Tuesday, March 15, 2011



The Drowsy Chaperone
A musical by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Directed by Scott Hart
Musical Direction by Regan Ryzuk
Choreography by Megan Ferentinos

WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 1 – 4 PM; Monday, March 21, 7 – 10 PM
The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287, Exit 47. For more information or directions, call 973.334.9320, or visit

Performance dates: May 27 to June 11, 2011 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with additional benefit performances).

Please arrive within the first hour of the audition to register. Please prepare a short song and bring sheet music in the correct key. Auditions will be with the director and the production team only. Readings from the script and a short dance audition to follow. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are welcome and encouraged.

Show description: When a devout theatre lover plays his favorite cast album the musical magically bursts to life in his living room, unleashing a rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet, her debonair fiancé, an overzealous producer, a dizzy chorus girl, the Latin lover and a couple of bumbling gangsters thrown in for good measure. This madcap musical boldly pays tribute to the golden age of Broadway!

Cast requirements: 10 Men and 7 Women. EVERYONE moves and most dance.

  • Man in Chair Male, 30-55. Must be a brilliant comic actor, who can connect with the audience and carry the show. Perhaps a tad swishy...
  • Janet Van de Graaff Female, 21-30. Leading Lady type, singer/dancer... triple threat. Soprano. G below middle C to high Eb.
  • Robert Martin Male, 21-35. Leading Man type, must tap. Tenor, G below middle C to high Ab.
  • George Male, 30-50. Sidekick type, must tap. A below middle C to high Bb.
  • The Drowsy Chaperone Female, 40-55. Great comic timing, huge belty voice. F below middle C to high E.
  • Aldolpho Male, 30-40. Stereotypical, over-the-top Latin Lover type. Baritenor, C to high G.
  • Mrs. Tottendale Female, 40+; Great comic role, ditzy. Ability to play the ukulele a plus. G below middle C to Gb.
  • Underling Male, 40+. British Butler type.
  • Feldzieg Male, 40-50+. Old Hollywood Producer type (Ziegfeld-esque). Middle C to high Gb.
  • Kitty Female, 30-35. Dumb blonde girlfriend of Feldzig, wants to be a star. Bright belter. Middle C to high F.
  • Trix Female, 35+. Usually African American, but not required. Big belty jazz vocalist. Ab below middle C to high A.
  • Gangsters 1 and 2 Male, 25-40. Should look believable as brothers. Must dance. Bb below middle C to high Eb.
  • Ensemble (4) 2 Male, 2 Female, 21+. Must dance.