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AUDITIONS & TECH INTERVIEWS

 PH PLAYERS SEASON 2020-2021

SPRING 2021

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
 
Music & Lyrics by
LISA LAMBERT and GREG MORRISON

Book by
BOB MARTIN and DON MCKELLAR

Audition Requirements
  • Students must not have ANY D's or F's in any of their classes this semester. We will do grade checks throughout the rehearsal process, and anyone failing a class will not be considered for a role.**NOTE: This is an extracurricular event. Grades are a priority. 
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  • Students must have permission from a parent/guardian to participate. Parents/Guardians must approve the live rehearsals and live recordings for the student to be eligible. Expressed parent permission will be asked on the Audition Form.  ***NOTE: Students who have pre-existing conditions and cannot show up to any live aspect of the show must contact MLoRicco@rcps.info to learn of ways to get involved. 
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  • Students MUST be able to follow all of the approved COVID safety procedures including, but not limited to: wearing masks, maintaining 6ft of social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing, possible testing, and temperature checks and screenings upon arrival to campus. We will also ask students and parents to maintain strict quarantine protocols for the Recording Week of the show (. More details to come.  
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  • Must be available for ALL required rehearsals. ***NOTE: Special circumstances may be reviewed, but acts with open availability will be given priority over conflicts 
What you need to prepare (DEADLINE 12/13): 
  • All actors should prepare one 16-32 bar COMEDIC song, and 1-2 minute COMEDIC Monologue. Actors will only dance if they receive a callback. ***You can sing or do a monologue from the show***
NEED A MONOLOGUE (GENDER NEUTRAL) -  Email mloricco@rcps.info
  • All dancers should prepare a 1-minute jazz OR tap routine for your audition. Dancers will only need to read a monologue if they receive a callback. 
 
  • Please slate your Audition Video, which means to introduce yourself and your piece before you begin.
  • If you are singing, please make sure you are singing with a karaoke or accompaniment track - we want to hear YOU sing, not the original singer in the background. 
 
NOTE: We will choose more polished, prepared, and professional artists over any that are not as prepared. Please do your best to submit something that is as Performance Ready as possible. Be sure to dress like you would for any professional audition or interview.

When will you know whether you are invited to the callback: 

The Creative Team will review the audition submissions, and send emails no later than December 15. We will send you an email about whether you made the callback or not. 

  • Callbacks will be Virtual and held on Wednesday, December 16 from 4-7pm (or as needed). Be sure to keep an eye out on your email to know if you received an invitation to the callback or not.  
  • If you do not make it this year, PLEASE do not be discouraged. Treat yourself to something to reward yourself for auditioning and stay in touch to see how you can get involved backstage. 


TECH INTERVIEWS FOR THE SPRING MUSICAL WILL BE JANUARY 6. Please sign

up for an interview by completing this form: LINK TO TECH FORM HERE 



ROLES

Man in Chair

40-60s, Vocal range: Bass/Baritone (G2-C4)

Musical theatre aficionado and recluse who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the entire show peppering it with his own commentary as he listens to the Broadway recording of "The Drowsy Chaperone” on vinyl to cure his blue mood. Role includes very minimal singing but must have incredible comic timing, strong acting skills, and an excellent ability to interact with the audience. His mannerisms and tics should be amusing and charming while grounded in reality.

Janet Van de Graaff

20s-30s, Vocal range: Alto/Mezzo with both a big belt and a strong head voice (G3-A5)

Feldzieg’s Follies Star and bride-to-be who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. Attractive, vivacious, loves being the center of attention. Must be a true triple threat performer.

Requires strong movement; special skills (acrobatics, juggling, playing an instrument etc.) a plus.

Robert Martin

20s-40s, Vocal range: Tenor (G2-A4)

Dashing groom-to-be, head over heels in love with Janet. He is the matinee idol of the time – debonair, dashing, charming, and ever-cheerful. He is cheesy and optimistic.

Must be able to tap dance and roller skate.

The Drowsy Chaperone

30s-50s, Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-E5)

Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend. Care-free, often because she is intoxicated. An indulgent, melodramatic diva to be reckoned with, she couldn’t care less what the world thinks; she gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in.

Great comedic role.

Aldolpho

20s-40s - Latino / Mediterranean / Italian preferred), Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor with strong falsetto (A#2-A4)

“Latin lothario” - a womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. Believes himself to be quite the ladies man, he is confident, and vigorous, but somewhat of a buffoon. Requires vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent, great comic timing, and some flexibility for stage movement and physical comedy.

Mrs. Tottendale

45-60s, Vocal range: Alto character voice (F3-Db5)

A wealthy widow and host of the wedding. Charming, bubbly, flighty, eccentric, oftentimes forgetful, and funny. Delightfully oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people.

Underling

40s-60s, Vocal range: Baritone character voice (G2-Gb4)

Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. He is stoic, dry, and sarcastic.

Mr. Feldzieg

40s-50s, Vocal range: Baritone (Db3-F4)

Harried producer and man on a mission, he will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in Feldzieg’s Follies. He is blustering, nervous, sarcastic, impatient, and overbearing.

Kitty

20s-30s, Vocal range: Soprano/Mezzo with comedic belt (Bb3-Eb5)

Mr. Feldzieg’s dim-witted brassy companion, a chorus girl with bold aspirations to be a leading lady. Must have impeccable comedic timing.


George

20s-40s, Vocal range: Tenor (C3-Bb4)

Robert’s incredibly anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and very VERY nervous. He 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 dance.

Gangsters / Pastry Chefs

20s-40s, Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor (Db3-G4) or Alto/Mezzo (C4-Eb5)

Two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs. Must work together as a single comedic unit adept at wordplay and puns in the spirit of Abbott and Costello; requires stylized physical comedy schtick and dancing skills.

Open to any gender.

Trix the Aviatrix

20s-50s - African American, Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (Ab3-Eb5).

The brave and brash female aviator. She presides over the wedding. She is sassy, sleek and a take-charge kind of gal.


Ensemble

Seeking 4-8 dancers/singers to play maids and butlers, reporters, nightmare monkeys and more!

Understudies for the principal roles will be cast out of this group. 







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