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January 9, 2018

Additional Auditions for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE – Jan 21

The Castle Craig Players will hold additional auditions for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE on Sunday, January 21 from 2:00-5:00pm. See breakdown below for roles that are still available, and email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com to schedule an audition time slot.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES: 

JANET VAN DE GRAAFF: (20s-30s) Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. Attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality. She loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920’s starlet. Strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus. Vocal range: Alto with big belt (G3-E5)

ROBERT MARTIN: (20s-40) The groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet. He is the token 1920s leading man – debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic. Must be able to tap dance and roller skate. Vocal range: Tenor (C3 – Ab4)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE: (30s-50s) Janet’s alcoholic confidante. Care-free, often because she is drunk. An experienced “woman of the world” who couldn’t care less what the world thinks. A melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Great comedic role. Think Tallulah Bankhead meets Vera from “Mame”. Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)

GEORGE: (20s-40s) Robert’s anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and nervous. 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. Vocal range: Tenor (F3-Bb4)

GANGSTERS 1 & 2: (20s-40s) Two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs. Typical 1920’s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills required. Vocal range: Tenor (Db3-Gb4)

MRS. TOTTENDALE: (40-60s) A wealthy widow and host of the wedding. She is flighty, eccentric, often times forgetful, and funny. She is absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people. Must be willing to learn a simple ukulele piece, if cast. Vocal range: Alto character voice (G3-Db5)

KITTY: (20s-40s) 1920s dumb blonde chorine. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s obnoxious companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. A cross between Norma Cassady from “Victor Victoria” and Lena Lamont from “Singin’ in the Rain”. Vocal range: Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)

ENSEMBLE: (20-40) A strong ensemble, all of whom play many characters (Tottendale’s staff, Monkeys, reporters, photographers, Chinese monks, wedding guests, etc.) Opportunities for featured dancers. All vocal ranges. All ensemble must move well. Special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus.
Audition Cuts: Please choose one of the above cuts.

Please Note: THE MAN IN CHAIR, ALDOLPHO and TRIX have been cast.

SHOW DATES: April 6-15, 2018 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm)
Rehearsal Begin: Early February 2018.

Please prepare a song from the breakdown, based on the role(s) you’re interested in. Links to download the sheet music with appropriate cuts can be found HERE.

Please also be prepared to read from the script, and learn a short movement/dance combination (dress comfortably – and bring dance shoes, if you have them). Bring a resume & headshot or recent photo of yourself.

Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule an audition time slot.

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