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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Runs April 29-May 8

SCT_The Drowsy Chaperone logoTHE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Springboro Community Theatre
April 29-May 8
Springboro Performing Arts Center

Directed by Aaron Joseph Brewer
Music & vocal direction by Judy Mansky
Choreographed by Kara Castle

Cast: Nick Bellmyer as Man in Chair, Lindsey Cardoza as the Drowsy Chaperone, Caitie Gutierrez del Arroyo as Janet van de Graaff, Stephen Gogol as Robert Martin, Tommy Balaj as George, Ben Essex as Aldolpho, Shanna Camacho as Mrs. Tottendale, John Hamilton as Underling, Steven Sloan as Feldzieg, Emily Hughes as Kitty, Cora Ceipek as Trix, Madison Stapleton as Gangster 1 & Lilly Robillard as Gangster 2
Ensemble: Sam Bergman, Kurt Cypher, Amber Todd, Misty White & Gabrielle Witherspoon

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.

  • Fri-Sat, April 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 1 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 8 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoSpringboro Community Theatre invites you to auditions for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, with music & lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, directed by Aaron Joseph Brewer, Music and Vocal Direction by Judy Mansky, and choreography by Kara Castle.

Performances of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE are April 29-30 & May 6-7 at 8pm, and May 1 & 8 at 2pm.

Auditions will be March 7 & 8, 2022 from 7-10pm, with callbacks on March 9, 2022.

All auditions/callbacks will take place at 7pm at the Springboro Performing Arts Center, 115 Wright Station Way, Springboro, OH 45066.

You do not need to attend both nights of initial auditions, unless specifically asked by a member of the production staff.

Out of an abundance of caution concerning COVID-19, we are requiring that our cast and crew members are vaccinated to accept a role in the show.

Please prepare 32 bars (approx. one minute) of a song in a similar style, but not actually from THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. An accompanist will be provided. You will also be asked to learn a short dance combination, so please come prepared.

Roles:

  • Man In Chair (Male, 40-69): narrates the show as he plays the Broadway recording of “The Drowsy Chaperone”, a music theater aficionado and recluse who mourns the end of the Golden Era, he is truly happiest listening to his collection of Broadway show records, strong acting skills required to develop what is the only-non-stock character in the show, seen on stage throughout, whilst generally shy in demeanor, musicals bring out his true ebullient self, mannerisms and tics should be funny and charming whilst grounded in reality, minimal singing in bari-tenor range.
  • The Drowsy Chaperone (Female, 30-59): Janet’s alcoholic confidante, carefree, often because she is drunk, an experienced “woman of the world” who couldn’t care less what the world thinks, a melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Great comedic role, think Liza Minnelli meets Tallulah Bankhead, vocal range: alto with a strong belt (F3-D5).
  • Janet van de Graaff (Female, 25-35): star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin, attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality, she loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920s starlet, strong movement and special skills (acrobatics, juggling, etc.) a plus, vocal range: alto with big belt (G3-E5).
  • Robert Martin (Male, 20-40): the groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet, he is the token 1920s leading man – debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol, he is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic, must be able to tap dance and roller skate, vocal range: tenor (C3 – Ab4).
  • George (Male, 20-49): Robert’s anxious best man, loyal, sincere, and nervous, makes looking out for Robert’s interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch, must be able to tap, vocal range: tenor (F3-Bb4).
  • Aldolpho (Male, 30-49): Latin lothario, a womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself, he is confident, vigorous, and a buffoon, vaudeville-style acting and fake Spanish/Italian accent required, should have great comic timing, vocal range: bass/baritone + great falsetto (A#2-G4).
  • Mrs. Tottendale (Female, 45-80): a wealthy widow and host of the wedding, she is flighty, eccentric, often times forgetful, and funny, she is absolutely charming, bubbly and oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people, vocal range: alto character voice (G3-Db5).
  • Underling (Male, 30-69): Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant, he is stoic, dry-humored and sarcastic, a cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny, vocal range: tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
  • Feldzieg (Male, 40-59): harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies, he is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive, vocal range: baritone (Db3-Db4).
  • Kitty (Female, 20-39): 1920’s dumb blonde chorine, she is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady, a cross between Norma Cassady from “Victor Victoria” and Lena Lamont from “Singin’ in the Rain”, vocal range: soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
  • Trix (Female, 25-50): the brave and brash female aviator, she is sassy, sleek and a take-charge kind of gal, preferably an actress of color, doubles in the ensemble, vocal range: alto (Ab3-Eb5).
  • Gangster 1 & 2 (Male, 20-39): two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs, typical 1920’s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements, good comedic timing and movement skills required, men of a shorter stature encouraged to audition, vocal range: tenor (Db3-Gb4).
  • Ensemble (Male/Female, 20-40): strong, dancing/singing ensemble, vocal range: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and dancers with strong tap skills. 4-8 roles.

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2022-2023 Season Announced by Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoKicking off our season will be our summer musical at North Park Amphitheater – OLIVER! With book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart.

OLIVER! performances will take place August 5-7 & 12-14, 2022.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.


Our next production in the 2022 – 2023 season will be THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Adapted by Simon Stephens.

Performances are September 16-18 & 23-25, 2022.

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.


The first musical of the 2022 – 2023 season at Springboro Community Theatre will be THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss.

Performances are set for November 11-13 & 18-20, 2022.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.


Our first Youth Program production will present a series of one-acts from the Marvel Spotlight collection – HAMMERED: A Thor & Loki Play, by Christian Borle (Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby) and MIRROR OF MOST VALUE: A Ms. Marvel Play, by Masi Asare (Based on the Marvel Comics by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona & Sara Amanat).

Performances will be January 6-8 & 13-15, 2023.

One is the Norse God of Thunder, Master of the Storm, Lord of the Living Lightning, and heir to the throne of eternal Asgard. The other born of a Frost Giant, but now the Norse God of Mischief. Yet they are brothers, and together they are… The Mighty Thor and Loki.
When a strange Terrigen Mist descended upon Jersey City, Kamala Khan was imbued with polymorphic powers. Her life was changed forever and so were the lives of her family and friends. Using her newfound abilities to fight evil and protect Jersey City, she became the all new Ms. Marvel!


The next musical at Springboro Community Theatre in the 2022 – 2023 season will be RENT (Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson).

Going up March 3-5 & 10-12, 2023.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.


In the Spring, we will present our final play of the season – THE OUTSIDER.
Written by Paul Slade Smith, this production will hold performances April 21-23 & 28-30, 2023.

Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.


To wrap up our 2022 – 2023 season, the final production will be our youth musical – CYRANO DE BURGER SHACK, a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand with a book by Jeremy Desmon, and featuring hit contemporary pop music!

Performances are June 16-18 & 23-25, 2023.

Cyrano is king of the local Burger Shack, but he can’t seem to win the love of his best friend, Roxanne. When Roxanne confesses her crush on the new burger-flipper, Christian, Cyrano decides that playing Cupid is better than sitting out of the game. An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, this rollicking musical features hit contemporary pop songs that will have audiences cheering.

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THE MOUSETRAP Runs March 4-13

SCT_The MousetrapAgatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP
Springboro Community Theatre
March 4-13
Springboro Performing Arts Center

Directed by Craig Smith

Cast: Carly Laurette Risenhoover-Peterson as Mollie Ralston, Zachary White as Giles Ralston, Aaron Joseph Brewer as Christopher Wren, Misty White as Mrs. Boyle, John Hamilton as Major Metcalf, Cora Ceipek as Miss Casewell, Scott Madden as Mr. Paravicini & Tommy Balaj as Detective Sergeant Trotter

After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soons becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, who arrives on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.

2/2/22 – Mask required

  • Fri-Sat, March 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 6 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 13 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for THE MOUSETRAP at Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoAnnouncing auditions for Springboro Community Theatre’s Production of
Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP

Directed by Craig Smith

Jan. 10 & 11 from 7-9pm

Audition Requirements:

  • Please prepare a short bit of a monologue to demonstrate their British accent proficiency. The one exception is anyone auditioning for Mr. Paravicini; they should have a light Italian accent.
  • Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script.
  • Non-standard casting will be considered.

Performance dates are March 4-6 & 11-13, 2022.

Roles:

  • Mollie and Giles Ralston – youngish couple recently married who own and run Monkswell Manor
  • Christopher Wren – youngish man, contemporary with Mollie and Giles
  • Mrs. Boyle – imposing woman who always seems cross, older
  • Major Metcalf – middle aged with military manner
  • Miss Casewell – youngish woman, appears to have mannish characteristics
  • Mr. Paravicini – European with a flamboyant mustache and light Italian accent
  • Detective Sergeant Trotter – youngish man with a light Cockney accent, contemporary with Mollie and Giles

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