Drowsy Chaperone Auditions
Performance Now Theatre Company
Announces Auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone”
Book By Bob Martin and Don Kellar
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Directed and Choreographed by KELLY VAN OOSBREE
Music Direction by ERIC WEINSTEIN
Produced by KEN GOODWIN
Artistic Director: ALISA METCALF
Saturday, December 14, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Callbacks Sunday, December 15th 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Seeking to cast
5 female principal roles
7 male principle roles
8-10 ensemble roles (ages 18+, please) Actors of all ethnicities are highly encouraged to audition.
The role of Man in Chair has been cast.
Janet van de Graaf (20+) Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. Attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality. She loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920’s starlet. Strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus. Vocal range: Alto with big belt (G3-E5)
Mrs. Tottendale (40+) A wealthy widow and host of the wedding. She is flighty, eccentric, often times forgetful, and funny. She is absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people. Vocal range: Alto character voice (G3-Db5)
Underling (40+) Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. He is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic. A cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny.
Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
The Drowsy Chaperone (30+) Janet’s alcoholic confidante. Care-free, often because she is drunk. An experienced “woman of the world” who couldn’t care less what the world thinks. A melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Great comedic role. Think Liza Minnelli meets Tallulah Bankhead. Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)
Robert Martin (25+) The groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet. He is the token 1920’s leading man – debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic. Must be able to tap dance and roller skate.Vocal range: Tenor (C3-Ab4)
Gangster #1 (25+) & Gangster #2 (25+) Two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs. Typical 1920’s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills required. Vocal range: Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
George (25+) Robert’s anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and nervous. Makes looking out for Robert’s interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch. Must be able to tap. Vocal range: Tenor (F3-Bb4)
Aldolpho (25+) Latin lothario. A womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. He is confident, vigorous, and a buffoon. Vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent required. Should have great comic timing. Vocal range: Bass/Baritone + great falsetto (A#2-G4)
Feldzieg (40+) Harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies. He is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive. Vocal range: Baritone (Db3-Db4)
Kitty (20+) 1920’ dumb blonde chorine. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. A cross between Norma Cassady from Victor Victoria and Lena Lamont from Singin’ in the Rain. Vocal range: Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
Trix the Aviatrix (20+) The brave and brash female aviator. She is sassy, sleek and a take charge kind of gal. May double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Alto (Ab3-Eb5)
8-10 dancing/acting/singing ensemble roles (must be 18+)
Little Theatre Culture Center, 9142 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80127
(Please do not call Little Theatre)
REHEARSALS start Saturday, February 1
March 16-19, 6:00-10:00 pm at the Lakewood Cultural Center;
March 20-April 5 at the Lakewood Cultural Center
Fridays - 7:30 pm (6:00 call)
Saturdays - 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm (12:30 & 6:00 calls)
Sundays - 2:00 pm (12:30 call)
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show
Be prepared to sing and read from the script and score.
Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No taped music or a cappella.
Please bring a headshot, resume & list of conflicts.
All rehearsals will take place in the Littleton/Highlands Ranch area.
Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 1-6PM
There may be a few additional weeknight evening music rehearsals.
Actors are paid $300, due upon completion of show and return of your script.
All actors are required to participate in strike on April 5.
Please remember your audition time. If you need to cancel your audition for any reason, PLEASE do so as a courtesy to us and the other actors as this will free up your original audition time for someone else.
For questions regarding the audition process, email Ken Goodwin at [email protected].
For assistance during auditions and callbacks, call 303.918.1500