Verona High School’s Spotlight Players will be presenting The Drowsy Chaperone March 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the VHS Auditorium.
The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, musical theatre fan as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the fictional 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, and the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The show debuted on Broadway in 2006, winning five Tony awards and seven Drama Desk Awards.
The Spotlight Players’ production brings this fun-filled show to life. The production is directed and produced by Fran Young, musical direction by Marsha Schreier, choreography and set design by Melody Williams and technical direction by Tom Williams. The stage manager is Miranda Williams, and the lighting director is Ryan Vail.
The show will feature 37 student actors on the stage and nine musicians in the band. The cast includes Dan Messineo, Alana Murphy, Matt Masucci, Henry Noren, Owen Yarmo-Gray, Joe Anello , Katie Fernandez, Patrick Citrano, Carla Bello, Rayna Newkirk, Rachelle Smith, Nick Kast, Mia Corbett, Arianne Valderamma, Carina Mitchell, David Karpinski, Colin Vega, Maya Fortgang, Grace Gault, Ann Shea, Star Kent-Finnegan, Anthony Guiliani, Phillip Beben, Brendan De Leon, Gabriella Gabriel, Giulia Licitra, Molly Ligon, Amy Renzulli, Liz Barile, Maya Fortgang, Emma Kubacki, Kim Sacchi, Anna Serra, Jessica Spinelli, Ava Vasalani, Rachel Weir, and Lauren Zanders. Band members include Emily Sime, Kitty Pagano, Isabella Williams, Austin Yee, Mark Walsh, Nicolas Slawski, Dino Calandra, Brooke Harrington and Seamus Elliott.