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.

 

 

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

If you are new to the venue, please be aware that the Potter Center’s GPS location will not bring you to the Potter Center Parking Lot entrance. For maps and instructions, please visit CenterStageJackson.org/PotterCenter.

 

Traffic Alerts

  • If you are attending a performance June 8, 9, or 10, please be aware that this weekend NASCAR Races are in Brooklyn and will heavily affect traffic on the highways surrounding Jackson.
  • If you are attending a performance on June 8 or 9, please be aware that there will be another large event happening in the other theater of the Potter Center at the same time as The Drowsy Chaperone. We recommend arriving early to navigate the parking lot and lobby as they may be more crowded than usual!

 

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