Auditions to become a member of the cast of the 2017 South Plainfield Summer Drama Workshop will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 22nd and 23th at the South Plainfield Middle School from 5-9 pm.  Callbacks will be Friday, May 26th  from 5-9 pm. 

SPSDW’s 2017 show, “The Drowsy Chaperone”, is the Tony award winning “musical within a comedy” about a tired chaperone who puts on his favorite recording of a musical and it comes to life on stage, along with a host of characters including a couple 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 a tipsy chaperone.  In other words, all the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.  This musical comedy is appropriate for all ages.  To be eligible to be in the show you must be entering 6th grade through age 25.

Anyone wishing to try out to become a member of this years show should come dressed in comfortable clothes wearing shoes they can dance and move in.  All attendees will be taught a short dance to perform, as well as given a few lines to read to demonstrate their acting ability.  Please bring 16 bars of a song with music (either sheet music or CD) for the vocal audition.

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Students wishing to be a member of the stage crew or pit orchestra should also come on audition nights and sign up (no audition required for crew or pit).  In addition to cast, crew and pit members, SPSDW is looking for students to work on costume design/creation. 

Rehearsals will begin on June 26th from 5-9 pm at the High School, and run Monday through Friday (no rehearsal on July 4th) through August 2rd.  The show performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday & Saturday, August 3-5th at 7 pm and Sunday August 6th at 2 pm at the High School.

“SPSDW is a South Plainfield tradition, 44 years strong, that brings the opportunity for our kids, starting in 6th grade, to be a part of a professionally run musical theatre, right here in our own town.  We have a paid director, choreographer, conductor, stage manager and technical coordinator, which makes for a high quality show where the kids learn a lot, stretch their imaginations and improve their stage skills,” said Will Mott, President of the Board of SPSDW. 

For more information check out the South Plainfield Summer Drama Workshop Facebook page.