The Drowsy Chaperone, a madcap, screwball musical within a comedy, will run November 3-11 at Skyline High School Theatre. This loving send-up of classically silly 1920’s musical is directed by Anne Marie Roberts, music director Brian Rose and choreographed by Xavier Bush.
This fictional musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” tells the tale of a Broadway starlet who must decide between her stage career and her true love. Mix-ups, mayhem and a wedding mark the hijinks of what follows. The show also features a roster of hilarious 1920’s musical character-types: the starlet’s debonair groom, a ditzy chorine, a Broadway impresario, a Latin lover, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a befuddled dowager, her English butler and a chaperone who isn’t so much drowsy as she is tipsy. (“Drowsy” was a euphemism for “tipsy” during Prohibition.)
Claire de Vries, a 16-year-old junior who plays Kitty the wannabe starlet, has been involved with Skyline Theatre since her freshman year, playing the lead Jennie Mae in The Diviners and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet last year.
“Anne Marie, Brian, and Xavier are so creative and have been amazing in helping us create a really fun and entertaining production with terrific song and dance numbers,” says Roberts. “The result is a show with lots of silliness but also a lovely story about the power of art to lift our spirits during difficult times – a perfect message for today.”
The play is the result of hundreds of hours of work by the student cast and crew.
“This play is a wonderful showcase for our tremendous talent at Skyline,” adds Roberts. “We encourage friends, families, and neighbors to support them by coming out to see the show. Ticket sales ensure we can provide our students with these great opportunities to showcase their incredible skills.”
Who: Skyline Theatre Arts Program
What: The Drowsy Chaperone
When: November 3,9,10 @ 7:30p.m.; November 4,11 @ 2:30 p.m.
Where: Skyline High School is located at 2552 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor.
Admission: $20 for VIP; $15 for General Admission; $10 for students, seniors and Ann Arbor Public
Schools staff with valid I.D.
VIP tickets include admission to an intermission event hosted with show-themed refreshments and
Box Office: Tickets are available online at https://skytheatre.booktix.com/ and will also be available
for purchase at the performances.