JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School has announced this year’s musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will premiere on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m.in the JHS Auditorium with encore performances Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Musical Director Lauren Scharf said the students have been working very hard on this year’s musical, despite some pushbacks from Mother Nature.
“The Drowsy Chaperone is a very unique musical and isn’t performed often in the area. It’s full of puns, witty humor and has some really great music”
The leads for The Drowsy Chaperone are as follows:
- Bradley Galeazzo as the Man in Chair
- Sophia Isabella as Janet Van De Graaff
- Isaiah Quigley as Robert Martin
- Corin Derby The Drowsy Chaperone
- Nolan Stevenson as Feldzieg
- Donovan Gomez as Aldolpho
- Abigail Roof Mrs. Tottendale
- Dylan Lydell as Underling
The musical begins as the narrator, Man in Chair (Galeazzo) sitting on a darkened stage, greets the audience. The theater fanatic, who is feeling a little blue, decides to cheer things up by playing a record of the original cast recording of a fictional Broadway musical called The Drowsy Chaperone.
Immediately after the needle touches the record, the show comes to life in the Man’s apartment and the plot unfolds. A glamorous show girl named Janet Van De Graaff (Isabella) is preparing to marry oil tycoon Robert Martin (Quigley), but unsure if she should give up her life in show business, turns to her chaperone and confidant to help allay her fears.
Meanwhile, Janet’s producer Feldzieg (Stevenson) is being threatened by two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs to ensure the wedding does not happen.
Senior Corin Derby said she has been involved with the JHS musical for the past four years and plans to have a career in the theater.
“I’ve been involved not just in acting and singing in the musical but I have also done costume, set and publicity work. All of that is so fascinating to me…It’s not just about the actors on the stage but all the behind the scenes work too.”
Tickets can be purchased from any cast, crew, or orchestra member, or at door for $8. All tickets are general admission.