LASERS. LIBRETTO VOCAL BOOKA. AXLESS .. but one of my favorite shows Gable and Stein’s “The Drowsy Chaperone;”. Remember? Music by Julie . The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in accessible script, The Drowsy Chaperone will fit perfectly into any company’s. No sooner has the needle touched the record than we, together with the narrator, are transported to a Broadway theatre and into The Drowsy Chaperone.

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The clarinets trade off the trill there, so provided you have more than one, it could last as long as you like. There are a lot of dynamic details to observe. Finale Ultimo The cue for this number is: This is yet another case where the actor is potentially giving the tempo for the next section in the clear before the orchestra comes in. Change the choral parts to a half note at 73, a quarter at 77, and cut a quarter note out of 81, in each case to leave clear space for Drowsy to be heard.

I moved the G flat in libretgo 18 down an octave. The production was staged by the same Broadway team and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. She confesses that she was the French Girl that he kissed and agrees that their wedding is back on.

I think it got lounge-ier every night. The Australian production, staged by the Melbourne Theatre Company, opened for a limited engagement in Melbourne in January of They both have Vodka in them, but Gimlet sounds funnier than Bloody Mary. I found that quite taxing. Robert also should be a strong dancer, who can tap and skate blindfolded. Wedding Bells 2 The first chunk of this number really only exists to cover the costume change for the girls to get into their wedding chaperne.


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. Feldzeig is agonizing over the fact that his top meal ticket, Janet, is leaving showbiz to get married. Clearly you want people to hear that.

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The characters in the show-within-the-show should ideally be able to act presentationally, as in the period. Accident Waiting To Happen.

Many helpful hints and suggestions here. Be aware of that upbeat phrase being too slow or too fast. Play with it until it makes sense llibretto you. We did not hire a trumpet 3, and I only noticed 2 places where an exposed 3rd trumpet part was missed.

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The Chaperone informs Janet that she intends to marry Aldolpho. Overtures are out of style crowsy. What could it be? Opening Scene The cue to go on to 2. Already have a good trumpet player hired, so that is set. Make it a game with yourself to play the accents without making them staccato, and play the staccatos without making them accents. And these boys are your back up dancers. Again, see a youtube video to libretto what the music initially went with.

Originally these were only 4 people. Give your creative team an early start with the digital script and score. I cut it when Feldzieg enters with Kitty. I suppose it works either way. Skip to main content. When he came and spoke to our Villanova audience Bob Martin said that he considered the show a tragic monologue interspersed with some funny numbers.


It should be slow lkbretto to dig in on the stride left hand without being so slow that it lacks any energy. Make it clear to them how important it is that they establish it correctly, or conduct their 5…6…7…8… yourself. I drpwsy Music Directing my first full show this spring, In the Heightsand because the style of music is somewhat outside of my field of expertise, I am a bit intimidated!

The section beginning at is so fun, but it helps to know a few things ahead of time. The script says all the guests have arrived.

There is great rejoicing in anticipation of the multiple weddings “Wedding Bells 2”.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. In her bedroom, Janet shares with her Chaperone her excitement about the upcoming nuptials. The musical parodies American musical comedies of the s that feature over-the-top characters, comic gangsters and bawdy musical numbers.

Measure 47 should be straight eighths.

The figure in measure and measures has a half-step motion; the figure in and is a whole-step motion. Atresist the temptation to slow down.