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Auditions for 'Drowsy Chaperone' Jan. 29-30

Students are invited to audition for "The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical comedy that will be performed in April-May.

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit "The Drowsy Chaperone," the show comes to life onstage while he comments on the music, story, and actors. (Wikipedia)

An optional pre-auditions workshop will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Black Box inside the Brunner Theatre Center. Learn about the process of auditioning for a musical and walk through a mock dance call.

Auditions will be from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 29 and 8:30-10 p.m. Jan. 30.

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The Jan. 29 auditions, in Potter Hall inside Bergendoff Hall, will be for acting and singing. Prepare 32 bars of a song from (or in the style of) the show. Those auditioning for "Man In Chair" should prepare this monologue.

The Jan. 30 auditions for dance also are required, and will be held in the Black Box inside the Brunner Theatre Center. There is nothing to prepare. Dress appropriately and bring tap shoes if you have them.

If needed, callbacks will be from 7-10 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Black Box.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 27, 28, May 4, 5; and 1:30 p.m. April 29 and May 6.

The show will be directed and choreographed by Shelley Cooper with music direction by Dr. Michelle Crouch.


Christina Myatt, 309-794-7611

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