Auditions will be held at AMP on Sunday, January 13th at 6.00pm (to coincide with “JC Superstar.”)
Show dates are May 16,17,18, 19 (matinee) 23, 24 & 25 with a possible “demand-driven” extra matinee on May 26 if required
Director: Geoffrey King
Musical Director: Jill Dillingham
Choreographer: Susie Dodge
Winner of 5 ‘Tony’s & 7 Drama Desk awards, the show is somewhat of a parody of 1920’s musicals. The format
There are several separate but connected plot-lines involving mistaken identity, ambition, threats, promises… kept & broken, weddings & the ongoing biographical contributions regarding “the cast” from ‘The Man in the Chair.’
All ends happily… and that is what this show is, HAPPY!
The following information should be read as “ideal” but also as indicative. Much will depend on finding the right blend.
“Man in the Chair” – Narrates the show. A leading role with many monologues & (almost) no singing. Middle aged+
Mrs. Tottendale – Very proper but somewhat vague hostess of the wedding. Alto
Underling – Mrs. T’s smart but savvy butler with a dry sense of humor. Tenor/Baritone
Robert Martin – Dashing, vain, ever upbeat, played by then matinee idol, ‘Percy Hyman.’ An ability to both tap dance/roller skate would be a big bonus! Tenor/Baritone
George – The nervous & rather dim ‘Best Man’ Again, a tap dancing ability would be a plus. Tenor
Feldzeig – A Broadway producer who doesn’t want to or dare lose his ‘star’ Janet. Played by
Kitty – Feldzeig’s somewhat dopey companion who aspires to stardom. Played by a famous comic actress of the time Sadie Adler. Soprano/Alto
Gangsters – Disguised as pastry chefs, they threaten Feldzeig. Played by the Vaudeville duo Tall Brothers, these two are the
Aldolpho – Self-proclaimed “ladies’ man” played by
Janet Van De Graaf – The “star” bride. Star of ‘Feldzeig’s Follies’ played by
The Drowsy Chaperone – Janet’s alcoholic friend & confidante, played by well- established stage actress of the day, Beatrice Stockwell. Alto/Soprano
Trix – Brave & feisty female aviator who is recruited to marry the “happy couple.” Alto/Soprano
Ensemble – Multiple
Director’s Note: There are lots of videos of the show available online. I hope as many of you as possible will try out for this delightful show.