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St. Norbert College Music Theatre Announces Auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone”

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From St. Norbert College, February 14, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

Auditions for St. Norbert College Music Theatre's June production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" will be held March 1-2 at 2:00 p.m. at Dudley Birder Hall on the St. Norbert College campus, 400 Grant St., De Pere.

"The Drowsy Chaperone," which opened in New York in 2006, playing 784 performances, calls for an ensemble cast of nine men and nine women of various ages from 18 to 65. The play is a spoof of "old-fashioned" musical comedy from the 1920's and is the 2007 winner of Tony awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

All roles require singing and dancing. Principal female roles are Janet, star of the Follies; The Drowsy Chaperone, Janet's alcoholic confidant; Mrs. Tottendale, a flighty, eccentric, wealthy widow; Kitty, a "dumb blonde" chorus girl; and Trix, the Aviatrix, a brave and brash female aviator. Principal male roles include The Narrator, who throughout relates the play within a play; Robert, a handsome groom-to-be; George, Robert's best-man-to-be; Aldolpho, a conceited, womanizing Latin lothario; Underling, a stoic, sarcastic, dry-humored manservant; and Mr. Feldzieg, a harried overbearing theatre producer.

Persons auditioning should prepare a song of their choosing; an accompanist will be provided. Several persons are also needed to work on costumes, makeup, lighting, sets and running crew. Those interested are asked to come to auditions and sign up.

Nine performances are scheduled June 10-22. While several individual rehearsals will be held in April, the play will be thoroughly rehearsed in May and early June. The musical is directed and choreographed by Alicia Birder of Birder Studio of Performing Arts.

For more information, contact Dudley Birder at 920-403-3116 or

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