June 8, 9, 10 &

June 15, 16, 17

2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

Directed by Gerry Blanchard

 

Location

Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre
2111 Emmons Rd  Jackson, MI 49201
(see directions below)

The capacity for this theatre is 400 patrons per performance (general seating), with 8 handicap seating spaces.

 

Synopsis 

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

 

Family-Friendly Status 

The Drowsy Chaperone is one of those shows that contains some adult themes that will likely go over the heads of children. We recognize that all parents differ on what is and isn’t appropriate for their child, though, so if you would like to read the full synopsis of the show (spoilers and all!) click here.

 

Tickets

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Advance Sale Tickets – Discounted!

$16 Students
$18 Adults
$16 Group Rate (see below)

Advance ticket sales will close the day of the performance at 4:30pm on Fridays/Saturdays and at 12:00pm on Sundays

Tickets at the Door

$18 Students (with student ID)
$20 Adults
$18 Group Rate (see below)

The CSJ Box Office will open on the 2nd floor of the Potter Center one hour before the performance start time (curtain time).
Cash, credit, and debit are accepted. No checks, please.

Group Tickets – For Groups of 10+

$16 per person (any age) if purchased in advance
$18 per person (any age) at the door

Group tickets must be purchased in a single transaction to a single performance in order to qualify for discount.
Group tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or at the Potter Center Box Office. The discount will be automatic if you purchase 10 or more tickets to a single performance!

 

Cast

Man in Chair……………Brian Ketner
Robert Martin……………Victor McDermott
George……………Matthew McDonald*
Janet Van De Graaf……………Amanda Frerichs
Aldolpho……………Don LaFollette*
The Drowsy Chaperone……………Karen Kidder*
Mrs. Tottendale……………Lisa Cryderman
Underling……………David Gilman*
Feldzieg……………Mike Sutton*
Kitty……………Sarah Lehman
Gangster 1……………Mark Sanders
Gangster 2……………Liz Andrews
Trix……………Brynn Arnall*
Trix on 6/10……………Aimie Smith*
Ensemble……………Lydia Cotner, Kelly Crippen*, Theresa Dark, Catie Johns, Ria McDermott, Aimie Smith*, Hanna Tritten, Linda Weber

 

Production Team

Director……………Gerry Blanchard*
Producer……………Brynn Arnall*
Music Director……………Larry Sumner, Jr.
Choreographer……………Aimie Smith*
Costumes……………Ellen Yoakam*
Stage Manager & Lighting Engineer……………Sandy DiCesare
Asst. Stage Manager……………Kara DeChalk
Technical Director……………Kevin Steller
Set Design……………Kimberly Swartz
Sound Engineer……………Chuck Edwards*
Properties……………Susanna Ellis*

 

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you, no experience necessary!

 

Directions to the Venue

From I-94 East or I-94 West
Take exit 142 south onto US127, then take exit 34. Turn left onto McDevitt, then left onto Hague Rd. at the light. Turn right onto Emmons Rd. then drive to the stop sign and turn left onto Browns Lake Rd. After 500 yards, turn left into Jackson College, and make an immediate left into the Potter Center’s large parking lot. The Baughman Theatre and Center Stage Jackson box office is located on the second floor of the Potter Center. You can take the grand staircase, or continue past the staircase to the elevator.

From the North
From US127, take the I-94 East exit. Then take exit 142 south onto US127, then take exit 34. Turn left onto McDevitt, then left onto Hague Rd. at the light. Turn right onto Emmons Rd. then drive to the stop sign and turn left onto Browns Lake Rd. After 500 yards, turn left into Jackson College, and make an immediate left into the Potter Center’s large parking lot. The Baughman Theatre and Center Stage Jackson box office is located on the second floor of the Potter Center. You can take the grand staircase, or continue past the staircase to the elevator.

From the South 
From US127, turn left onto Wetherby Rd. Turn right onto Hague. Turn left onto Kimmel Rd. Turn right onto Brown’s Lake Rd. The entrance to Jackson College will be on your right, then take an immediate left into the parking lot of The Potter Center. The Baughman Theatre and Center Stage Jackson box office is located on the second floor of the Potter Center. You can take the grand staircase, or continue past the staircase to the elevator.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.

 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Music & Lyrics by LISA LAMBERT and GREG MORRISON
Book by BOB MARTIN and DON MCKELLAR
Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com