Audition notice “Drowsy Chaperone”
Auditions for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
May 7 and 8. Call-Backs on May 10
BurlOak Theatre Group is happy to announce auditions for its upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
Director: Lana Borsellino
Location: BurlOak Theatre Group 1290 Speers Rd., Unit #12. Oakville
Audition Time- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition appointment
Preparation: The audition will include a vocal audition and cold readings from the script. Please bring 16 bars of sheet music from a musical. Cold readings will be provided. A speaker will be available to plug in an MP3 player or phone.
Rehearsal Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings starting in June
Performance Dates: Sept 26, 27, 28, 29
Synopsis: A Musical within a Comedy
With the house lights 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.
Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.