My name is Parker Eastman and I am looking to direct two shows at the beginning of our 2019 season! I have both pit orchestras put together (minus a couple parts) and I just have to worry about casting now! The following two shows are both musicals; one is a musical within a comedy and the other is what I like to refer to as the “money maker.” The two shows are as follows:

The Drowsy Chaperone (April 2019)


-The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance after another. With the house lights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record; the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers 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 an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Minimum Cast Requirements: (19 Minimum)

–Male Leads: 8

–Female Leads: 5

–Ensemble: Minimum 3 Male & 3 Female [Maids/Servants, Reporters, Monkeys, Etc.]

Pit Musicians Still Needed:


The Wizard of OZ (May 2019)


-When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.

Minimum Cast Requirements: (18 Minimum)

–Male Leads: 5

–Female Leads: 3

–Ensemble: Minimum 5 Male & 5 Female [Munchkins, Crows, Trees, Etc.]

Pit Musicians Still Needed:




Dates & Times:

-Friday, November 9, 2018 (6:00-9:00pm)

-Saturday, November 10, 2018 (3:30-7:00pm)


-165 South Street, Springfield, VT 05156

What To Prepare:

-Please prepare a song (from any genre; musical theater preferred)

-Please prepare a monologue as well (anything works) – Please note that we may or may not ask you to perform it.

What To Expect:

-If possible, but not required, I was hoping those who would like to audition could come on both audition days as I would like to do the following:

–Group dance number (we will teach you)

–Vocals for an Ensemble Number (we will teach you)

I hope everyone will consider auditioning for both shows. It would be amazing if we could make both shows happen! I will be posting more info on my personal website ( within the next couple days.

Feel free to tell your friends/colleagues/etc. about auditions too! Both shows would/will be fun to do! I look forward to hearing/seeing everyone!


Parker Eastman

Springfield Community Players

Music Director