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Alverno Presents The Drowsy Chaperone
Alverno Heights Academy is proud to present The Drowsy Chaperone on Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Sierra Madre Elementary School Auditorium.
The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of the American musical comedies of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as she plays the record of her favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone. The show comes to life onstage as she wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.
A montage of songs from The Drowsy Chaperone was performed by the Alverno cast at the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival in March 2018, where Alverno’s production was ranked #18 out of 56 productions in the musical theatre competition.
The main cast of The Drowsy Chaperone includes junior Julia Vallen as Woman in Chair, senior Leila Moreno as Mrs. Tottendale, junior Xander Penzato (St. Francis High School) as Underling, senior Riley Luna (St. Francis High School) as Robert Martin, senior Carson Christ (St. Francis High School) as George, freshman Chris Johnson (St. Francis High School) as Feldzig, sophomore McKenna Lindheimer as Kitty, sophomore Madison Ramirez as Gangster 1, senior Skylar Robinson as Gangster 2, junior Ethan Qua (St. Francis High School) as Adolpho, senior Sierra Curren as Janet Van De Graf, senior Sarah Lopez as the Drowsy Chaperone, freshman Afton Okwu as Trix, and freshman Anisa Lopez as the Superintendent.
Members of the ensemble and dance casts include: freshmen Alexis Alvarado, Claire Cook, Vivian Gonzalez, and Allie Salinas; sophomores Vianni Barzallo, Josie Beltran, Maddie Petersen, and Denisse Recinos; juniors Klarissa Barriga, Elisia Bendy, Kathleen Cramer, Caroline Dragos, Maritza DiRito, Amanda Hill, Precious Perlas, and Beatriz Rivas; seniors Vanessa Prata, Matilda Prole, Anica Quizon, and Valerie Sanchez.
Alverno’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone is being directed by Ms. Cynthia Cales P’12, Drama Director, with musical direction by Ms. Mary Ekler.
Presale tickets to The Drowsy Chaperone may be purchased from the Alverno office for $15 or on BrownPaperTickets.com. Tickets will also be available at the door on the nights of the productions for $20.
Alverno Heights Academy is located at 200 North Michillinda Avenue in Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Elementary School Auditorium is located at 141 West Highland Avenue in Sierra Madre.