Benalla Theatre Company’s 2023 Production is ……… The Drowsy Chaperone
This very funny, Tony Award-winning musical, tells the story of a middle-aged man who, feeling “blue”, decides to play for the audience a record of his favourite musical, the fictional 1928 show The Drowsy Chaperone. As the record plays, the show – a parody of 1920s American musical comedy – comes to life onstage, as the man wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.
The show is full of great catchy music and has many great characters for both females and males and lots for a singing and dancing ensemble.
The show will be performed at BPACC, which the company is very happy about and performance dates are: 16, 17, 18, 23, and 24 June. There will be 7 performances over the two weekends with matinees on the 2 Saturdays and one on Sunday.
We recommend that you download the Audition Info Pack before booking in a audition time as it has extra information in it. The audition pages are below:
Information Night is on Wednesday 15 February at 7pm – this is a really important event, as we go over lots of details about the show as well as the audition process. We know that auditions can be very stressful for people, but by seeing what goes on, it can take away some of the unknown factors of what it’s about. Even if you’ve been before, each show is different and we appreciate your support.
Audition dates are Sunday 19 and Monday 20 February these start at 2pm on Sunday and run through the afternoon and into the evening. On Monday, the auditions will take place in the evening. People aged 14 and above are encouraged to audition.
Rehearsals will be kicking off on a quick turnaround on Wednesday 22 February.
Please contact Emily on 0400639536 to read a copy of the script or book your audition. We suggest that you head to YouTube and search for the Broadway production that starred Sutton Foster and watch snippets or the whole show. We hope that you will come and be a part of what will be a show that is a huge amount of fun!!
Benalla Theatre Company Patrons
We would like to acknowledge the following who have become Patrons of Benalla Theatre Company. We thank them for their generosity and support of our company.