Beth Sholom and Adath Jeshurun Players Present
Beth Sholom and Adath Jeshurun Players The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone Rehearsal, Meeting and Event Information

Our first rehearsal will take place at Beth Sholom on Sunday, October 23rd (2-5PM). Regular rehearsals will generally take place Sundays (2-5PM at Beth Sholom), Mondays (7-10PM at AJ), and Wednesdays (7-10PM at Beth Sholom) starting Monday, October 24th, excluding Thanksgiving and winter break as needed. Not everyone will be called for all rehearsals until we begin running full sections of the show after the beginning of the year. Efforts will be made to have multiple groups rehearsing at the same time to maximize the value of our time together.

DANCE

There is one big production number where most folks will be required to do some dancing, while most of the other numbers requiring choreography entail more movement than dance. Exceptions are"Cold Feets," wherein Robert and George tap and "Accident Waiting to Happen," wherein Robert will be on roller skates.

REQUIREMENTS

As a valued and valuable member of our team, you are responsible for preparing your role as well as supporting our show’s success, including: Rehearsal attendance - with your audition sign-up you will submit a list of rehearsal conflicts. Once rehearsals begin you are expected at all rehearsals for which you are called, ready to begin 5 minutes before call time. Two further absences may require reducing your role in the show.

Final rehearsals & performances - “Hell week” begins the Sunday before our first performance. Call on that Sunday is at 10:30AM (NO EXCEPTIONS). You will be expected at the theater all of Sunday afternoon at least until 6PM (extended Dress Rehearsal), 6:00-10:30PM Monday - Wednesday (Dress Rehearsal), and 1.5 hours prior to each performance.

Set construction/move-in/strike - All performers are required to participate in at least 2 construction sessions (Sunday mornings TBA), moving the set from Beth Sholom to our theater at Gratz College (Sunday February 5th), and strike (dismantling and returning pieces to Beth Sholom) immediately after our final performance. Strike shouldn’t take much more than 1 hour with everyone’s participation.

Sales - our show simply cannot happen without financing from ad and ticket sales. Everyone on our team is expected both to promote ticket sales, especially to family and friends, and to sell ads in our show program.
Updated 10/22/2022