The Drowsy Chaperone


Music & Lyrics by
LISA LAMBERT and GREG MORRISON
Book by
BOB MARTIN and DON MCKELLAR

  • Directed by Brad Friedman
  • Musical direction by Rick Reynolds
  • Choreography by James Zongus
  • Produced by Stephanie Wozniak

April 23, 24 & 25, 2021


THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
CAST LIST

(in order of appearance)

MAN IN CHAIR, a fan of musical comedy Daniel Solomon
MRS. TOTTENDALE, a wealthy 1920’s hostessElana Bender
UNDERLING, her butlerNoah Fond
ROBERT MARTIN, the groom Jonathan Hagen
GEORGE, his best man Catcher Sanchez
FELDZIEG, a Broadway producer Adam Hilt
KITTY, a chorus girlEmily Burke
GANGSTER #1 Almarah Urman
GANGSTER #2 Caroline Robbins
ALDOLPHO, a gigoloGregory Moore
JANET VAN DER GRAAFF, a big Broadway star Katie Maupin
THE DROWSY CHAPERONEAnna Sieben
TRIX, an aviatrix...Sofia LaBove
SERVANT, REPORTER, WEDDING GUEST, MONKEY Nicolette Aarons
SERVANT, REPORTER, WEDDING GUEST, MONKEYEden Bahatt
SERVANT, REPORTER, WEDDING GUEST, MONKEY..Sofia LaBove
SERVANT, REPORTER, WEDDING GUEST, MONKEY Maren Sawamura
SERVANT, REPORTER, WEDDING GUEST, MONKEY Nicholas Seyfried
SERVANT, REPORTER, WEDDING GUEST, MONKEYAudrey Simmons
THE BUILDING SUPERINTENDENTGeorge Spelvin

Character Breakdown

Some roles may be cast as gender neutral (male or female). Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Man in Chair

A lonely man who finds solace for his problems in his love of classic musical theatre. He mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl. Vocal Part: soken role (Bari-tenor) Songs: ​Bride’s Lament, Finale Ultimo

Janet Van De Graaf

Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. Attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality. She loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920s starlet. Strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus. Vocal Part: Alto with big belt (G3 – A5) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Show Off, Show Off Encore, As We Stumble Along, Accident Waiting to Happen, Act 1 Finale, Bride’s Lament, Message From a Nightingale, I Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

The Drowsy Chaperone

Janet's alcoholic confidante and friend, an experienced “woman of the world” who couldn’t care less what the world thinks.; she is played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell, a melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Vocal Part: Alto (F3 – D5) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, As We Stumble Along, Aldolpho, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale, Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Robert Martin

The groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet. He is the token 1920s leading man – debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic. Must be able to tap dance and roller skate. Vocal Part: Tenor (C3 – Ab4) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Cold Feets, Accident Preprise, Accident Waiting to Happen, I Do, I Do In the Sky, Finale Ultimo

George

Robert’s anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and nervous. Makes looking out for Robert’s interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch. Must be able to tap. Vocal Range: Tenor (F3 – Bb4) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Cold Feets, Wedding Bells #1, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Wedding Bells #2, I Do, I Do In the Sky, Finale Ultimo

Mrs. Tottendale

A wealthy widow and host of the wedding. She is flighty, eccentric, often times forgetful, and funny. She is absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people. Vocal Part: Alto (G3 – Db5) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Love is Always Lovely, Bride’s Lament, I Do, I Do in the Sky, Finale Ultimo

Underling

Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. He is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic. A cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny.. Vocal Part: Tenor (Ab2 – G4) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Love is Always Lovely, Bride’s Lament, I Do, I Do In the Sky Finale Ultimo

Feldzieg

Harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies. He is crass, boorish, nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive. Vocal Part: Baritone (Db3 – Db4) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, I Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Kitty

A 1920s dumb blonde chorine, reminiscent of many Busby Berkeley sidekicks. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. Vocal Part: Mezzo-Soprano (Bb3 – F5) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale, I Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Gangsters (2)

Two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs. Typical 1920s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills required, and it would help if they had excellent chemistry together as they often act as one. Vocal Part: Tenor-Baritone (Db3 – Gb4) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale, I Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Aldolpho

Latin lothario. A womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. He is confident, vigorous, and a buffoon. Vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent required. Should have great comic timing. Vocal Part: Baritone/Bass (A#2 – G4) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Aldolpho, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Message From a Nightingale, Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

Trix, the Aviatrix

The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding. She is sassy, sleek and a take charge kind of gal. May double in the ensemble. Vocal Part: Alto (Ab3 – Eb5) Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Wedding Bells #2, I Do, I Do In the Sky, Finale Ultimo

Ensemble

Mrs. Tottendale’s Staff , Mrs. Tottendale’s Guests, Reporters, Photographers, Magic Assistants, Monkey Dancers, Wedding Singers -We are willing to consider having both a singing and a dancing chorus, so singers who don’t dance and dancers who don’t sing SHOULD audition!! Vocal Parts: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Songs: ​Fancy Dress, Show Off, As We Stumble Along, Toledo Surprise, Act 1 Finale, Bride’s Lament, Wedding Bells #2, Do, I Do In The Sky, Finale Ultimo

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