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Auditions – The Drowsy Chaperone


Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed by Julie Ewing | Music Direction by Kevin Bogan


Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Sept 7 – Sept 23, 2018
Fri/Sat at 8:00pm | Sun at 2:00 pm



An epic “musical within a comedy”, this brilliantly funny Tony Award-winner is a celebration of the American musical that harkens back to the jazz age of the 1920s. When a loyal fan shares a rare recording of his favorite musical, the characters come to life in an exciting tale of love and delight that leaves audiences breathless. A wedding, gangsters disguised as pastry chefs, and a drunk chaperone are just a few of the ingredients in this delicious farcical treat that is fun for the whole family.


Song Sides:
Man in Chair#19 Finale M. 1-32
Drowsy Chaperone#7 As We Stumble Along M. 3-87
Janet #6 Show Off M. 102-152, #8 Accident Waiting to Happen M. 28-78 (Duet with Robert), #12 Bride’s Lament M.8-31
Adolpho #9 I Am Adolpho M. 1-42
Mrs. Tottendale#14 Love Is Always Lovely M.2 -64 (Includes duet with Underling)
George #5 Best Man for the Job (part 2) M. 1-19
Robert #4 Cold Feets M. 9-62, #8 Accident Waiting to Happen M. 28-78 (Duet with Janet)
Gangsters #10 Toledo Surprise M. 1-35
Underling #14 Love Is Always Lovely M. 22 – 64 (includes duet with Mrs. Tottendale)
Kitty #10 Toledo Surprise M. 60-77
Feldzieg #10 Toledo Surprise M. 1-19 (sing the Gangster Part) (same cut as the Gangsters)
Trix #17 Trix’s Return M. 16-32


Scene Sides:
Aldolpho, Drowsy, Janet
Aldolpho, Feldzieg, Man
Gangsters, Feldzieg, Kitty
George, Robert, Man
Janet, Robert
Man In Chair
Man, Superintendent


Download and complete the audition form and conflict sheet.


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Man In Chair
Show narrator, Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50


Mrs. Tottendale
She is the air-headed, proper and bossy host of the wedding.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3


He is 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.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3


He is 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


He is a Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show.
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.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Gangsters (2 roles)
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3


European self-proclaimed “ladies man.”
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.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: -1
Vocal range bottom: G3


The Drowsy Chaperone
Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend.
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


Ensemble (4 – 6)
Gender: female and male
Staff; Reporters



Prepare: If you know the show and are interested in a specific part we encourage you to sing one of the sides for that role at your audition. Come prepared to show us why you should play the role in our production. If you don’t know the show or would rather not sing from the show, please prepare a 32-bar cut of a standard Broadway show tune. Bring your sheet music with you; an accompanist will be available to play for you. If you are interested in the role of Man in Chair, you may audition with one of his monologues provided under our sides. Dance auditions will be held at callbacks. You will be given the opportunity to work on the dance prior to the callback. Please NO a capella singing or tracks.


Bring: Please also bring with you your completed audition form and conflict sheet. A head shot is nice but not necessary.


Scheduling: We ask that you be completely honest about your conflicts. We have a Song Slam planned for the weekend of July 13, 14 and 15. You will learn the music and big dance numbers that weekend and receive a script. This allows us to shorten the rehearsal period of our show. A shortened rehearsal schedule also requires that we all be at every rehearsal when called unless listed on your initial contact sheet. We ask that upon accepting the role that you make rehearsals and the show your priority. If we all come prepared, it is a beautiful thing!!


Callbacks will be held Sunday June 24 from 1 – 5 pm and are by invitation only. You will be invited to audition and given the information to find the dance audition at that time so that you can prepare for it ahead of time.


Song Slam July 13, 14 and 15 and rehearsals are Aug 5-Sept 6 – see conflict form for details.


Additional Notes: Cast members are required to assist with strike following the final performance on September 23. Cast members may also be asked to assist with costume pieces.


Please direct questions to director Julie Ewing at julieewing@hotmail.com.


*OCTA celebrates our cultural and intellectual richness and is committed to promoting diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.