AUDITIONS

The Drowsy Chaperone Auditions: May 29th 10am-1pm

 

Director: Diedra Celeste Miranda

Music Director: Tyler Thompson

Choreographer: Stephanie Coffelt

Please read the below information carefully. 

This production will be performed WITHOUT masks.  We will require masks during all rehearsals and whenever possible backstage.  

We will be holding auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone on Saturday, May 29th from 10am-1pm at the Tuscany Theatre (861 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234). 

Please reserve an audition spot by clicking on the "sign-up button" and filling out the sign-up genius. 

What to Prepare: For the initial audition please prepare 32 bars (measures) in the style of the show and a one minute comedic monologue. ​

An accompanist will NOT be provided.  Please bring a device to play an instrumental track to sing along with.  You may sing acapella.  

​Can't make it to the audition? No problem! You may send a video audition with the above requirements to diedraceleste@aol.com by Saturday, May 29th at 12pm. 

Callbacks will be from 2-5pm on May 29th. ​ Please bring dance attire and tap shoes if you have them. 

Rehearsals will take place Monday-Saturday 12pm-6pm June 21st-July 7th.  Rehearsals will take place at Tuscany (861 N. Higley)​

Performances: July 8th-17th,  This production will be performed at The Tuscany Theatre (861 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234)​

Parent Expectation: We do require all cast members to pay a production fee of $300 due at the time of the first scheduled rehearsal.  This fee goes to pay for show rights, costumes, sets, props, and the creative-team salaries. Additionally, we require all of our parents to volunteer 10 pre-show and 10 volunteer hours during the show.  If you are unable to participate in volunteer hours there is a buy-out fee of $100  per 10 hour commitment. 

All roles open to actors ages 14-20

Character Breakdown

 

  • Man in Chair: Lead
    Vocal range: Baritone
    Age range: 30-60
    The Man In Chair is the narrator and host for the show. He is essentially a neurotic shut-in but he is truly happy listening to his collection of soundtracks from classic Broadway shows. This is the only principal character that is not a stock character from 1920's musicals, and his mannerisms should be funny and charming but also realistic.
     

  • Janet Van de Graaff: Lead
    Vocal range: Alto with big belt (G3-E5)
    Age range: 30s
    The star of Feldzieg’s Follies is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. An attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality, she loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920s starlet. Strong movement required and some "special skills" (acrobatics, juggling, playing an instrument, etc.) are a real plus.
     

  • Robert Martin: Lead
    Vocal range: Tenor (C3-Ab4)
    Age range: 30s-40s
    Robert is 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. He must be able to tap dance and roller skate.
     

  • The Drowsy Chaperone: Lead
    Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)
    Age range: 40s-50s
    The Chaperone is Janet’s alcoholic confidante. She is care-free, often because she is drunk. An experienced “woman of the world” who couldn’t care less what the world thinks, she is also a melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Think Liza Minnelli meets Tallulah Bankhead.
     

  • Adolpho: Featured
    Vocal range: Bass/baritone and strong falsetto (A#2-G4)
    Age range: 40s-50s
    Aldolpho believes he is the quintessential Latin lothario. He is a womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. He is confident and vigorous, but also a complete buffoon. Vaudeville-style acting and highly exaggerated fake Spanish/Italian accent are required. He should have great comic timing.
     

  • Mrs. Tottendale: Featured
    Vocal range: Alto character voice (G3-Db5)
    Age range: 40s-60s
    A wealthy widow and host of the wedding, Mrs. Tottendale is flighty, eccentric, often forgetful, and very very funny. She is absolutely charming and bubbly and completely oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people.
     

  • Underling: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
    Age range: 50s-60s
    Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant, Underling is stoic, dry-humored and very sarcastic. A cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny.
     

  • Mr. Feldzieg: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
    Age range: 50s-60s
    Feldzieg is the harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies. He is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive.
     

  • Kitty: Featured
    Vocal range: Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
    Age range: 20s-30s
    Kitty is the epitome of the 1920s "dumb blonde" chorus girl. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. She's a cross between Norma Cassady from Victor Victoria and Lena Lamont from Singin’ in the Rain.
     

  • George: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor (F3-Bb4)
    Age range: 30s-40s
    George is Robert’s incredibly anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and very VERY nervous. He makes looking out for Robert’s interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch. He must be able to tap.
     

  • Gangsters: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
    Age range: 30s-60s
    The two jovial gangsters who pose as pastry chefs are typical 1920s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills are definitely required.
     

  • Trix the Aviatrix: Featured
    Vocal range: Alto (Ab3-Eb5)
    Age range: 30s-50s
    Trix ia a brave and intrepid female aviator. She is sassy, sleek and a take charge kind of gal.

Disney's Descendants Auditions: Friday, June 4th 4pm-8pm

Director: Lucy Garner

Please read the below information carefully. 

This production will be performed WITHOUT masks.  We will require masks during all rehearsals and whenever possible backstage.  

 

We will be holding auditions for Disney’s Descendants on Friday, June  4th from 4pm-8pm at the Tuscany Theatre (861 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234). 

Please reserve an audition spot by clicking on the "sign-up button" and filling out the sign-up genius. 

What to Prepare: For the initial audition please prepare 32 bars (measures) in the style of the show.  You may be asked to "warm-read" a short scene from the show.  ​

An accompanist will NOT be provided.  Please bring a device to play an instrumental track to sing along with.  You may sing acapella.  

​Can't make it to the audition? No problem! You may send a video audition with the above requirements to Lucygarner4@gmail.com by Saturday, June 5th at 12pm. 

Callbacks TBD as necessary. ​

Rehearsals will take place Monday-Saturday 9am-3pm June 14th-26th.  Rehearsals will take place at Tuscany (861 N. Higley)​

Performances: July 1st-3rd,  This production will be performed at The Tuscany Theatre (861 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234)​

Parent Expectation: We do require all cast members to pay a production fee of $250 due at the time of the first scheduled rehearsal.  This fee goes to pay for show rights, costumes, sets, props, and the creative-team salaries. Additionally, we require all of our parents to volunteer 10 pre-production hours and 10 during-production hours.  If you can not complete these hours there is a buy-out fee of $100 per 10 hour commitment. 

All roles are open to actors ages 8-15.

Character Breakdown

Mal

Our hero and Maleficent’s daughter. Under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Evie

The Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter. She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Jay

Jafar’s son—an outwardly arrogant thief. He conceals a strategic, collaborative nature.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Carlos

Cruella de Vil’s son. Despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Maleficent

The infamous evil fairy. She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Grimhilde

Snow White’s wicked adversary. An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all.

Gender: Female

Jafar

Aladdin’s nemesis. He is a slimy, washed-up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Cruella de Vil

A Dalmatian-loving dog-snatcher. She is an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B3

Ben

Son of the Beast and Belle. He is a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

King Beast

Ben’s father and King of Auradon. Royal and rule-driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized.

Gender: Male

Queen Belle

Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon. Warm, but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation.

Gender: Female

Fairy Godmother

Headmistress of Auradon Prep. Busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Jane

Fairy Godmother’s daughter. Meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Chad

Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son. An arrogant and spoiled blockhead, he’s never wanted for anything.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Audrey

Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. The malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: A3

Doug

Dopey’s son. Nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: C4

Royal Page

Auradonian messenger, enormously nervous.

Royal Guard

Museum employee, less than vigilant.

Maurice

Chemistry teacher and Belle’s father. He is kooky and stuck in his ways.

Gender: Male

Coach

Tourney coach, resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player.

Snow White

Red carpet reporter. She is the voice of the masses.

Gender: Female

Ensemble

Roles include: Isle Ensemble (including Smitten Kids 1 & 2), Auradonians (including Auradonians 1 & 2), Coronation Crowd (including Crowd Members 1, 2 & 3), Auradonian Choir

 

General Audition Information

Auditions can be held in many different ways, but in general you can expect the following:

Student will sing a small part of a song or be asked to prepare a number of measures (or bars) from a song of their choice.  They may also be asked to learn a short dance, prepare a monologue (a scene in which only one character speaks), or do a cold reading (a scene a director provides the actor to review for  a minute or two prior to reading out loud).

Directors respond positively when your child can do the following:

BE PREPARED: Lyrics and melody of your song is memorized.

SMILE AND ENJOY THE AUDITION PROCESS: The director and the audition team want you to do well.

SHOW GOOD BEHAVIOR: Directors are often more concerned with how you behave than how well you sing, act, or dance.

TRUST THE DIRECTOR'S CHOICES: Do your best at whatever you are asked to do, even if you are reading for a role that you find challenging or awkward.

CALLBACKS

The director may hold another set of auditions after the initial round, called "callbacks".  At callback auditions the director may ask certain auditionees to sing again, read another scene, dance some more or any combination of these.  They will often ask pairs or groups of actors to read scenes to see how different combinations of actors work together (often referred to as having "chemistry").

Callbacks can be a source of stress and confusion for young actors.  If some kids aren't invited to callbacks, they may think they did something wrong or are not being considered for a part.  This may or may not be the case.  Some roles may have been cast after the initial audition and may not require a callback.

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