Director & Choreographer | Robin Dawn & Kim Suskind
Vocal Director | Susan Niekamp
Welcome everyone; please find the instructions for your virtual audition for The Drowsy Chaperone
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.
Please choose one of the monologues, memorize it and send us a video recording of yourself performing the piece. Before you begin the monologue please “slate” this means state your name, give us your age and your height. If you have a resume please send us a copy or write us a little note sharing some of your past experiences. There is also a song to learn and a bit of choreography for you to learn and send us a recording of your performance.
We will be planning to rehearse the production safely from home, learning the music, the choreography and working on lines and scene work safely from home. Once it is safe to get together we will put the show onto its feet in about a ten-day period.
So, you will be sending us a video of yourself acting, singing, and dancing as well as your resume if possible. We look forward to viewing your virtual auditions, please feel free to reach out any time with any questions.
Go to CTWtheater.com for audition videos.
Auditions must be received by 9pm on August 7th. A Cast list will become public by August 8th at 8pm. Anticipated show dates: October 23rd – November 1st
Submit to [email protected]
Once cast, there is a $250 production fee.
Not required for the video audition