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Dates & Info

Director: Charity Farrell
Choreographer: Katelyn Parish

Music Director: TBD

Pay: small stipend
 


Audition Due Date: Sat, June 12 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
Invited Callbacks: June 20 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
Cast Announcement: Final Week of June
Rehearsals: July 2 - August 20, 2021
Performances: September 16-19, 2021

*performers will not need to be available for

performance dates

Equipment Ideas *NOT MANDATORY

Audition Requirements

  • 32 bar MT song ​(with instrumental track)

Record Video Horizontally

  • Neutral Background

Label clearly *Avoid using / in file name. can cause upload issues*

  • full name_song title_role desired

  • full name_resume, full name_headshot
    *please confirm your contact info is listed on your resume before submitting.

Due date June 12th @ 8pm ET/5pm PT

*AVOID USING / IN FILE NAMES


*please confirm your contact info is on your resume before submitting.

Production Description

A satirical Jazz-Age musical full of huge characters and even bigger laughs. The show parodies the great musical comedies of the 1920s, and is set up as a show within a show. ‘Man in Chair’ plays and obsesses over his vinyl record, and we see his recording of the fictitious musical ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ come to life. Cue two lovers the night before their wedding, a useless best man, a down on his luck theatre producer, some gangsters, a hostess who isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, a Latin Lothario and the intoxicated chaperone creating the perfect mix of madness and hilarity.

Roles

MAN IN CHAIR (LEAD): Male 30+

speaking role, a hermit with funny and oddly charming attributes, the narrator and pivotal role in the show, whose true happiness comes from listening to his collection of Broadway vinyl records, tour-de-force role for a comedic actor, this role requires a huge amount of versatility and a commanding presence as he switches from being immersed in the show and the real world, no pressure, but this is the ‘make or break’ role of the show, onstage for the majority of the show and has large sections of dialogue.

ROBERT MARTIN (LEAD): Male 18+

tenor, the classic 1920’s leading man, set to marry Janet; charming, handsome with an air of arrogance, most of his interactions are cheesy and cheerful, this performer must have solid comic timing, a big and confident smile, and be willing to learn to roller skate blindfolded... unless he already knows how to do that.

JANET VAN DE GRAAF (LEAD): Female 18+

mezzo belt, star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is retiring from show business to marry Robert Martin, Janet is the classic 1920’s starlet and ingenue, and oozes charisma and sex appeal, she knows she is always being watched and is careful to present her best angle at all times, this performer must be ready to show off, bring your special skills (juggling, acro, splits etc), your charisma, and your belted C that goes on for days.

Note: We love Sutton Foster, but we want to see you - not you trying to perform like her. Try hard to find your own style at auditions.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (LEAD): Female 30+

alto belt, Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend, and Man In Chair’s icon, this role is played as The Grand Dame of the theatre; think Patti LuPone, Barbara Streisand levels of fabulous, this is a big comedic role that requires extremely strong stage presence and an assertive, confident singing style

FELDZIEG (SUPPORTING): Male 18+

baritone, a cigar holding Broadway producer who wants to get Janet back into show business, egotistical, narcissistic, impatient and insensitive, this performer dances and sings a little, but mostly acts as the straight business man in contrast to crazier characters... mostly.

 

KITTY (SUPPORTING): Female 18+

soprano, comedic belt, 1920’s blonde bimbo (or is she?), she is Feldzeig’s travelling companion and desperate to get a leading role in a show, nasal and annoying, Kitty means well but aggravates everyone
around her, requires a performer who can play the bimbo well, must have an accent that is annoying to everyone around her, but not be annoying to the audience to listen to for extended periods, fun and brash role for an energetic performer.

GANGSTERS (SUPPORTING): Male 18+

tenor, classic Broadway gangsters who are employees of a ‘certain individual’ and have been sent to stop the wedding of Janet and Robert, requires performers adept at handling fast paced wordplay in classic New York accents, and vaudeville style physical comedy.

ADOLPHO (SUPPORTING): Male 25+

bass/baritone with falsetto, the womanizing Latin lothario with fake sounding Spanish accent, an over-confident buffoon that specialises in over-acting, this actor needs excellent comic timing, huge amounts of enthusiasm and to not take themselves too seriously, over the top accents and vaudeville style acting.

MRS. TOTTENDALE (SUPPORTING): Female 40+

alto, a widow who is hosting Janet and Robert’s wedding, dizzy, forgetful, and oblivious to the mayhem that surrounds her in the show, one of the most ridiculous but wonderful characters, this performer requires excellent comic timing, and must be comfortable in performing repeated spit takes, this performer will be taught a few chords on the ukulele.

UNDERLING (SUPPORTING): Male 35+

tenor, Mrs Tottendale’s butler and manservant, he is a classic English butler with excellent dry humour and sarcasm, this performer must be able to perform a convincing and haughty English accent, and must be okay with having water repeatedly spat on them night after night.

TRIX (FEATURED): Female 18+

alto, a confident and tomboyish female pilot, she is a strong and self-assured woman constantly travelling and seeking adventure.