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The Drowsy Chaperone

We are seeking Production team members of all skill levels for our production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Please see the information below and follow the Expression of Interest link to join The Drowsy Chaperone.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan. As he plays the record of his favourite musical, the fictional 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage, as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.

Team Leader Roles


Musical Director – responsible for working with the director in preparing the show for public performance, including casting, rehearsing the vocalists and orchestra, and conducting and selecting the orchestra. They will also work in partnership with the Vocal Director to teach vocal parts and prepare rehearsal tools.

Choreographer – creates and teaches dance routines that work with the music and lyrics of the show in consultation with the creative team. They are expected to attend dances rehearsals to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of the routines and that the performers are capable of the dance requirements.

Stage Manager – provides practical and organisational support to the director, actors, designers, stage crew and technicians throughout the production process. They also are the director’s representative during performances, making sure that the production runs smoothly.

Lighting Designer – works with the creative team to develop ideas and a design that meets the needs of the production. They will need to attend periodic rehearsals to know learn the blocking and artistic vision of the production.

Wardrobe Coordinator – responsible for leading a team which may include designers, seamstresses, assistants, and dressers to develop concepts for the look and style of the costumes to suit the needs of the production. They will also work closely with the production teams and cast to ensure that all people are comfortable in their costumes and that their costumes meet the needs of the show.

Make-up Coordinator – responsible for leading a team which may include designers and assistants to develop concepts for the look and style of the make-up to suit the needs of the production. This will also include sourcing any specialty products as required and ensuring a well-maintained stock.

Properties Coordinator – responsible for designing and securing all stage properties needed for each character in show. They will also ensure that properties are maintained and organised throughout the rehearsals and production periods.

Hair Coordinator – responsible for leading a team which may include hairdressers and assistants to develop concepts for the look and style of the performers’ hair and/or wigs to suit the needs of the production. They will also need to source any specialty products as required and ensuring a well-maintained stock.

Front of House Manager – will ensure all aspects of front of house run as smoothly as possible. This include recruiting and coordinating ushers, program sales and front of house display.




Production Team Meetings


Production team meetings will occur monthly during 2021 and will go for approximately 30 mins. These meetings are an opportunity for everyone to check in. During 2022, these will increase in frequency as we get closer to opening night. Team leaders are expected to attend each meeting. Other members of their teams may attend but are not required.



Key Dates


Tuesday 10th August – First Production Team Meeting, 6:00PM – 7:00PM *Production Team Meetings will be Tuesdays 6:00PM
Wednesday 27th October – Cast Information Evening
Friday 19th November – Meet and Greet
Thursday 25th November – Start Rehearsals *Rehearsals Tuesday 7:00PM – 9:30PM, Thursday 7:00PM – 9:30PM and Sunday 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday 19th December – Final rehearsal before Christmas break
Thursday 20th January – Rehearsals resume
Saturday 26th March – Bump In
Sunday 27th March – Lighting Focus/Plot
Monday 28th March – Tech Run
Tuesday 29th March – Costume Run
Wednesday 30th March – Dress Rehearsal
Friday 1st April – Evening Performance
Saturday 2nd April – Matinee and Evening Performance
Sunday 3rd April – Matinee Performance
Thursday 7th April – Evening Performance
Friday 8th April – Evening Performance
Saturday 9th April – Matinee and Evening Performance, Bump Out




Links


Soundtrack (Youtube)
Soundtrack (Spotify)
Tony Award Performance

Expression of Interest Form