Bloomfield, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society presents its winter musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, produced and directed by Brandon E. Doemling. Drowsy was written by Bob Martin and Don McKeller, with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Four shows are scheduled February 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm, and March 1 at 2 pm in the Bloomfield High School auditorium.
The Drowsy Chaperone is a new old fashioned musical with a twist. Billed as a “musical within a comedy,” Chaperone brings the musical world of the 1920s to life through the perspective of a reclusive individual who extols the beauty within our imperfections. In the time following WW1, flappers and prohibition coexisted in a society struggling to define itself. We find ourselves in a similar struggle today. “As we stumble along” into a new decade, The Drowsy Chaperone helps us recognize ourselves in another time. As our narrator reminds us, “I know it’s not a perfect show…but it does what a musical is supposed to do. The show gives you a little tune to carry with you in your head, you know? A little something to help you escape from the dreary horrors of the real world. A little something for when you’re feeling blue… isn’t that wonderful!”
A cast of 34 students will perform, with a primarily student orchestra and 15 dedicated crew members. Creative and production team headed by Ralph Turano; Set Design; Vicki Myers, Lighting Design; Nick Von Hagel, Sound Design; Katherine Martinez, Costume Design; Bert Petrick; Props.