'Drowsy Chaperone' Revises Audition Dates


Super Summer Theatre -- home to summer shows at the Spring Mountain Ranch -- has revised its scheduled audition dates for the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Co-producer Philip Shelburne called the show "a rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent." The plot concerns a die-hard musical theater fan who lives his life through a cast album (sounds like some critics I know).

The highly acclaimed Broadway show (with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar) is scheduled for a 13-performance run between July 13 and July 30. The roles are non-union, but a small stipend will be offered. Auditionees should plan on attending only one session. Here's a look at the schedule for tryouts, which will take place at the Nevada Ballet Theatre, 1651 Inner Circle.

March 3: 6 p.m.

March 4: 6 p.m.

March 10: 6 p.m.

Callbacks (by invitation only) are set for 6 p.m., March 11 and noon, March 12.

Rehearsals will begin in early May. A complete schedule will be posted at the auditions. Shelburne says rehearsals are likely to be weekday evenings, but could change depending on cast availability. All 17-roles are available, including some that involve standard musical staging dance.

Characters include:

• Aldolpho, a European self-proclaimed ladies' man; he sings some high notes which can be done in falsetto, but his lower notes are character voice.

• Feldzieg, a Broadway producer; baritenor.

• Gangsters, posing as pastry chefs; tenors.

• George, an anxious best man; tenor.

• Janet Van de Graaf, a bride; alto.

• Kitty, Feldzierg's dim-witted companion; soprano

• Man in chair, a musical theater aficionado.

• Mrs. Tottendale, the air-headed host of the wedding; alto.

• Robert Martin, the dashing groom; tenor.

• The drowsy chaperone, Janet's alcoholic confidante; alto.

• TRIX, a brave and brash female aviator; alto.

• Underling, Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler; tenor.

Shelburne is asking that actors prepare 32 bars of upbeat Broadway selection sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided (a cappella is not encouraged). Headshots and resumes are being requested.

Non-singers are asked to prepare a contemporary comedic monologue of no longer than 90 seconds. A simple vocal-range test will be given to get an idea of an actor's range, even though singing is not required for all roles.

(More info: psfx.com; emails can be sent to auditions@psfx.com)