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The Drowsy Chaperone

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(913)-782-2990
SYNOPSIS
When a loyal fan shares a rare recording of his favorite musical, the characters come to life in an exciting tale of love and delight that leaves audiences breathless.
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An epic “musical within a comedy”, this brilliantly funny Tony Award-winner is a celebration of the American musical that harkens back to the jazz age of the 1920s. When a loyal fan shares a rare recording of his favorite musical, the characters come to life in an exciting tale of love and delight that leaves audiences breathless. A wedding, gangsters disguised as pastry chefs, and a drunk chaperone are just a few of the ingredients in this delicious farcical treat that is fun for the whole family.


SPECIAL DATES:
Opening night, September 7: Guests will be treated to a post-show celebration with the cast and crew!

Talkback, Saturday, September 8 : Guests are invited to a post show talk back with the REAL Janet Van De Graaff.*


*OCTA is thrilled to host a talkback with one of the inspirations for, and characters of, the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. On Saturday, September 8 following the performance, actress and comedienne Janet Van De Graaff will join Peter Leondedis (local actor and OCTA board member/treasurur) on stage and regale us with stories of the show, her movie and stage career, and what it was like performing in high school with Peter. Janet began her career with The Second City in Toronto and has appeared in many movies and television series. She has won three Canadian Comedy Awards, for Best Female Improviser (2002 & 2004) and Best Female TV Performance (for HISTORY BITES in 2002).


CAST

Man in Chair – Peter Leondedis

Robert Martin – Mark Doyle

The Drowsy Chaperone – Kathleen Marx

Janet Van De Graaff – Ashton Botts

Mrs. Tottendale – Peggy Mall

Aldolpho – Matthew Henrickson

Underling – Bill Bergman

George – Fisher Stewart

Kitty – Laura Irwin

Gangster One – Mike Peterson

Gangster Two – Arthur P. Clifford

Mr. Feldzieg – Charles Christesson, Jr.

Trix – Ashley Jones

Superintendent – Don Arnott

Ensemble – Mark McNeal

Ensemble – Dana Wardle

Ensemble – Catie Wolff


CREATIVE TEAM 

Director – Julie Ewing

Music Director – Kevin Bogan

Assistant Music Director – Todd Wiley

Choreographer – Ann McCroskey

Stage Manager – Meghann Deveroux

Assistant Stage Manager – Rachel Phillips

Costume Designer – Heather Stewart

Set Designer – Ken Schmidt

Construction Foreman – Bill Case

Light Designer – Brandon Dupree

Sound Designer – Joshua Finch

Props Coordinator – Abby Wolff

Sound Board Operator – Matt Pollock

Light Board Operator – Brittany Becker


PLAN YOUR VISIT TO OCTA

Tickets may be purchased with credit card, check, or cash. Free parking is available in the OCTA lot and on the street. Concessions are available for cash or credit donation and may be taken into the theater.


Box office number
(913) 782-2990

Date Time

Performance dates are passed
Creative & Cast

Written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Directed by Julie Ewing

Musical Director Kevin Bogan

Suitable For
Any Age