Description:

Winner of five Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

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. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. 

Director: Austin Nunn
Musical Director: Jenny Guemmer
Choreographer: TBD
Stage Manager: Kaytlin McIntosh


THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtihows.com
 

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 13th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, May 20th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 21st @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 21st @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Saturday March 19, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Valley Springs Church - Stage:

2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661


Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • If you are interested in auditioning for either Spring 2022 show, it doesn't matter which show you choose an audition slot under. Please choose only 1 audition slot. You will signify on your audition form you would like to be considered for either show.  
  • All auditioning must attend a Vocal Audition and Dance Audition (these are held on 2 separate days). 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback (on the same day as the Dance Audition). 

VOCAL AUDITIONSHeld on Thursday, March 3 starting at 4:00. Location: Valley Springs Presbyterian Church, 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville. Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.

DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Saturday, March 5 at 9:00am. Location: Valley Springs Presbyterian Church, 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville. All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will be taught a dance(s) from the show, and then be asked to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am.

CALLBACKS: Held on Saturday, March 5 immediately following the Dance Audition at the same location. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. 
Just because a student is not "called back" does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

NOTES:
  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 

For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays 9am-3pm, Valley Springs Church, 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville 
3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30 (Easter Break 4/16 - No Rehearsal)

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 5/7
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 5/8, Mon. 5/9, Wed. 5/11, Thurs. 5/12 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Tues. 5/10 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
5/13 @ 10am & 7pm
5/14 @ 2pm
5/20 @ 10am & 7pm
5/21 @ 2pm & 7pm - Strike 9pm-Midnight

Live Cast Announcement Sunday, 3/6 at 4:30pm online. Meeting link will be emailed to auditioning families.  

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator, Rhianna Rowe, at rhianna@cytsacramento.org.