High School Overnight Camp
Ages 14-18*
*Campers may be 19 if they have just graduated high school in the spring of 2022

2022 Show: The Drowsy Chaperone

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. 

Auditions

We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble. Auditions will occur on June 3, 2022, from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Students who choose to audition will need to complete the following:

  • Sign up for auditions HERE
  • Prepare a one-minute cut of an audition song of the student’s choice. In an effort to create as close to a professional experience as possible, all students auditioning for The Drowsy Chaperone are REQUIRED to bring sheet music for their audition song. Please have your sheet music clearly printed and marked with your one-minute cut. An accompanist will be provided. Sheet music for most audition songs can be found here.
  • Prepare performance of one of the selected audition monologues. Audition monologues HERE
  • Complete the audition form HERE
 

Callbacks will occur on June 4, 2022, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First Act Studios. Those students invited to callbacks will receive more information.

Character Breakdown:

Man In Chair – Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.

Mrs. Tottendale – The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding. Db5-G3

Underling – Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor. G4-Ab2

Robert Martin – The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman. Ab4-C3

George – Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart. Bb4-F3

Feldzieg – Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler. Db4-Db3

Kitty – Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler. F5-Bb3

Gangsters – Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers. Gb4-Db3

Aldolpho – European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli. G4-A#2

Janet Van De Graaf – The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts. E5-G3

The Drowsy Chaperone – Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell. D5-F3

Trix – The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding. Eb5-Ab3

Ensemble – Staff, Reporters