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AUDITIONS FOR DROWSY CHAPERONE, CAROUSEL AND DANCE PROJECT
WILL BE HELD DECEMBER 3rd & 4th ALL DAY
AUDITIONS FOR MY SOLDIERS WILL BE HELD JANUARY 21st 6:30-10:30pm
Music auditions: you will have 2 minutes to present one or two vocal selections from the Broadway canon.
Drowsy Chaperone Breakdown:
Please prepare 16 bars of a traditional or uptempo musical theatre piece. Please do not sing from the show for the initial audition.
Men auditioning for Man in Chair should prepare a 1 minute contemporary comedic monologue.
Callback material will be provided from the show.
Those auditioning for the Gangsters, Kitty, Janet, Robert Martin, George and Ensemble must attend the dance call.
The Dance call will be a combo of tap for the men and Jazz and Modern for everyone.
The Man In Chair: (40s) The Narrator of our story. A man who has lost much in his life and holds onto hope by falling into his collection of vintage musical records. One of which is the 1928 recording of The Drowsy Chaperone that he narrates for us as it comes to life in his apartment around us. A true and honest actor with a great sense comedy and heart. Only a few bars of signing needed
Janet Van de Graaff: (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: (30-40) 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: (40s-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. Great comedic role. Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)
Aldolpho: (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: (45-60) 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: (50s-60s) Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. He is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic. . Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
Mr. Feldzieg: (40s-50s) 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: (30s) 1920s dumb blonde chorine. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. Dance role and comedic role Vocal range: Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
George: (reads 30s-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. Vocal range: Tenor (F3-Bb4)
Gangsters 1 & 2: (20s-30s) 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: (35-50) The brave and brash female aviator. She is sassy, sleek and a take charge kind of gal. . Vocal range: Alto (Ab3-Eb5)
The Super: (20s-30s) Gruff building superintendent. Comes in for one scene to help restore power to the apartment, may be his own actor or may come out of the ensemble.
Ensemble: (20-40) A strong, dancing/singing ensemble consisting of 3 men and 3 women. Vocal range: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Drew Scott Harris (the director) suggests you read the Wikipedia page for Carousel for more information on the show.
Julie Jordan Legit soprano with terrific acting skills. Ability to sing with almost operatic color but with intense musical theatre acting sensibility. Soprano Db Gb
Billy Bigelow Essentially a baritone part that needs a very strong top. Could also be sung by a tenor 2. The darker vocal quality is more desirable but might be trumped by excellent acting skills. The part demands vocal endurance, understanding of phrasing and line as well as ability to realize a terribly complex, highly masculine and emotionally passionate character. Baritone G G passionate character
Carrie Pipperidge Soprano-ish role that frequently requires excellent mix. Should have a good understanding of comedy. Soprano D G
Enoch Snow Tenor. Quirky, character part with a legit tenor sound. Needs an easily sustainable high A. Tenor B A
Jigger Craigin Baritone. Dark, threatening and sinister. Baritone C D
NETTIE FOWLER Mezzo soprano role. Mature. The voice of reason and stability in the midst of a crisis. Mezzo C G
Female vocal ensemble Requires a well developed legit sound with excellent intonation and ability to harmonize. Will cast approximately five sopranos and five altos.
Male vocal ensemble Requires a well developed legit sound with excellent intonation and ability to harmonize. Will cast approximately five tenors and five baritones.
1st Heavenly Friend (Brother Joshua)
2nd Heavenly Friend
Enoch Snow, Jr.
Townspeople, Amusement Park Carnies, Youngsters, and Seafaring Men
Prepare to present a 1 to 2 minute monologue--be sure to state your name, the name of the play from which your monologue derives and the name of the playwright. Students should read My Soldiers before their audition. Dramatic monologues are appreciated but comic monologues are acceptable.
Richard Kalinoski, My Soldiers - playwright and guest director
DANCE PROJECT 2014
Original work created by Joseph Palmer and Rusty Curcio
Casting approximately 10 dancers. All levels will be considered. The program will be based in social dance and classical partnering. All work will be original in creation and tailored to the cast’s strengths.
At the audition all dance forms will be considered and assessed – Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Partnering and Contemporary. Please bring all shoes – i.e. Ballet Slippers, Jazz shoes and heeled character shoes (dance sneakers if you have) and also be prepared to dance bare footed if asked. Improvisation and movement invention may also be assessed at the audition. Do not be afraid to audition – If you are willing and able to do the work, dance can be created