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The Sioux City Community Theatre is opening Season 69 with the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Auditions will be held

Sunday July 24th, Monday July 25th, Tuesday July 26th at 7pm

at the Sioux City Community Theatre, 1401 Riverside Boulevard in Sioux City.

For more information you can contact the director via email at davewashburn@cableone.net

 

Director David Washburn is looking to cast 14 roles + a small chorus. Rehearsals will begin August 1st and performance dates are September 16 – October 2nd. 

Everyone auditioning will be asked to read aloud from the script and sing a maximum of 32 bars of a prepared song. Prepared song does not have to be from the production.

Character Descriptions and Ranges: (Please note that age ranges listed are the characters’ ages, not necessarily the ages of the actors.

Man in the Chair: (20s-60s) Passionate musical theatre fan. His favorite musical is “The Drowsy Chaperone.” At times sarcastic, and emotional, but usually funny. A pleasant narrator of the story as it comes to life in his apartment. Limited singing as the Man in the Chair is usually speaking during the musical numbers.

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 1920s 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 Liza Minnelli meets Tallulah Bankhead. Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)

Aldolpho: (30s-40s) Latin lothario. A womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. He is confident, vigorous, and a buffoon. Vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent required. Should have great comic timing. Vocal range: Bass/Baritone + great falsetto (A#2-G4)

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. Vocal range: Alto character voice (G3-Db5)

Underling: (40s-60s) Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. He is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic. A cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny. Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)

Mr. Feldzieg: (40s-60s) Harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies. He is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive. Vocal range: Baritone (Db3-Db4)

Kitty: (20s-40s) 1920s dumb blonde chorine. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s 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)

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 1920s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills required. Vocal range: Tenor (Db3-Gb4)

Trix the Aviatrix: (20-50) The brave and brash female aviator. She is sassy, sleek and a take charge kind of gal. May double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Alto (Ab3-Eb5)

Ensemble: (20-40) A dancing/singing ensemble consisting of a minimum of 2 men and 2 women. Vocal range: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass. Director may add additional members to the ensemble depending on audition turnout.