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Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone, our summer musical


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Auditions for New Minowa Players' summer musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. in the New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill Street. Those auditioning for a main role should bring a short prepared monologue and approximately 16 bars of music to be sung with piano accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. Actors preferring minor roles or chorus parts should also attend these auditions but need not bring prepared material. They will be taught a simple song from the show. Everyone auditioning should bring a list of all conflicts between May 1 and June 24 and should dress appropriately for learning simple stage movement.
The Drowsy Chaperone will be performed June 22-24 at the Decorah High School Auditorium. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the jazz age musical. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. As he and the audience watch, the show comes to life, complete with a bride and groom, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone and more.

Anyone wishing to audition but unable to be at the April 14 auditions should contact director Sheryl Scheffert prior to that date. Sheryl Scheffert 563-389-5738, sherylscheffert@gmail.com
Sponsors for The Drowsy Chaperone are Decorah Bank & Trust, Family Table Restaurant, Gallery of Tops, Pizza Ranch, RocketDog Books, Rockweiler Appiance & TV, and Singing Hammers Construction.