directed by Marnie Herzfeld
Music Director: Denise Wisneski
Choreographer: Megan Kelsh
Assistant Director: Melanie Magolan
Audition dates: March 3 at 2:00 pm and March 5 at 7:30 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: June 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 2013
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE pays tribute to the Jazz Age shows of the 1920′s and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness.
The show includes four romantic couples, a best man, a pair of gangsters, a deus ex machina in the form of an aviatrix, and the host/narrator, which is not a singing role. Yes, if you are a male who has always wanted to be in a musical, despite the lack of singing ability, this is the show for you.
What follows is a casting list with vocal ranges. Age ranges are approximate stage ages and are by no means absolute.
Questions? Contact Director Marnie Herzfeld at email@example.com
Casting Information for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
European self-proclaimed “ladies man” Male, 35-45 yrs old Range: A#2 – G4
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show. Male, 35+ yrs old Range: Db3 – Db4
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg. Males, 25+ yrs old Range: Db3 – Gb4
Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man. Male, 35-50 yrs old Range: F3 – Bb4
JANET VAN de GRAAF
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies. Female, 25-35 yrs old Range: G3 – Eb
Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star. Female, 25-30 yrs old Range: Bb3 – F5
MAN IN CHAIR
Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. Male, 40+ yrs old Speaking Role
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding. Female, 50+ yrs old Range: G3 – Db5
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: C3 – Ab4
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend. Female, 40+ yrs old Range: F3 – D5
The brave and brash female aviator. Female, 30-40 yrs old Range: Ab3 – Eb5
Mrs. Tottendale’s butler who is thrifty, stiff yet has an understated sense of humor. Male, 35-50 yrs old Range: Ab2 – G4
4-6 male or female actors to play servants, etc.