There’s going to be a lot of singing, dancing and toe tapping at Verona High School this weekend when the Spotlight Players present The Drowsy Chaperone, a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The show debuted on Broadway in 2006, winning five Tony awards and seven Drama Desk Awards.
The Drowsy Chaperone has one of the largest student casts in recent years, with 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.
You can applaud for them all on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the VHS Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 7 p.m. at $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.