Spring 2018 Play
Julius Caesar April 19th at 7:30 p.m., April 20th at 7:30 p.m., April 21st at 7:30 p.m., April 22nd at 2:30 p.m., April 26th at 7:30 p.m., April 27th at 7:30 p.m., April 28th at 7:30 p.m., April 29th at 2:30 p.m.
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Fall 2017 Musical
The New Albany High School Theatre Department is proud to present The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five Tony awards, as its fall musical. It is an hilarious and loving send-up of the vapid, inconsequential musicals of the Jazz Age. Brimming with verbal and visual gags, witty wordplay, and plenty of slapstick, this deliriously funny show will leave you rolling in the aisles with laughter.
In the beginning of The Drowsy Chaperone, we are introduced to a character known only as "the woman in the chair." She is an asocial lover of musical theatre who speaks to the audience about its ability to make her feel better when she is "blue." The woman decides to play for us a recording of one of her favorite musicals, the fictitious 1928 spectacle The Drowsy Chaperone.
Once the needle of the player touches the surface of the record, we are transported into this fun and frivolous world of late 1920s splendor. It is here that the famous star of the silver screen, Janet Van De Graaf, prepares to marry the love of her life, Robert Martin, at the estate of wealthy widow Mrs. Tottendale.
The musical-within-a-musical also includes a "B" plot involving famed Broadway producer Victor Feldzieg. He is hatching schemes to disrupt the impending nuptials and return Janet to the stage. This will save him from a "Toledo Surprise", a bit of nastiness promised to him by two gangsters if he does not deliver. These gangsters represent one of Feldzieg's financial backers and have infiltrated the wedding disguised as pastry chefs.
Add latin lothario Aldolpho, Robert's addled best man George, Mrs. Tottendale's droll butler Underling, and Janet's drowsy Chaperone into the mix, and you have a recipe for sheer hilarity.
The Drowsy Chaperone performs on Thursday, November 16th, Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, November 18th at 2:30 p.m. at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased by calling CAPA's box office at (614) 469-0939 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Please keep in mind that additional Ticketmaster fees apply when tickets are purchased through their website.
*The Drowsy Chaperone is PG rated for mild adult language and adult situations. It is suitable for all but the youngest of audience members.