‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Auditions

About the Show:

A musical within a comedy!

You’ve never seen a show like this! When a down-on-his-luck musical theatre fan plays the record for his favorite musical – The Drowsy Chaperone – the show comes to life onstage! Don’t miss this uproariously hilarious and original parody of 1920s musicals.

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison / Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

About the Production:

Director: Travis Guillory

Rehearsals begin Aug. 13

Tech Week: Oct. 8-10

Performances: Oct. 11-20 (7 Performances)

About the Audition:

LOCATION: Fly Loft Studio, 117 N Boston Ave #208
DATE: July 13
TIMES: Three scheduled blocks are available —

Block A: 2-3 pm vocal auditions; 3-3:30 pm dance call
Block B: 3:30-4:30 pm vocal auditions; 4:30-5 pm dance call
Block C: 5-6 pm vocal auditions; 6-6:30 pm dance call

Register here to reserve your time slot.

VOCALS: Please prepare two 32-bar cuts of contrasting musical theatre pieces. You will be
asked to sing only one initially, so sing your best piece first. You must bring sheet music with
cuts appropriately marked. No a capella singing or recorded tracks, please. An accompanist will
be provided.

DANCE: All those who audition are generally required to attend the dance call. Please bring
appropriate clothing and dance shoes.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS: All who audition must be ages 18 and over. Exceptions may only be made for those with extensive theatre experience.

PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESUME AND A HEADSHOT.

PLAN TO ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR BLOCK TO COMPLETE PAPERWORK.

Roles Available:

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 18 & 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.