The Cameron University Department of the Theatre Arts will hold auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone” on February 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. Auditions are open to the Lawton – Fort Sill community and all Cameron students, faculty and staff. Numerous roles are available. Those wishing to audition should prepare a song from a Broadway musical and bring either sheet music or an audio recording without vocals of the song. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended for the audition process as dance steps will also be included. For more information about auditions, call the Department of Theatre Arts at 581-2346.
The show will be directed by Scott Richard Klein, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, and will conclude the 2012-2013 season, A Year of Manners and Comic Mishaps. The production will run from April 18-21.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” is a Tony Award-winning fun-filled romp. The audience is greeted by the narrator, a fan of vintage musicals. He seems to be suffering from a free-floating depression and quickly decides to cheer things up by playing a record of the original cast recording of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a (fictional) Broadway musical. As he listens to this rare recording, the characters appear in his dingy apartment, which is transformed into an impressive Broadway set and glitzy costumes. A play-within-a-play, the production is full of every cliché, gag, and gimmick from the golden age of musicals.
Cameron University’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” is made possible in part by the Richard T. Brittingham, M.D., Musical Theatre Endowed Lectureship.
January 29, 2013