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Audition for the Drowsy Chaperone!

April 21-24 & April 28-May 1

Jazz age fun in our spring musical!

The Stage Company will hold auditions for a delightful Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone directed by Madison Dodd on Saturday, January 29th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday, January 30th 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Call backs will be held by invitation only on Saturday, February 5th at the same location.

Teen and adult actors are encouraged to audition for this production. If you auditioned for this production prior to the pandemic in 2020 you must audition again even if you received a call back.

Everyone auditioning must prepare 16 measures of a song from a musical. Please bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided. Auditioners may be asked to participate in a short dance/movement audition: comfortable dress and shoes are suggested. Please download, fill out, and print two copies of the audition form with you to the audition.

Due to COVID restrictions we ask that all auditioners register in advance by selecting an audition time and filling out the downloadable audition form on our website; www.leawoodstageco.org. Bring a photo and resume if available.

Audition Times

January 29th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
January 30th 1:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Location

Leawood City Hall
4800 Town Center Dr,
Leawood, KS 66211

If you cannot attend auditions, video or YouTube auditions will be accepted. Please contact us at least one week prior to the audition weekend. Fill out the audition form and email it with your video link to [email protected] .

Rehearsals for this production will begin on March 20th and will run Sunday through Thursday evenings at Shawnee Presbyterian Church. We will take every precaution necessary to keep rehearsals and performances socially distanced for the safety of all.

The Drowsy Chaperone will be performed April 21, 22, 23, 24 &, 28, 29, 30 and May 1, at Avila University Black Box Theatre, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.

Time

April 21-23 & 28-30

7:30 p.m.

April 24 & May 1

2 p.m.

Location

Black Box at Avila University
11901 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO

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. The show features 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.

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone will be a delightful production of madcap fun.

The Stage Company is thrilled to welcome to Madison Dodd as director of the first show in our 24th Season. Madison has made several Stage Company appearances beginning in 2007 when she played the loveable Amaryllis in The Music Man. She performed in the next two summer shows: Annie Get Your Gun and Brigadoon. Most recently Madison appeared as Emily in the virtual reading of Our Town in 2020 and was seen live as a Bird Girl in Seussical last summer. She is a graduate of Stephen’s College.

Cast & production team

Director – Madison Dodd
Music Director – TBA
Cast – TBA

Character breakdown

Man In Chair

Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.

Mrs. Tottendale

The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.

Underling

Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.

Robert Martin

The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.

George

Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart.

Feldzieg

Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.

Kitty

Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.

Gangsters
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.

Aldolpho

European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.

Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell

Trix

The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.

Ensemble
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