The following was submitted by Theatre North of Boston:
Marblehead Little Theatre announces non-equity auditions for the Drowsy Chaperone- the new musical comedy that is swooping into town with tons of laughs and the most 2006 Tony Awards of any musical on Broadway! It all begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite Broadway record, a 1928 smash hit called "The Drowsy Chaperone," and the show magically bursts to life.
Auditions By Appointment Only:
Email: Robert.e.Kerrigan@usps.gov for Audition slot.
Audition Dates: Wed. August 8, 7:00 – 9:00pm & Thur. August 9, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Callbacks and Dance Call: Mon. August 13, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Auditions will be held at Marblehead School of Music, 13 Essex Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
For the audition please prepare 32 bars of one up-tempo song that is not from the show and a short comedic monologue. Bring Sheet music in the correct key, a copy of resume, and your possible conflicts for the rehearsal process. Be prepared to read sides from the show as well.
Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Monday and Thursday evenings at the Marblehead Little Theatre (12 School St. in Marblehead) Actors will only be called at rehearsal when needed.
ALDOLPHO (30s-50s) European self-proclaimed "ladies man," played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
A#2 - G4 (Bass/Baritone + great falsetto)
In the song "Adolpho", the high notes in the song can be sung callafoce (falsetto). The lower notes are more of a character voice.
FELDZIEG (40s-60s) Broadway producer, played by Jack Adler.
Db3 - Db4 (Baritenor)
GANGSTERS (20s-45s) Posing as pastry chefs, intending to collect from Feldzieg, played by the vaudeville duo the Tall Brothers.
Db3 - Gb4 (Tenors)
GEORGE (20s-40s) Robert's anxious best man.
JANET VAN de GRAAF (20s-40s) The famous bride, played by rising star Jane Roberts.
G3 - Eb (Alto)
KITTY (20s-45s) Feldzieg's dim-witted companion, played by Sadie Adler.
Bb3 - F5 (Soprano)
MAN IN CHAIR (20-50s) 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 (40s-60s)The air-headed host of the wedding.
G3 - Db5 (Alto)
ROBERT MARTIN (20s-40s) The dashing, ever-cheerful groom, played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
C3 - Ab4 (Tenor)
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (30s-50s) Janet's alcoholic confidante, played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell
F3 - D5 (Alto)
TRIX (20s-40s) The brave and brash female aviator.
Ab3 - Eb5 (Alto)
UNDERLING (40s-60) Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler.
Ab2 - G4 (Tenor)
Ensemble: 5-10 Men, 5-10 Women. (Ages: 18 – 40)
A note about characters: All characters must embrace the essence of late 1920’s. Because this show is very much a character actor and musical theatre show it is very VERY important to have an animated personality.