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Campbellsville University Theater Department to present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Oct. 26-29

Campbellsville University’s Theater Department and Town Hall Productions will present “The Drowsy Chaperone” Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 26-29 at Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The play will be performed Thursday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

A synopsis of the play, according to Musical Theatre International, follows: “When a die hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce.

“With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ begins as the man in the chair looks on.
 “Hailed by New York Magazine as ‘The Perfect Broadway Musical,’ ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.”

Town Hall Productions/Andrew Ward is the producer of the play. Starr Garrett, director and associate professor of theater at Campbellsville University, is directing the play with Dr. Bethany Stiles, assistant professor of voice at Campbellsville University, as music director.

Nathan Allen, assistant professor of theater at Campbellsville University, is the choreographer, and Cheryl Brumley, theater arts instructor at Campbellsville University, is technical director. Virginia Case of Berea, Betta Kim of Elizabethtown, and Ngozi Gardiner of Springfield, Tenn., are stage managers. Haley Saylor of Monticello,, is costume manager. 

The cast members include:

James Mattingly of Danville as Man in Chair
Diandra Sallee of Nicholasville as Tottendale
Eric Zhao of China as Underling
Sarah Durham of Campbellsville as Drowsy
Hollie Nall of Elizabethtown as Janet

Daniel Bannister of Glasglow as Robert
Les Chadwick of Campbellsville as George
Joseph Mattingly of Bardstownas Feldzieg
Janae Boling of Crestwood as Kitty
Cody Campbell of LaGrange as Aldolpho

Deja Thompson of Adairville as Trix
CJ Calhoun of Frankfort, KY as superintendent; 

Jeremiah Jackson of Campbellsville as Gangster 1
Noah Hutchins of Springfield as Gangster 2
Khalil Baker of Hopkinsville

Jaleel Cowan of Campbellsville
Anjell Glenn of Monroe, N.C.
Ryoma Inoue of Japan
Divine Oludi of Nigeria
Natalie Shadrick of Paducah

General admission is for adults $10 with seniors (65 and up), children (12 and under) prices at $7. Employees of Campbellsville University can purchase tickets for $5. 

For more information, contact the theater department at (270) 789-5266 or theater@campbellsville.edu.

From Campbellsville University

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