The Drowsy Chaperone

September 17th - October 10th, 2010

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 8pm, Sundays - 3pm

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“ IT'S LIKE DRINKING CHAMPAGNE FROM A TAP SHOE. IF YOU'RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING. ”
This show has closed.
It was part of Wheaton Drama's
2010-2011 Season.
 

The Musical Within A Comedy: The Drowsy Chaperone

Director: Craig Gustafson
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Licensed by Music Theatre International

This wildly entertaining and spectacularly funny homage to Jazz Age musicals has lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. Amongst the show’s numerous Tony® Awards are Best Book and Score.

When show narrator Man in Chair plays for the audience a record of his favorite 1920s musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, the show bursts to life in his living room. Lovingly spoofing old musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone features a comic cast of characters involved in a delightfully silly series of misadventures.
Amongst the cast are a Follies girl seeking true love, her attractive but dim groom-to-be, a chaperone who likes to tipple, an over-the-top Latin Lothario, a hapless best man, and a Follies producer harassed by two “punny” gangsters.

Craig Gustafson is directing, assisted by Toria Hollyn. Genevieve Pastore is the production manager. Sue Kinney-Watschke is the musical director and Tracy Adams is the choreographer. Debbie Trueblood is stage manager.

Performances of The Drowsy Chaperone are September 17 through October 10, 2010. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $21 each, except Thursdays, which have a special price of $18 per ticket. The Drowsy Chaperone is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.



Cast

Mrs. TottendaleSusan Able Barry
GeorgeGarrett Ard
EnsembleHarmony Barry
KittyAngelicque Cate
Robert MartinAndrew Dameron
EnsembleRon Fletcher
TrixKatie Follmann
EnsembleZach Gibson
UnderlingHarold LeBoyer
Janet Van de GraafSara Malloy
Gangster 1Mark Mocarski
Gangster 2Dennis Paul
EnsembleAmy Brockman
AldolphoSteve Schroeder
FeldziegLars Timpa
The Drowsy ChaperonePam Turlow
Man in ChairStuart Vance


Crew

DirectorCraig Gustafson
Musical DirectorSue Kinney
ChoreographerTracy Adams
Assistant DirectorToria Hollyn
Production ManagerGenevieve Pastore
Stage ManagerDebbie Trueblood
Assistant Stage ManagerBruce Ebner
 Crew: Tony Abrego, Ben Aylesworth, Angela DiMarco Snow, Scott Henry, Amy Johnson, Beth Johnson, , Alan Kortas, Jennifer Neidl, Tara Peters, Lisa Schmela, Mike Smid,
Lighting DesignerJim Van De Velde
Sound DesignerSteven Merkel
Set DesignerCraig Gustafson
Set ConstructionBruce Ebner, Ben Aylesworth
 Crew: Tracy Adams, Steve Blount, Jimmy DeMarino, Mary Engle, Preston Krenicki, John Malecki, Steven Merkel, Jennifer Neidl, Berni Raymond, Mike Smid
Set DecorationBarb Giblin
PropsSteve Blount
CostumesPam Terry, Marcia Steinbrecher
Hair and MakeupAnnie Walker-Bright
TicketsDenny Jamieson, Dolly Jamieson
Front of HouseScott Henry, Amy Johnson, Glenn Sokol
PublicityJo-Ann Ledger
 Crew: Traci A. Cidlik, Mary Engle, Charmaine Jones, Melissa Heischberg, Dee Hicks, Marc Ludena, Joe Maier, Steven Merkel, Berni Raymond, Pam Terry
Graphic DesignTraci A. Cidlik
WebsiteMelissa Heischberg
Production PhotographyKen Beach
StarBoard DesignMary Beth deBolt
ProgramKate Quan


News and Notes about The Drowsy Chaperone

A Bit of Drowsy Chaperone Nostalgia.... (November 1, 2010)
The Drowsy Chaperone: the Commercial You've All Been Waiting For (September 27, 2010)
The Drowsy Chaperone Cast Practice Some Jazzy Moves (August 25, 2010)
Cast of The Drowsy Chaperone Has Fun at Rehearsals (August 17, 2010)