The Norris Center for the Performing Arts holds open auditions for its self-produced plays and musicals. The Norris operates under a Guest Artist contract with Actors' Equity Association, but performers of any status are welcome to audition.
Audition information for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
James Gruessing, Director/Producer
Daniel Thomas, Musical Director
Ann Myers, Choreographer
Auditions by appointment February 24 & 25, 2014
To make an audition appointment call 310.544.0403 x265
Callbacks at directors' request February 26, 2014
Rehearsals begin March 31, 2014 (April 7 for AEA)
Performances April 25-May 11, 2014
There are 3 Equity Guest Artist Contracts available for the roles of
Man in Chair, Janet, Robert, George, Aldolpho, and The Drowsy Chaperone.
All roles are open to performers of any union status.
Man In Chair: Male to play age 35-55. Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. His recording of "The Drowsy Chaperone" brings the show to life as he narrates. Great solid actor needed.
Aldolpho: Male to play age 35-45. European self-proclaimed "ladies man"; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli; Overwrought dramatic baritone (A-sharp 2 to G 4).
Mr. Feldzieg: Male to play age 30-50. Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler; Baritone (D-flat 3 to D-flat 4).
The Drowsy Chaperone: Female to play age 45-60. 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. Alto with strong belt mix (F 3 to E 5 with sustained belt on C 5).
Gangster 1: Male to play age 25-45. Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo tall brothers; Character baritone/tenor (D-flat 3 to G-flat 4).
Gangster 2: Male to play age 25-45. Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo tall brothers; Character baritone/tenor (D-flat 3 to G-flat 4).
George: Male to play age 35-50. Robert's anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert's best-interest always at heart; good comedic timing and excellent tap dancing skills. Broadway song-and-dance tenor (F 3 to B-flat 4).
Janet Van de Graaf: Female to play age 25-35. The famous bride, glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg's Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts; strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus. Broadway belt/mix (G 3 to E-flat 5 with sustained belt on C 5).
Mrs. Tottendale: Female to play age 50-60. The air-headed yet proper, and bossy host of the wedding; Character mezzo (G 3 to D-flat 5).
Robert Martin: Male to play age 25-35. The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman, must tap dance, roller skating a plus. “Old-school” musical theatre crooning tenor (C 3 to A-flat 4).
Kitty: Female to play age 25-30. Feldzieg's dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler; Character mezzo (B-flat 3 to F 5).
Trix: Female to play age 30-40. The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding; Brassy Broadway alto (A-flat 3 to E-flat 5).
Underling: Male to play age 35-50. Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor; Baritone (A-flat 2 to G-4).
2 Male Ensemble Members: Men to play age 18-50, good singing, dancing and acting skills.
2 Female Ensemble Members: Women to play age 18-50, good singing, dancing and acting skills.
ALL ROLES REQUIRE EXCELLENT COMEDIC TIMING!
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