CHHS cast performs dark comedyPosted November 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Filed Under: Front Page, Schools, Village Mill
By Heather Jaszewski
In just a few days, the Clover Hill High School Theater Department will host its rendition of the Broadway production, “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
With over 40 cast members, and 20 students working behind the scenes, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is expected to be an exciting and artful production, brought together by upbeat music, lights and passionate performers.
When audiences take their seats, they will be preparing themselves for a darker comedy with mature humor — different from last year’s school production of the classic story “Alice in Wonderland.”
Although not the most commonly known play in high schools, “The Drowsy Chaperone” has played as a major production in some of the biggest cities in the U.S., where audiences loved the satire of the performance.
The play starts out by introducing The Man in The Chair, who is a huge fan of Broadway musicals. He decides to listen to his favorite Broadway recording from the 1920s, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Once the tune begins playing in his grimy apartment, the set transforms into the musical. From then on, the play becomes a parody of the fictional play—or a show-within-a-show performance.
The show includes an array of different personalities, including people with mistaken identities, gangsters and an English butler. Theatergoers will have the full experience of all the strong characters.
Opening night is Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m. The show will run through November 17, and tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $7 each.