SCC to Hold Open Auditions for "The Drowsy Chaperone" May 17-19

May 05, 2011

St. Charles Community College's Center Stage Theatre is holding open auditions for the upcoming production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” pays homage to American musicals of the Jazz age, examining the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them. The show opens with a mousy, Broadway show fanatic who is seeking to cure his “nonspecific sadness” by listening to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As he listens, he is transported into the musical.

Director Lynne Snyder will hold vocal and acting auditions at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 17-18, and dance auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater on the SCC campus in Cottleville. Center Stage Theatre invites SCC students and community residents to audition. Parts are available for eight men and five women, including a very active chorus.

A script is on reserve in the library. Acting auditions will include reading from the script, and monologues are encouraged but not required. Vocal auditions require sheet music for a Broadway-style tune (16 bars) and those auditioning must be prepared to sing. 

 “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be performed in the theater of the Fine Arts Building Tuesday-Sunday, July 26-31.

The play will be directed and choreographed by Lynne Snyder, musical direction by Gene Ditch, with set and lighting design by Jeff Roop and costume design by Lonna Wilke.

For more information about auditions or the play, contact the Humanities Department at 636-922-8254 or Lynne Snyder at lsnyder@stchas.edu.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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