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Auditions Scheduled for College/Community Summer Theatre's 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

Summer Theatre Veteran Cherie Cooper-Darragh Is Directing

May 5, 2014

Wilmington College/Community Summer Theatre will present the musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, this July in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.

Auditions the show, which is “billed as a “comedy within a musical,” will be held May 18, at 3 p.m., and May 19 and 20, at 7 p.m., in the theatre. Summer theatre veteran Cherie Cooper-Darragh is directing the show.

Auditions will include movement exercises, script readings, some group singing and performing 32 bars of a song from a contemporary musical. Those auditioning are requested to bring music for the accompanist.

Performance dates for The Drowsy Chaperone are July 17, 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m., and July 20, at 2:30 p.m.

The show begins with a man in his apartment that plays his favorite record, the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life with the cast of characters traveling through his apartment.

Throw in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-bright hostess and her very proper, yet sarcastic butler, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, a ditsy show girl, the intoxicated chaperone of the bride and chorus folks — and “you have a show soup dense with delicious delight.”

Tickets will be on sale in June.