The Drowsy Chaperone

The last cultural event that I decided to attend was the Drowsy Chaperone.  It is the last play of the year the theater department is putting on here at Cardinal Stritch University.  I went to the performance on Friday April twenty-ninth, twenty eleven.  I ushered for the show, like I usually do for all the plays.  So that is why I don’t have a ticket.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical.  It has a lot of singing and dancing.  From what everyone was telling I knew the play was going to be good.  The actors said it was really funny, and enjoyable.  I like musicals, and so I was excited to see the play.

Once the play started, it grabbed my attention.  It started with Trevor on stage as the narrator.  He was onstage the entire time, telling the audience what was going on and a bunch of background information.  He did a great job memorizing all of those lines, and making it look effortless.

The atmosphere was also very good.  Everyone was laughing and getting into the play.  My favorite part came near the end.  Trevor is listening to this play using records.  At one point the power goes out, and once it comes back on, he asks the audience if he should start the play over again.  During the show I sat with Melissa Webb, and at that point she yelled out “NO”.  I don’t know if Trevor was expecting such a strong no.  It was pretty funny.

So the whole play was great.  The entire cast did a great job with their dancing and singing.  They always do a great job.  The play seemed to flow at a good pace.  All the scenes worked well together.  It was glad I was able to see the play.  I wanted to go and support the graduating seniors.  I think they did a great job with not only the acting, but with the set design.  For their last performance, it was great!

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