Auditions: The Drowsy Chaperone

THE MMAS BLACKBOX THEATRE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR

The Drowsy Chaperone 
Directed and Choreographed by Vincent S. Ratsavong Music Direction by Derrick Lacasse
PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS: Sunday, May 20th, 2018
5:00pm-6:30pm *Preliminary Vocal Call
6:30pm-7:30pm-Dance Call (All auditioning required to attend.)
7:30pm-9:00pm *Preliminary Vocal Call
CALLBACKS: Monday, May 21st 7:00pm-9:30pm- Cold Read and Vocal Call
WHERE: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048
AUDITION CONTACT: Vincent S. Ratsavong vsratsavong@gmail.com *Please make an appointment to attend one of the Preliminary Vocal Calls on Sunday, May 20th. Preliminary vocal calls will be scheduled through the audition contact and an arrival time will be provided on receipt of scheduling. All auditioning are required to attend the Dance Call which may be after or before your scheduled Preliminary Vocal Call. Callbacks will be held Monday, May 21st.
If you cannot attend either the preliminary audition or callback but are interested in auditioning, please advise and we will work to make alternative arrangements for you to be seen. Please contact Vincent S. Ratsavong, to schedule an appointment vsratsavong@gmail.com
Vocal Call: Please Prepare 32 bars of a Broadway standard or a selection in the style of The Drowsy Chaperone. Please clearly mark your music for the accompanist and note that a copy of The Drowsy Chaperone score will be available at all auditions.
Dance Call: Please bring athletic or dance attire to change into for this portion of the audition. Ladies should wear character heels and men should provide Oxford dance or jazz shoes. Baggy and loose fitting clothing is not recommended.
Callbacks: Please be prepared to cold read selections from the libretto. Those attending the callbacks may be asked to sing from The Drowsy Chaperone Score.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
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. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50
Mrs. Tottendale: The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding. Gender: Female Age: 50 to 60 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: 35 to 50 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Robert Martin: The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.Gender: MaleAge: 25 to 35 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: MaleAge: 35 to 50 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 to 35 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 to 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Gangsters: Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg;  played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.bGender: Male Age: 35 to 45 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: 35 to 45 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: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: -1 Vocal range bottom: G3
The Drowsy Chaperone: Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell Gender: Female Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: F3
Trix: The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding. Gender: Female Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Ensemble: Staff; Reporters