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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
AUDITIONS!

VIDEO AUDITION
Submit Video Auditions, Headshot and Resume by
Wednesday, November 30 to auditions@desertstages.org

ACTORS AGES

13-18

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form by Wednesday, November 30

SUBMIT REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 
Video auditions should consist of
• 2 contrasting, 16-bar cuts, from a musical written before 1970, and
• One 1-minute comedic monologue.
• Include your name, age, and roles you would like to be considered for.
• Please forward a headshot and resume.


IN-PERSON CALLBACKS

 tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 4

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
to begin Sunday, December 11

NO TECH OR PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS ALLOWED.

SHOW DATES
Friday, February 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 4, 2:00pm
Saturday,  February 4  , 7:30pm
Sunday,  February 5 , 2:00pm

Friday,  February 10 , 7:30pm
Saturday,  February 11 , 2:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2:00 pm

 

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Sunday, February 12)

– $120 PRODUCTION FEE per actor under the age of 18.  Show T-shirt is included.
– Additional show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

COVID-19 POLICIES:
Masks may be required during rehearsals and performances.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.

Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen Production of

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Directed by Stephen Hohendorf

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS

SUMMARY- FROM MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.  Many featured roles!

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 
 
Man in Chair: The narrator and host for the show. He is a musical theatre aficionado, truly happy listening to his collection of soundtracks from classic Broadway shows. This is the only character that is not a stock character from 1920’s musicals. Speaking Role.
Janet Van de Graaff: 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 1920s starlet. Strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus. Vocal range: Alto with big belt (G3-E5)
Robert Martin: The groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet. He is the token 1920s 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)
The Drowsy Chaperone: 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. Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)
Aldolpho: 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)
Mrs. Tottendale: 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: Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. He is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic. Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
Mr. Feldzieg: 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: 1920s dumb blonde chorus girl. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. Vocal range: Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
George: 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)
Gangsters 1 & 2: Two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs. Typical 1920s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills required. Vocal range: Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
Trix the Aviatrix: 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)
Ensemble: A strong, dancing/singing ensemble consisting of males and females. Vocal range: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass