR – Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. His recording of “The Drowsy Chaperone” brings the show to life as he narrates.
MRS. TOTTENDALE (Alto) – Wealthy, often forgetful host of the wedding
ROBERT MARTIN (Tenor) – The dashing, ever-cheerful groom
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Alto) – Janet’s alcoholic confidante, over dramatized belt singer/actress.
TRIX (Alto) – The brave and brash female aviator
UNDERLING (Tenor) – Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler
SUPERINTENDENT (Non-Singing) – Fun Cameo role from ensemble
CHORUS/DANCERS: Singing/Dancing Reporters, Maids, Butlers, Flight Attendants &Monkeys
For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
(dates and times may be subject to change)