ages 16 through older adults
SCERA Center for the Arts announces June 23 auditions for “THE DROWSY CHAPERONE”
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is the first show of our 2021-2022 indoor season at SCERA Center for the Arts, which will play September 17-October 9, 2021 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. It will be directed by Julie Bonifay, with music direction by Dana Cardon, and choreography by Rebecca Boberg.
Auditions for ages 16 through older adults will be held on Wednesday, June 23 from 6-10pm. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. An accompanist or aux cord is available – please bring your music and have it cued or marked. Please, no CD’s. Callbacks, for those invited, will be held Friday evening, June 25, and will include a dance/movement section. Tap skills are a bonus. All roles are available.
Auditions are done by appointment, and you can register online and sign up for a time through Casting Manager. If this is your first time using Casting Manager, you will be asked to create an account, and upload a resume and headshot if you have them. If you don’t have a resume or headshot, there is space where you can add in your education, training, experience, shows, etc. However, if you are new to theatre and the audition process, don’t be intimidated…we welcome talented first-timers! If you are more comfortable, you can also submit a video audition in Casting Manager.
Rehearsals will begin on July 19, and generally be held Monday-Friday evenings and some Saturdays. A more detailed schedule will be provided once casting is final. Please see our website for the most updated COVID guidelines.
ABOUT THE SHOW: When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. 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 musical and a comedy also filled with moments that tug on the heart.