Good Company Players’ Upcoming Musical Auditions
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA
(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email at email@example.com)
The Drowsy Chaperone
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar
Rehearsals Begin: July 31, 2017 Performs: September 14 – November 12, 2017
Director: Denise Graziani
When an avid theatre buff places an old record on his phonograph, his favorite 1928 Broadway show comes to life in his living room. A loving satire of old musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone hilariously pulls one show-stopping production number after another out of – the refrigerator. A parade of zany characters spills onto the stage: the loveable movie star, and her besotted bridegroom, a bumbling best man, a desperate movie producer, ditsy hostess, wise-cracking butler, gangsters in disguise, a Latin Lothario, and an inebriated chaperone will all sing and dance their way into your heart. Rated PG.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
THE MAN-IN-THE-CHAIR (Male, 30+) The narrator of the piece, he loves old musicals and comments on various facets of the show with enthusiasm and loving wit. Doesn’t sing. Should have excellent comic timing.
JANET VAN DE GRAAFF (Female, 20-40) Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. Beautiful, vivacious and outgoing, she loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920’s “It Girl”. Should have strong movement and special skills (tap, some acrobatic, other). Vocally needs a wide range (G3-E5) with a big belt.
ROBERT MARTIN (Male, 20-45) The groom-to-be. Deeply in love with Janet. Typical 20’s dashing leading man. Cheesy, cheerful and optimistic. Must tap dance and roller skate. Tenor (C3-Ab4)
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Female, 30+) Janet’s alcoholic chaperone and confidante. A melodramatic Diva. Great comedic role. Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)
ALDOLPHO (Male, 30-50) Latin Lothario. Overly confident and buffoonish. Requires a broad acting style and fake Spanish/Italian accent as well as great comedic timing. Bass/Baritone with great falsetto. (A#2-G4)
MRS. TOTTENDALE (Female, 35+) A wealthy, absentminded widow who is hosting the wedding party. Absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion she causes. Should have excellent comedic skills. Alto character voice (G3-Db5)
UNDERLING (Male, 35+) Mrs Tottendale’s unflappable butler. Stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic. Requires a wonderful comic ability. Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4).
FELDZIEG (Male, 30+) Harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding and keep Janet in the Follies. Nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing and insensitive. Baritone (Db3-Db4)
KITTY (Female, 18-40) 1920’s dumb blonde chorine. Feldzieg’s girlfriend. Desperate to be a leading lady. Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
GEORGE (Male, 18-45) Robert’s anxious best man. Loyal, sincere and nervous. Feels very responsible for the wedding coming off without a hitch. Must tap dance. Tenor (F3-Bb4)
GANGSTERS 1 & 2 (Male, 18+) Jovial gangsters posing as pastry chefs. Typical 1920’s gangsters. Good comic timing, vocals and dancing skills required. Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
TRIX THE AVATRIX (Female, 20+) Brave and brash female pilot. Sassy, sleek and a take-charge woman. Big belt Alto (Ab3-Eb5)
ENSEMBLE (Male and female, all ages) The ensemble is kept pretty busy in this show, playing various characters as well as singing and dancing in some very lively production numbers.
* We ask that auditionees for our musical productions complete all portions of the audition even though some roles are non-singing and/or non-dancing.
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