Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Drowsy Chaperone Auditions are this weekend!



Misfits Theatre announces auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone directed by Marissa Dienstag

Preferred age is 14+ 

Audition Info:

Saturday, October 22nd, 3pm-6pm 
Sunday, October 23rd, 3pm-6pm
Monday, October 24th, 6pm-8:30pm (CALLBACKS)
@ ARTS/West, 132 West State St, Athens, OH 

- Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song from the 1930s-1960s (e.g. Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, etc.)
- Bring a headshot/resume if you have one
- Bring dance shoes if you have them and please dress to dance

Rehearsals are set to begin October 31st. Rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays. Performances will be January 20th-22nd and 27th-29th. 

If you have any questions or cannot make an audition date but would still like to audition, contact info@misfitsdrama.com


Character Breakdown: 

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.

Mrs. Tottendale
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.

Underling
Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.

Robert Martin
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.

George
Robert's anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert's best-interest always at heart.

Feldzieg
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.

Kitty
Feldzieg's dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.

Gangsters
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers. (May be male or female) 

Aldolpho
European self-proclaimed "ladies man"; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.

Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg's Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.

The Drowsy Chaperone
Janet's alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell

Trix
The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.

Ensemble
Staff; Reporters


Synopsis: 
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

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. Because of its many featured roles and accessible script, The Drowsy Chaperone will fit perfectly into any company's season or school's calendar.