The Drowsy Chaperone

a musical within a comedy
with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

ON OUR STAGE IN OUR 83RD SEASON

May 6-9, 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29, 2011
Produced in Cooperation with Music Theatre International

THE SHOW

In this Tony® Award-winning musical, a die-hard musical fan known only as The Man in the Chair puts on the record of his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone to overcome his feelings of “non-specific sadness.” As the turntable spins, the musical comes to life in his living room, telling the tale of a Hollywood actress who is giving up the screen to marry her true love. Along the way we meet a wealthy dowager, her faithful butler, a frustrated theater impresario, a dizzy chorine, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a befuddled bridegroom, an anxious best man, a Latin lothario, and, above all, the Drowsy (in other words, tipsy) Chaperone. As the record plays, The Man in the Chair gives us the story and the backstory, and boldly addresses the great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “Please let it be good,” this is the show for you!

THE CREW

Director and Choreographer, Paul Bruce **
Musical Director, Ken Pletzer *
Producer, Stan Guarnelo and Frann Stempek **
Assistant Director, Scott Rider
Stage Manager, Chris Boudreau
Stage Hands, Chuck Bollman and Alex Gojkov
Scenic Design, Paul Bruce *
Master Carpenter, Gordon Mosley
Set Construction, John Calder, Dave Wood, Chris Boudreau, Pat Denyer, Michael Mayne, James Mayne, Chuck Bollman, James Kirwan, Dave Reynolds II, Jeff Flannery, Sylvia Mafeti, and John Sczomak
Set Painting, James Kirwan, Paul Bruce, Sylvia Mafeti, Madison Schroka, Ben Schroka, Drew Schroka, Frann Stempek, Dave Wood, Michael Mayne, and John Sczomak
Lights & Sound, Mike Kinnell, Dave Wood, and members of the Lights & Sound Committee
Costumes, Mary Calder, George Miller, Fran Walker, Marie Kinnell, Sherri Mayne, Betty Wilson, Marge Sorenson, and Nancy Schuster *
Hair & Make-Up, Sydnee Dombrowski, Tony Badalamenti, Chuck Demski and Adriana Arnold **
Properties, Mary Ann Denyer, Patrick Denyer, Jim Kirwan, Brian Townsend, Tom Sparrow, and Mike Kinnell *
Publicity, Sue Suchyta and Erin Ostrowski
Programs, Angela Keller Pelc, Brian Townsend, and Nancy Valentini
Tickets, Megan Lizbinski and Bob Jones
Ushers, Tim Carney and Members
Afterglow, Jeff Bartos
Cast & Crew, Kori Bielaniec
50/50 & Intermission, Jim Kirwan and Members

THE CAST

Man in Chair, Brian Townsend **
Mrs. Tottendale, Tiffany Mullins *
Underling, Michael Falzon
Robert Martin, Michael Bollman
Geroge, Paul Morgan
Feldzieg, Michael Moseley *
Kitty, Kimberly Elliott
Gangster #1, Alan Ellias
Gangster #2, James Mayne
Aldolpho, Lindel Salow **
Janet Van De Graaff, Sydnee Dombrowski **
The Drowsy Chaperone, Juliette Delabbio-Abbott
Trix the Aviatrix, Ebony L. Bradley
Butlers, Maids, and Reporters, Tim Carney, Jeff Lokken, Lindsey MacDonald, and Christie Schauder
Superintendant, Chris Boudreau

See Show Photos by – and Courtesy of – Gordon Mosley

THE ORCHESTRA

Conductor & Keyboard, Ken Pletzer *
Trumpet, Paul Abbott
Trumpet, Luther Bird
Trombone, Steve Feltner
Trumpet, David Jennings
Winds, Paul Onachuk
Drums, Jason Quay
Winds, Ray Stakenas

* Denotes 2010-2011 PAGE Award Nominee
** Denotes 2010-2011 PAGE Award Winner

Cast and Crew Digitized by Michael Bollman

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