THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

AUDITIONS
-Directed by Marc Hammes & Wesley Henson
Choreographed by Paula Gerhardt

 

Thursday, December 9, 6-8pm
&
Saturday, December 11, 12-3pm


On Stage Playhouse
215 High School Avenue, Monroe, GA.
Ages 16 & Up

ATTENTION ACTORS:  
ALL cast and crew for this production must be fully vaccinated to audition and perform.  

Due to the limited space backstage of the playhouse, social distancing will be impossible, and therefore the Board of Directors has determined this is the best option to protect our members and productions.
We define a “fully vaccinated” individual as one who has received their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and has received the final shot at least 14 days before the first rehearsal.  Because of this policy, mask wearing and social distancing will not be enforced during rehearsal, following the CDC guidelines.

See the On Stage full COVID-19 Policy.  

AUDITION INFORMATION
Please come any time during the audition dates and times.  
Actors MUST wear a mask to enter and have proof of vaccination.  
Social distancing will be enforced.  Auditions will last about 30 minutes.  

All performers must be prepared to sing 60-90 seconds of a song of your choice which exemplifies your range and expressivity.  You may bring prepared music (an MP3/cell phone) if you prefer; we will provide a speaker.  Feel free to sing acapella. 

Actors will be asked to work through a dance number that will be taught at the audition.
There will be cold readings from the script.    

*Bring your calendars and be prepared to note any rehearsal conflicts from the information below.    


REHEARSAL INFORMATION
Our first read through/parent meeting will be Thursday, December 16, at 7pm and rehearsals beginning Thursday, January 6, 2022.  These will generally be Tuesday and Thursdays evenings from 7-9pm, and Saturdays from 2-5pm.  A more specific rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.  No absences allowed during tech weeks, February 7-17, 2022 and during performances.  


PERFORMANCES
Evening Performances:  February 18, 19, 25, 26, March 1, 4, & 5, 2022 at 8pm
Matinee Performances:  February 27 & March 6, 2022 at 2pm

PERFORMANCE NOTE: All show patrons will be required to wear a face mask during the entire performance so that we may fill the playhouse to capacity.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  We want our On Stage Family to enjoy the show and to be safe! 


 

CASTING INFORMATION
Actors of ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition
Ages 16 & Up  (Age ranges below are a ONLY a suggestion)


Some roles may be cast as gender neutral (male or female)
Up to 20 actors may be cast

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN


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.
Vocal Part: Spoken (small amount of singing)
Gender: Male
Age: 30+

Mrs. Tottendale
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
Gender: Female
Age: 30+
Vocal Part: Alto
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Underling
Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
Gender: Male
Age: 30+
Vocal Part: Tenor
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

 

Robert Martin
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal Part: Tenor
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3


George
Robert's anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert's best-interest always at heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal Range: Tenor
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Feldzieg
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.
Gender: Male
Age: 25+
Vocal Part: Baritone
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

 

Kitty
Feldzieg's dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.
Gender: Female
Age: 25+
Vocal Part: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Gangsters (2)
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal Part: Tenor/Baritone
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3


Aldolpho
European self-proclaimed "ladies man"; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
Gender: Male
Age: 30+
Vocal Part: Baritone/Bass
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A#2

 

Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg's Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.
Gender: Female
Age: 20+
Vocal Part: Mezzo-Soprano or Alto
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

 

The Drowsy Chaperone

Janet's alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress, Beatrice Stockwell.
Gender: Female
Age: 30+
Vocal Part: Alto
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Trix, the Aviatrix
The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.
Gender: Female
Age: 25+
Vocal Part: Alto
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ensemble
(Opportunities for featured casting in the ensemble)
Mrs. Tottendale’s Staff , Mrs. Tottendale’s Guests, Reporters, Photographers, Magic Assistants, Monkey Dancers, Wedding Singers
Gender: Male and Female
Age: All Ages
Vocal Parts: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone

 

Visit https://www.mtishows.com/the-drowsy-chaperone for more information.

Questions: Contact the Director, Marc Hammes, at director@onstagewalton.com

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.