To chase away his "blues", a modern-day musical theatre addict....known simply as, "the man in the chair"... drops the needle on his favorite record-------the 1928 Broadway musical, :"The Drowsy Chaperone." From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny romantic comedy magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of Janet, a pampered Broadway starlet who plans to give up her career to marry, Robert, the fabulously wealthy & debonair heir to an oil fortune! Presenting obstacles are Janet's "Drowsy (tipsy) Chaperone", a Broadway producer, his ditzy girlfriend, a Latin lothario & a pair of gangsters...masquerading as pastry chefs. Champagne flows, caviar chills & all of life is a party-------at least for the wealthy. Will threats from the gangsters, cases of mistaken identity, physical mishap or mayhem prevent the wedding from taking place?
Directed by theatre veteran, Geoffrey King & choreographed by professional artist, Suzie Dodge....the creative force responsible for the recent Amelia Island Dance Festival, this show is what theatre should be: FUN! Accompanied by catchy tunes, lively dancing & much humor. You will leave with a smile on your face, a song in your head & a Charleston in your feet. Musical direction by Jill Dillingham & our usual live musicians conducted by Solomon Johnson with costumes designed & created by Karen Harper King (& team).
The cast includes:
Kailin Lake as 'Janet'; Will Wiley as 'Robert', Haley Vonnoh as 'The Chaperone', Sam Gibson as George, the best man, Ozzie Medina as 'Feldzieg', Sarah Sandall as 'Kitty', Carlos Chavez Tafur as 'Aldolpho', Sherri Martin as 'Mrs Tottendale', Noel Martin as 'Underling'; Jessica Mainor-Thiele as 'The Aviatrix', Sam Forbes & Chris Thiele as 'The Gangsters' & Dave Watson as 'The Man in the Chair' with an ensemble troupe of Paige Vanderhof, Tyler Gibson, Elisha Cauthen & Karen Hourigan.
"The Drowsy Chaperone" will open at Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, on May 16th. Performances at 7.30pm on May 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th & 25th with a 5.00pm matinee on May 19th. This musical is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
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