The Theater Department announces open auditions and crew positions for the fall productions of our 2017-2018 season, “Secrets and Surprises.”
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed and Choreographed by Professor Mary Jo Lodge
Musical Direction by Tom DiGiovanni ‘96
This 2006 Broadway musical comedy is a love letter to Broadway and a silly spoof of musicals from the 1920s and 1930s. The main role of “Man in Chair” requires a strong comic actor, but involves only limited singing. Four roles for men require dancing; two specifically require tap dance (experience and/or willingness to learn required).
To audition, prepare 1 minute of a song that shows off your range, preferably from a musical (not pop or rock style). Men who wish to be considered for Man in Chair can do a cold reading of a comic monologue of the show that will be available at the audition. Sheet music is required for Lafayette students. A pianist will be provided.
Skillman library has sheet music available for students to check out. (Please only check out what you need so materials are available for other students.) You may also contact Professor Lodge if you are having difficulty locating sheet music for a particular song. The cast recording and video from several productions are readily available on the internet if you wish to familiarize yourself with the show before auditioning.
There will be a dance audition at callbacks
The Drowsy Chaperone will run in the Weiss Theater [Buck Hall, 219 North Third Street] November 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on November 4 and 5. The show will typically rehearse Sunday through Thursday evenings. All cast and crew positions are open, except for stage manager; academic credit can be earned for major roles onstage and off. Night classes can sometimes be accommodated until the week before the show.
With questions or for more information, contact Professor Lodge:
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 610-330-5662
If interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact:
Alexander Owens at email@example.com