THE LAKEWAY PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR:
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
A musical within a comedy
Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison; Book by Bob Martin and Don Mc Kellar
CONTACT: Cathy Rose, Director; email@example.com ; 512-415-2549
SHOW DATES: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2018
Tuesday, August 14th, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Thursday, August 16th, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 18th, 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (noon)
AUDITION LOCATION: The Lakeway Activity Center
105 Cross Creek
Lakeway, TX 78734
AUDITION TIMES: Please contact Cathy Rose to set up a specific audition time.
Actors should be prepared to sing 32 bars of a song (preferably from a musical).
Also be prepared to do a short dance combination and cold read from the script.
Please bring 1 copy each of your headshot and resume’ if you have them.
CASTING: All roles are available.
The ‘Man in Chair’, a mousy, agoraphobic Broadway fanatic, seeking to cure his "non-specific sadness", listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. As he listens to this rare recording, the characters appear in his apartment, and it is transformed into an impressive Broadway set with, sparkling furniture, painted backdrops, and glitzy costumes. ‘Man in Chair’ provides a running commentary throughout the show from the stage, though he is on the audience side of the fourth wall, invisible to the players.
The plot incorporates mistaken identities, dream sequences, spit takes, an unflappable English butler, an absent-minded dowager, a Broadway impresario and his Follies production, comic gangsters, a ditzy chorus girl, a harried best man, and a "Drowsy" (i.e. "tipsy") Chaperone, played by a blowzy Grande Dame of the Stage, specializing in "rousing anthems" and not above upstaging the occasional co-star.
Rehearsals will begin in September and continue thru tech and dress, the end of October.