Marriage proposals, sabotage, and hilarity are all part of the Man in Chair's favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company this coming weekend.
Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone are slated for March 11 at 2 p.m. and March 13 at 7 p.m. All auditions are to happen at Third Lutheran Church, located at 1864 Frankfort Avenue in the Crescent Hill area.
Parts are available for those 18 and older. For the audition, prospective actors and actresses should prepare a song. An accompanist will be on site. Also, auditioners will do cold readings from a script and may take part in a dance audition consisting of simple steps.
The Drowsy Chaperone will be performed in the Mex Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts from May 18-27. Sandy Richens Cohrs will direct the production. More information on the audition process can be found by contacting Cohrs at 445-3203 or e-mailing the As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company.
The Man in Chair introduces the audience to The Drowsy Chaperone, which is his favorite show. As he starts the record, the audience as well as the Man in Chair are transported to a 1928 world full of Broadway performers, a possible marriage, and plenty of chaos among all of them.
Man in Chair acts as a narrator of sorts on the wedding day of Janet Van de Graff, a Broadway star, and Robert Martin, an heir to an oil fortune. Janet plans to leave the Broadway world behind after she marries.
The wedding is not exactly in Broadway figure Mr. Feldzeig's plans. In his attempts to stop the day's events, he hires an accomplice to seduce Janet. This, among other events, sets off a chain reaction of surprises, including unexpected romance, unknown identities, and yes, even a drowsy chaperone.
More information on the As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company can be found at its website.
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