Oct 9, 2010

Auditions for 'Drowsy Chaperone'

The Central Lakes College Theatre Department will host auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 10 a.m., Sat., Oct. 30 in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Winner of five Broadway Tony Awards, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a good old- fashion musical for the whole family. With its jazzy musical numbers, slap-stick humor and comic delight this show is sure to drive away the “winter blues.” It all begins when a die-hard musical-theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally burst to life in his living room telling the rambunctious 1928 tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep her true love. Performances will be Feb. 24-26 and March 3-6 in Chalberg Theatre. Rehearsals will be in November and December, with one tap dance lesson per week, and full rehearsals start Jan. 10. Director Dennis Lamberson said the show needs an African-American actress with a belt voice and men who can tap dance. “All cast members sing and dance,” he said. To audition, prepare a short up tempo 1920’s song. Examples of this are “Tea for Two,” “Bye, Bye Black Bird,” “The Varsity Drag,” and “Yes! We Have No Bananas.” Music may be picked up at Lamberson’s office, E-443, on the Brainerd campus. A script is on reserve at the Jon Hassler Library at CLC. For information call or e-mail Lamberson at 218-855-8202 or dlambers@clcmn.edu