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Auditions – The Drowsy Chaperone

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 Director: Janet Morris

Music Director: Doug Jones

Choreographer: Sara Drake Budd

AD/SM: Sandy Merritt


Auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be held at 7:00 pm, March 13 and 14 at the theater. This is a non-paid community theatre production. Auditioning all actors 18+ years of age.

  • Please be prepared to sing 16 bars in a style similar to the music in the show.
  • Dress comfortably with appropriate shoes for a dance audition.
  • There will be cold readings from the script.
  • Bring a headshot (optional if you are well known to the production team) and resume.

Production dates are May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. A rehearsal schedule will be created based on actor and production team conflicts once casting is complete, but will most likely be three evenings per week until tech week, which begins May 7, at which time rehearsals are every evening until opening night.

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Mrs. Tottendale
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range op: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Robert Martin
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: F3
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A#2
Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: -1
Vocal range bottom: G3
The Drowsy Chaperone
Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
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