Drama department prepares for ‘Chaperone’

The AAHS drama department is presenting a musical called The Drowsy Chaperone. It will be Apr. 7, 8 and 9.

“Basically, this show pokes fun at old-fashioned Broadway musicals that were popular 50 and 60 years ago. The narrator, a huge musical fan, puts on his favorite record, the soundtrack of The Drowsy Chaperone, and guides us through all its fun, jazzy, upbeat dance numbers while making hilarious comments and asides about the plot and people playing the various roles. It definitely has something for everyone, from the person who actually loves old-fashioned shows and jazz music, to the person that always thinks musicals are cheesy and just wants to make fun of them. It has a heart-warming end, leaving the audience with perhaps a newfound appreciation for the genre,” adviser Ben Cossitor said.

This show involves many roles on and off the stage. Roles include the pit orchestra, the actors and the ensemble. The show requires a lot of communication among the cast.

“I think that the communication of the cast has improved a lot throughout the practices,” junior Matt Furrer said.

“The cast gets along very well. We actually sometimes like each other too much and get distracted from the scene,” senior Kenna Dugan said.

“I would say that the cast does a pretty good job communicating. There is always a learning curve because people are new or have never met. At this point though, we’ve all gotten to know one another and it’s been great,” junior Zoë Wilson said.

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