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 drowzy there, so provided you have more than one, it could last as long as you like. I also took out the fermata in 6. If you have any knowledge of the show or have absolutely ANY tips to give, please please send them my way! At measure 42, the tune is much further extended on the CD. Their namesakes are used as characters in the musical. Edinburgh Fringe Festival production official website. We are introduced to a barrage of characters during an introductory opening number “Fancy Dress”including Mrs.

At 36, my drummer and I checked in with each other to establish the tempo for the next section. In addition, the following credit shall appear whenever Authors are billed:. And finally, be diligent about where the button goes.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Your cast will likely want to breathe between the first and drowsj beats of Watch the cutoffs for the chorus in measures 36, 38, and Now to find another doubler….

Hello, I want to thank you for this wonderful post — I am using this as my bible going into our present high school production! I got a funny look from my trumpet every time I cued it until I started remembering. The rhythm in the brass is notated incorrectly in the piano vocal score at 24 and 26 It ought to read Quarter rest, eighth rest, eighth note, eighth rest, eighth note quarter note.


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Music by Lisa Lambert. This is not a role for a weak performer; she winds up being the lynchpin of the show. Inspiration The musical parodies American musical comedies of the s that feature over-the-top characters, comic gangsters and bawdy musical numbers.

There was initially some business in the drum fill at This proved very convenient many times. Performance practice for these songs requires a flexible tempo for the verse, the lyrics of which provide the context for the chorus.

The first section of the song actually presents some challenges. Some of the trombone work at is a little awkward. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

After some confusion, this made sense to everyone. Make that difference explicit early in the rehearsal process. The score indicates measurebut we put a few more in. He mistakenly begins playing a song “Message from a Nightingale” from cuaperone different musical entirely, however, causing the setting of the play to shift temporarily to an oriental palace and all of the actors to libretto new roles.

The script has it right: It should be slow enough to dig in on the stride left hand without being so slow that it lacks any energy. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! What could it be? No design skills needed! The musical parodies American musical comedies of the s that feature over-the-top characters, comic gangsters and bawdy musical numbers.

Sounds like a dance number. And these boys are your back up dancers. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.


Triangle parts are in both books, so you never know where to cue them. Atresist the temptation to slow down.

Leading the cast were Elaine Paige and Bob Martin. Head voice, or a light mix is the way to go here.

The Australian production, staged by the Melbourne Theatre Company, opened for a limited engagement in Melbourne in January of The production was staged by the same Broadway team and produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Man in Chair explains that fhaperone song drlwsy written into the show due to the demands of the actress playing the Drowsy Chaperone, who always insisted that a rousing anthem be included in every show in which she performed.

Check against the score. Reddit Print Facebook Twitter Email. Your right hand sweeps across up the piano while your head goes up and then you play the downbeat chord while your head goes down, all in one fluid and easy-to-read movement.

Most of the time it winds up being Quarter, eighth eighth, instead of Eighth Quarter Eighth for the figure chaperne begins in measure 3. A Message From a Nightingale. There are also very few cue lines indicated in the score. On the recording, are double-timed.

The Drowsy Chaperone Script

The audience is greeted by the narrator, Man in Chair, sitting on a darkened stage. At this point, Man in Chair attempts to play the record of the Second Act of the show. Wedding Bells 2 The drowst chunk of this number really only exists to cover the costume change for the girls to get into their wedding gowns.