The Performing Arts Department has announced the cast for its spring production of the musical comedy spoof “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which will be performed March 25 through April 3 in the Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre. Tickets go on sale at Jodi’s Hallmark & Trends, 11 Main St., Cortland, on March 1 and will be available at the door before each performance.
Douglas Robbins will play the Man in Chair who hosts and narrates the musical as it comes to life in his apartment. Katie Quigley portrays Janet Van de Graaff, the starlet who is leaving show business to wed matinee idol Robert Martin, played by Tim Fuchs. The title character, Janet’s tipsy chaperone, is played by Nicole Herlihy. Other characters include: the dashing ladies’ man, Aldolpho played by Rasheem Ford; the hassled Broadway producer, Feldzieg played by Joey Gugliemelli; the ditzy hostess, Mrs. Tottendale, portrayed by Sara Laursen; the two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs played by Richard Wehthen and Derek Mellor; the savvy butler, Underling, portrayed by Paul Warren Smith; the dim-witted actress, Kitty portrayed by Amy Lamberti; the best man, George played by Charles O’Connor; and the aviatrix, Trix played by Angelia Golden.
Completing the cast are Samantha Rey, Annali Fuchs, Carly Merrill, Grace McGeoch, Lauren Collins, Cat Pluta, Lisa Reid, Kelsey Reed, Alexa DeFina, Kerry Maloney, Jacqui Fisher, Keith Golden, Mike Meany and Rashad Williams.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” is directed and choreographed by Kevin Halpin, with musical direction by Corinne Aquilina, scenery by Howard Lindh, costumes by Mark Reynolds, sound and lights by Joel Pape, and technical direction by Preston Maryre.
Performances are Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27, and Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3.