“The Drowsy Chaperone” – Main Stage Auditions

Auditions for this production will be held in March 2018
Dates and times to be announced

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Director  Gerry Blanchard

About this Musical

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.

Performances

June 8, 9, 10 & June 15, 16, 17, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Jackson College’s Potter Center
2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

This production calls for…

Ages 18+, any gender.

What actors should expect at auditions

To be announced.

What actors should prepare for auditions

To be announced.

Character List
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.
Male age 30 to 50
Mrs. Tottendale: The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
Female age 50 to 60
Underling: Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
Male age 35 to 50
Robert Martin: The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
Male age 25 to 35
George: Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart.
Male age 35 to 50
Feldzieg: Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.
Male age 25 to 35
Kitty: Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.
Female age 25 to 30
Gangsters: Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.
Male age 35 to 45
Aldolpho: European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
Male age 35 to 45
Janet Van De Graaf: The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.
Female age 25 to 35
The Drowsy Chaperone: Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell
Female age 45 to 55
Trix: The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.
Female age 30 to 40
Ensemble
Rough Rehearsal Schedule

To be announced

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org.

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