The hilarious musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” hit the stage at Kennedy High School last weekend. The production was directed by Daniel Sheffield, with musical direction by Christopher Rosselli, choreography by Lois Schiavetta and pit band direction by Wally Avellaneda.
Evan Gordon played the Man-in-Chair
The musical featured talented student performers, including Steven Alexander, Emily Alstadter, Mara Friedman, Evan Gordon, Becca Jellinek, Jake Sachs, Teri Vieira, Matt Zeltmann and several more. The crew was led by seniors Liana Kramer and Sean O’Donnell, with Jeremy Blitzer acting as stage manager and Jesse Cardone as the student head of lights and sound.
Mara Friedman took on the role of Janet Van De Graaff, with Steven Alexander playing Robert Martin
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” which has won multiple Tony Awards, pays homage to the great jazz age of the 1920s, with a fan of musical theater fan as the narrator. When he plays his favorite albums in his living room, the music comes to life and he is transported to a play-within-a-play, featuring gags and gimmicks from golden age musicals.
Steven Alexander as Robert Martin, and Jake Sachs as George performed in “The Drowsy Chaperone”