Jan 31, 2011

'Drowsy Chaperone'

Central Lakes College Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone,” an award-winning musical, in John Chalberg Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-26 and March 2, 3, and 5 and 2 p.m. March 6. It has been called the funniest musical of the 21st century. Playing the Broadway star Janet Van DeGraaff is Jessica Huppler, Onamia. Nicholas Brutscher, Brainerd, is her good-looking but not so smart fiancé, Robert Martin. Jeffrey Wuollet, Staples, portrays the best man and also the wedding planner George, who remembers all the wedding details except the preacher. Janet’s frustrated producer and his no-talent girlfriend are played by Marc Oliphant, Brainerd, and DeGeest. David Wilson, Brainerd, is the comic Latin-lover, and Kriss Ross, Brainerd, is the tipsy Drowsy Chaperone. Thomas Vasecka, Brainerd, is Man in Chair. Stephanie White, Brainerd, drops in from the sky as Trix the aviatrix. Justin Jordan and Ralph Knowlton, both of Brainerd, are gangsters posing as pastry chefs. Hostess for the wedding is the rich and forgetful dowager, Mrs.Tottendale, played by Barb McColgan, Brainerd. Her ever-faithful but put-upon butler, Underling, is portrayed by Kevin Yeager, Baxter. The three tap dancing Mary sisters are played by Lizzy Buscher and Kim Huether, both of Brainerd, and Dacia Schulz, Pine River. For tickets call the theatre box office at 218-855-8199 or order on line at www.clctickets.com