Scrofano, Kelly, Balgord, Hanes, Harms to Conjure Drowsy Chaperone in Chicago

News   Scrofano, Kelly, Balgord, Hanes, Harms to Conjure Drowsy Chaperone in Chicago
Director-choreographer Marc Robin's cast for the resident Chicago premiere of The Drowsy Chaperone will include Linda Balgord in the title role, Tari Kelly as Janet, Tyler Hanes as Robert and Paula Scrofano as Mrs. Tottendale.
Linda Balgord
Linda Balgord

The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL, will present the musical comedy spoof April 28-June 27. Opening is May 5. The show-within-a-show (with Tony Award-winning book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and a Tony-winning score by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison) concerns a show-tune addict (named Man in Chair, played by James Harms) who shares with the audience his favorite cast album — 1928's fictional The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record, the vintage musical comes to life around him.

The Marriott Company also includes Adrian Aguilar as Gangster #1, Alex Aguilar as Gangster #2, Melody Betts as Trix, David Lively as Feltzieg, Andy Lupp as George, Adam Pelty as Aldolpho, John Reeger as Underling, Laura Taylor as Kitty, plus Cheryl Avery, Matthew Crowle, Erik Floor and Katie Spelman.

The production team includes musical director Doug Peck, properties designer Jesse Gaffney, sound designer Robert E. Gilmartin, costume designer Nancy Missimi, set designer Thomas M. Ryan and lighting designer Diane Williams. Patti Garwood conducts the Marriott Theatre orchestra.

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