Theatre Charlotte announces auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone

Theatre Charlotte announces auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone directed by Billy Ensley, with choreography by Lisa Blanton and music direction by Matt Primm. Auditions will be held in person on Monday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 23rd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.  Callbacks may be scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30pm. We are seeking performers of all body types, skin colors and gender expression ages 16 and older, who can sing, dance and bring this hilarious musical to life.

Please sign up for an audition time and fill out an audition form here.  During your audition time, you must be prepared to sing 16 bars of music that best reflects your range and character(s) you are auditioning for. An accompanist will be available and you must bring sheet music with you; no digital sheet music will be permitted. In addition to singing, you may be asked to learn a small piece of choreography and/or read from the script so please dress appropriately.  

Video auditions are also being accepted through the audition form and should include a vocal selection and choreography sample. Deadline for video auditions is July 21st.

Rehearsals are typically Sunday through Thursday evenings starting at 6pm. There may be an occasional Saturday choreography rehearsal. Performances run Sept. 6 – 22, 2024.

All positions are unpaid. 

SUMMARY

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving tribute to the Golden Age of musicals. To chase his blues away, a musical theatre addict drops the needle on his favorite LP and the 1928 musical comedy magically bursts to life! Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” this masterful meta-musical pokes fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. Before Something Rotten, there was The Drowsy Chaperone.

Theatre is full of magic that vibrates throughout the essence of art, imagination, culture, and history. We strive to provide theatre to our community and our city that is saturated in excellence, community, experience, inclusion, and influence. Our goal is to mount productions that reflect the growth and beauty of the diversity of Charlotte and we sincerely hope that our brothers and sisters in the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities will strongly consider joining us for auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone.