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  • 1Wagner College TheatrePresents

    February 26 March 9, 2014

  • 2Directors Note Welcome to Wagner College Theatres production of The Drowsy Chaperone! The show was born in 1997 when Don McKeller, Lisa Lambert, and Greg Morrison wrote a love letter to Golden Age musicals as a gift for real-life couple

    Bob Martin and Janet Van De Graaffs wedding rehearsal dinner. When the The

    Drowsy Chaperone reshaped for the Toronto Fringe Festival, Bob Martin joined the

    team and created the character of the Man in Chair to add the depth of a narrator

    character and to give the show its renowned, juxtaposed style.

    Part Mystery Science Theatre 3000, part Golden Age musical, part modern comedy,

    and part fan fiction, The Drowsy Chaperone opened on Broadway in May of 2006.

    It brought home six Tony Awards, including Best Book, Best Score, and Best

    Featured Actress in a Musical (for Beth Leavel, as the title character).

    The Drowsy Chaperone has had major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New

    York, London, and Japan, as well as two North American tours. Bob Martin

    opened as the Man in Chair for almost every production. Notable actors such as

    Bob Saget, John Glover, Clay Aiken and Geoffrey Rush have also played the Man

    in Chair in major productions. The upcoming movie of The Drowsy Chaperone is

    set to start filming in 2014, starring Geoffrey Rush as the Man in Chair.

    The Drowsy Chaperone is a fresh spin on the idea of staying true to oneself. We can

    each see a glimpse of ourselves within the show. It is a charming story of what

    makes you you? and the rewards of finding out the answer to that question.

    Ryan Gibbs Rachel Kaufman Director Assistant Director

  • 3 SCENIC DESIGN LIGHTING DESIGN COSTUME DESIGN

    Richard A. Kendrick Vicki Neal AND Emma Streett Kurt Alger

    SOUND DESIGN HAIR AND WIG DESIGN STAGE MANAGER

    Richard A. Kroth Emilia Martin AND Amanda Gomes Macey Best

    MUSIC DIRECTION BY CHOREOGRAPHY BY

    James Higgins Brian Padgett

    DIRECTED BY

    Ryan Gibbs

    Wagner College TheatrePresents

    MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BOOK BY Lisa Lambert AND Greg Morrison Bob Martin AND Don McKellar

    ORCHESTRATIONS BY Larry BlankDANCE MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS BY Glen Kelly

    ORIGINALLY PRODUCED ON BROADWAY BYKevin McCollum Roy Miller Bob Boyett

    Stephanie McClelland Barbara Freitag Jill Furman

    Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

    421 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 Web: www.MTIShows.com

  • 4In Order of Appearance

    Man in Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TJ LAMANDOMrs. Tottendale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GRACE WOODWARDUnderling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICK MESTAKIDESRobert Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOMMY JOSCELYNGeorge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAN KRISSFeldzieg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JORDAN BUNSHAFTKitty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECKY GRACE KALMANGangster #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHN ALATIGangster #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JONATHAN QUIGLEYAldolpho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KELAND SARNOJanet Van De Graaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELIZABETH MILLERThe Drowsy Chaperone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BRONWYN WHITTLETrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIELLE JAMESSuper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEVEN COPPEnsemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KATHARINE BRAGG, STEVEN COPP, KELLY HUBBELL,

    ROBERT J. KEIR, JESSE PIMPINELLA, SARAH SHOSHANA ROSEN

    Cast of Characters

    Overture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orchestra

    Fancy Dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company

    Cold Feets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Martin, George

    Show Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Janet Van De Graaff, Company

    As We Stumble Along . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Drowsy Chaperone

    I Am Aldolpho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aldolpho, The Drowsy Chaperone

    Accident Waiting to Happen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Martin, Janet Van De Graaff

    Toledo Surprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company

    Message From a Nightingale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kitty, Gangsters, Aldolpho,

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    Brides Lament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Janet Van De Graaff, Company

    Love Is Always Lovely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Tottendale, Underling

    I Do, I Do in the Sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trix, Company

    As We Stumble Along (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company

    THE DROWSY CHAPERONE WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT AN INTERMISSION.

    Musical Numbers

  • 5Conductor, Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JAMES HIGGINS

    Reeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS REZA, DEVIN DI MAURO

    Trumpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TIM WENDT

    Trombone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BENJAMIN HERRINGTON

    Keyboard II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIEL LEPEK

    Drums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JONATHAN EVANS GLEICH

    Orchestra

    STEVEN COPP (Superintendent/Ensemble) is a Senior Theatre Performance Major and is appearing in his final Wagner College production! Past shows at Wagner: Romeo and Juliet, The Normal Heart (Bruce Niles), The Dance Project 2012, and Lysistrata. Other recent productions include A Midsummer Nights Dream with Tudor Theatrical Productions of Philadelphia, Cabaret at The Eagle Theatre of Hammonton, NJ, and the world premier opera Slaying the Dragon with the Center City Opera Theater of Philadelphia.

    KELLY HUBBELL (Ensemble) is a Senior Theatre Performance Major who cannot think of a better show with which to leave the Main Stage. Some of her favorite Wagner roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and Trisha in Dog Sees God. You can see her next in Wagner Colleges upcoming Dance Project.

    DANIELLE JAMES (Trix) is a Junior Theatre Performance Major and is honored to be a part of such an incredible production! Past Wagner credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Putting It Together, and Goddess Wheel (Kalonike).

    JOHN ALATI (Gangster #1) This is Johns fifth show at Wagner. His past Wagner productions include Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, Legally Blonde, and Jesus Christ Superstar. John is a Senior Theatre Performance Major finishing up his Bachelors degree in Theatre and Speech. This one and all the rest are for you, Justin.

    KATHARINE BRAGG (Ensemble) is a Junior Theatre Performance Major hailing from Virginia. You may have last seen her as General Cartwright in WCTs Guys and Dolls. Katharines other favorite roles include Joanne in Company and Barfe in The 25th... Spelling Bee.

    JORDAN BUNSHAFT (Mr. Feldzieg), a Senior Theatre Studies Major, is elated to be a part of this fabulous production. He appeared last spring as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in WCTs Guys and Dolls. Other favorite stage credits include: Edna in Hairspray, Barfe in ...Spelling Bee, Tateh in Ragtime, Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly! and Amos in Chicago. Jordan was a nominee in the 2010 Jimmy Awards and performed on the stage of the Marquis Theatre.

    Whos Who in the Cast?

  • 6(Aaron Schultz), Avenue Q (Rod), and Into the Woods (The Baker). You can also see him later this semester in the Dance Ensemble of Carousel! He is a Senior Theatre Performance Major. KJS
  • 7concert version of Into the Woods. For KJS.

    KELAND SARNO (Aldolpho) This Senior Theatre Performance Major from Las Vegas, NV is happy to be included in The Drowsy Chaperone. His favorite credits include Romeo and Juliet (Mercucio), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Francis Flute), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), My Fair Lady, Goddess Wheel, and Legally Blonde: The Musical (Kyle/Dewey/Chad).

    BRONWYN WHITTLE (The Drowsy Chaperone) is a Senior Theatre Performance Major with a Minor in Marketing. She is from Dublin, Ireland. Previous Main Stage productions at Wagner include My Fair Lady, Goddess Wheel, Putting It Together, and Little Shop of Horrors. Stage One pro