FORT WAYNE CIVIC THEATRE – MUSICAL AUDITIONS
The Drowsy Chaperone
Director–Phillip Colglazier, Music Director-Eunice Wadewitz, Choreographer-Gary Lanier,
Stage Manager – Clarence Tennis, Asst. Stage Manager – Emma Smith
The Drowsy Chaperone – March 2 - 17, 2013 @ AUC - ALL AUDIENCES
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, One Act, Book Musical,
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!
It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
Audition Sign Up: We ask that you sign up for auditions by contacting Eunice Wadewitz, Music Director, at 260-422-8641, ext. 226 or email@example.com.
Auditions: Sunday, Dec. 9 @ 7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. Call Backs:Monday, Dec. 10 @ 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Auditions will be held at the Arts United Center at 303 East Main Street. Enter from the rear of the building, using the glass doors to the Green Room. Please arrive early to check in and fill out an audition form.
Rehearsals: January 14-March 1, Mon.–Fri., 7:00-10:00pm;
Some Sunday rehearsals–t.b.d.; between 2 to 6pm
Brush Up Rehearsals (if needed) Thursdays 3/7 & 3/14 – 6:30pm Call
Performances: March 2-17 - Fri & Sat @ 8:00pm, Sat & Sun @ 2:00pm
Audition Requirements: It is very important that we have ALL CONFLICTS at the time of the audition. We are seeking strong dancers/singers/actors. Prepare and memorize one verse of an up-tempo song or ballad which shows off your voice, range, and personality. Standard Broadway show tunes are best. Be sure to bring sheet music (not just lyrics but actual piano music) in the correct key – do not expect the pianist to transpose your music on sight. Have all cuts or repetitions clearly marked. Place your music in a binder or tape the sheets together for the benefit of the accompanist. Pianist is provided. Arrive dressed and ready to dance first, wearing clothes that shows your body type (no baggy clothes). Wear clothing you can move in for the choreography portion of the audition, which will be taught on site.
PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS: Cast of 5 Females & 8 Males, Small Ensemble (2 women/2 men)
*NOTE: We encourage actors of all ethnicities to audition.
Aldolpho - European self-proclaimed "ladies man", played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
A#2 - G4, Bass/Baritone + great falsetto. In "Adolpho", the high notes can be sung calla foce (falsetto). The lower notes are more of a character voice.
Feldzieg - Broadway producer, played by Jack Adler. Db3 - Db4, Bari tenor
2 Gangsters - Posing as pastry chefs, intending to collect from Feldzieg, played by the vaudeville duo the Tall Brothers.
Db3 - Gb4, Tenors
George - Robert's anxious best man. F3 - Bb4, Tenor
Janet Van de Graaf - The famous bride, played by rising star Jane Roberts. G3 – Eb, Alto
Kitty - Feldzieg's dim-witted companion, played by Sadie Adler. Bb3 - F5, Soprano
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 - The air-headed host of the wedding. G3 - Db5, Alto
Robert Martin - The dashing, ever-cheerful groom, played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman. C3 - Ab4, Tenor
The Drowsy Chaperone - Janet's alcoholic confidante, played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell.
F3 - D5, Alto
Trix - The brave and brash female aviator. Ab3 - Eb5, Alto
Underling - Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler. Ab2 - G4, Tenor
ENSEMBLE: (2 women/2 men) All chorus members must sing and dance or move well.
If you would like to serve on the backstage crew for this production, please call Robert at 422-8641 x227.
Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.
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