Main Stage

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed by Robb Paterson
Choreography by Stephanie Graham

May 22, 2013 – Jun 9, 2013
Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

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Running on the Globe Theatre Main Stage this spring, The Drowsy Chaperone is an irreverent, made-in-Canada musical that manages to be both an affectionate tribute and a merciless send-up of the rip-roaring Jazz Age.

The Drowsy Caperone is a musical comedy that will transport you into the colourful world of the roaring twenties complete with goofy gangsters, slow-witted starlets, aviators, Latino heartthrobs and flappers. This Tony Award-winning musical that was a huge hit on Broadway will have you tapping your toes and rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCullum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyette, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.

“It’s a rare evening when a musical makes me laugh out loud and often, but it happened last night."
     -The London Evening-Standard.

“Well, this unexpected new musical is more than good. It’s a smashing, witty, and brilliantly staged show, and I enjoyed every mad minute of it. Put it this way: If you don’t end up loving The Drowsy Chaperone, there’s no hope for the world.”
     -The New York Observer.

*WARNING: This production contains the effects of water-based haze. Please contact the Box Office if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Jenni Burke  Trix
Greg Campbell  Man in Chair
Diana Coatsworth  Kitty
Lindsay Croxall  Janet
Michelle Fisk Mrs. Tottendale
Murray Furrow  Feldzeig
Tim Gledhill  Robert
Stirling Karlsen George
Jennifer Lyon  The Drowsy Chaperone
Duff Macdonald  Gangster #1
Scott Perrie Gangster #2
Kevin Rothery  Underling
Vince Staltari Aldolpho
   
Robb Paterson Director
Stephanie Graham Choreographer
Hart Godden Musical Director
Brian Perchaluk Set Designer
Bonnie Deakin Costume Designer
Scott Henderson Lighting Designer
Kathryn Ball Stage Manager
Esther Howie Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica McLeod Apprentice Stage Manager
   
Karen Finnsson Saxophone
Chris Jacklin Saxophone
Miles Newman Trumpet
Keiran Semple Percussion
   

Jenni Burke | Trix
Globe Theatre: Shout Sister.
Other Theatre: Chicago (Mayfield Theatre); Tout Comme Elle (World Stage Festival); Little Shop of Horrors (Canadian Stage Company); Into The Heart Of The Sangoma (Arts Club Theatre); The Vagina Monologues (Stage West); Bat Boy (Bathurst Street Theatre); Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Chemainus Theatre); The Miracle Worker (Theatre Aquarius); Ain’t Misbehavin (Persephone Theatre and Theatre Aquarius). Film and Television: Rookie Blue; Warehouse 13; If I Were You; Da Kink In My Hair; Blues Brothers 2000; Half Baked; Under Cover Brother; The Music Man; This is Wonderland. Other: Jenni is so happy to return to the Globe after last year’s wonderful experience in the world premiere of Shout Sister!

Greg Campbell | Man in Chair
Globe Theatre:The Secret Garden
Other Theatre: The War of 1812 (Stratford Festival/VideoCabaret); Life and Times of Mackenzie King (Dora Nomination), The Great War, Laurier, Saskatchewan Rebellion, CP Scandal, City For Sale, Confederation (Dora Nomination), Mackenzie/Papineau Rebellion (VideoCabaret); Twelfth Night (Direct Flight/Gromkat); Mesa,1949 (Theatre NorthWest); Educating Rita, Oleanna (Theatre and Company); Amadeus (Theatre Aquarius); Mystery of Irma Vep (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Hello Again (Tarragon Theatre); Suzie Goo: Private Secretary, Tales of the Parkside (Buddies In Bad Times); Narnia (Theatre New Brunswick). Film and Television: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC); Against the Wild (Forward Thinking); The Kennedys (History); The Call (Lifetime); Covert Affairs (USA Network); Bottom Feeder (Peace Arch); Breach (Universal). Other: Greg dedicates this show to his late Mum, Sylvia, for leading him into the world of musical theatre!

Diana Coatsworth | Kitty
Globe Theatre:
Just So.
Other Theatre: The Overcoat (CanStage/World Tour); Second City Touring Co., The 39 Steps (Arts Club); Sylvia, Side by Side by Sondheim (McManus Theatre); Miracle on 34th St, The Musical (Grand Theatre); Annie (Empire); The Drowsy Chaperone (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre & Theatre Calgary); Rocky Horror (Stage West); Joseph (Western Canada Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius), Ned Durango (Lighthouse Theatre, Thousand Island Playhouse, Theatre Orangeville); Peter Pan (Elgin Theatre), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (3 productions); A Chorus Line (Artpark, NY); Six seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival including choreographer Wanderlust, acting in Elektra, Cabaret and The Threepenny Opera. Upcoming: Choreographer for Vancouver’s Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance Program. Film and Television: Hairspray: The Movie; The Score (CBC/Electric Company Theatre). Awards and Nominations: Diana was the recipient of the 2011 Arts and Culture Wall of Fame in her hometown of Niagara Falls. Other: dianacoatsworth.myarbonne.ca

Lindsay Croxall | Janet, Dance Captain
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: We Will Rock You! (Mirvish) where she had the thrill of a lifetime performing live on stage with Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen; Cabaret, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Kiss Me Kate, Evita (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Cats (Theatre Calgary). Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, Snow White (Ross Petty Productions). Other: Love and thanks to Di, Mum, Dad and Hazel.

Michelle Fisk | Mrs. Tottendale
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Nicholas Nickleby, The Importance Of Being Earnest (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Merchant Of Venice, Alice Through The Looking Glass (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); How I Learned To Drive (Centaur Theatre);  Picasso At The Lapin Agile (Canadian Stage); The Women (Shaw Festival); The Taming of the Shrew (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and National Arts Centre). Other: Michelle has been a member of Canada’s theatrical community for over 25 years. She has worked on stages across the country from studios to regional main stages to the major festivals, including Shaw, Charlottetown, 10 seasons at Blyth and 10 at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, she appeared in The Sound of Music at Persephone Theatre and she is so happy to be back in Saskatchewan – twice within six months!

Murray Furrow | Feldzeig
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Oakville); Rope’s End (premier at Thousand Islands Playhouse and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Lion King (Toronto). Other: Murray lives in a century old home in Toronto with his wife (and fellow actor) Vickie Papavs and their son Owen.

Tim Gledhill | Robert
Globe Theatre:
Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: The Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas, Grumpy Old Men, My Fair Lady (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Hairspray, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Forever Plaid (Rainbow Stage); Les Miserables, The Producers, High Society, White Christmas (Arts Club Theatre); Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, Little Women (Dry Cold Productions); Evita, Strike! (Persephone Theatre). Other: Love and thanks to his family and friends for their never ending support.

Stirling Karlsen | George
Globe Theatre:
Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Evita, Cabaret (Theatre Calgary); Guys and Dolls (Theatre Calgary, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre); Singin’ In The Rain, West Side Story (The Arts Club Theatre); Seussical (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Producers, A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music (Stage West); Anne of Green Gables, Emily (Charlottetown Festival). Film and Television: Wild Roses (CBC Series); Everest, Hell on Heels, Lies My Mother Told Me (CBC MOW); Radiant City, Badland (Features).

Jennifer Lyon | The Drowsy Chaperone
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: The Penelopiad, Next to Normal, White Christmas, My Fair Lady (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (Talk is Free Theatre); Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary and Citadel Theatre); The Road to Hell, Communicating Doors (Persephone Theatre); Godspell, Jacques Brel (Prairie Theatre Exchange); The Father (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Skylight (Theatre New Brunswick); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Belfry Theatre); Camelot, Man of La Mancha (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); The Who’s Tommy (Mirvish Entertainment).

Duff Macdonald | Gangster #1, Superintendent
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: The Wakowski Brothers: A Canadian Vaudeville (Toronto Fringe 2012 and Pick of the Fringe); Aladdin (Moose Jaw Cultural Centre); Rum Runners (Lighthouse Festival); Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady (Drayton Entertainment); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (US National Tour); Legends (The Grand Theatre and Drayton Entertainment); Twist and Shout (The Grand Theatre and Drayton Entertainment); Batboy (Bathurst Street Theatre); Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (Theatre on the Grand); Les Miserables (Original 1989 Cast Member). Upcoming: Tru Love (Feature Film). Other: Duff is originally from Watson, Saskatchewan. In 2011, he released his first solo album Roots - now on iTunes. Visit www.duffmacdonald.com.

Scott Perrie | Gangster #2
Globe Theatre: Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story.
Other Theatre: Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Bat Boy: The Musical (Patrick Street Productions); Les Cage Aux Folles (Vancouver Playhouse); A Little Night Music (Vancouver Playhouse); Les Miserables (The Arts Club); The Fantasticks (Quintessence Theatre); The Who’s: Tommy (Little Lamb); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond (Livent). Film and Television: Endgame, Psych. Other: Scott is a singer/songwriter and is releasing his debut CD Everything Gives this summer. It was recorded live, all in one day, and you can find out more at www.scottperrie.com.

Kevin Rothery | Underling
Globe Theatre: Cruel Tears, Amadeus, A Man For All Seasons, The Wizard Of Oz.
Other Theatre: Game Show (Stage West Calgary); Double Indemnity (Vertigo Theatre); Joyful Noise (Theatre North West); Fool For Love (Sage Theatre and Shadow Theatre); Wizard Of Oz (Alberta Theatre Projects); Girl In The Goldfish Bowl (Sage Theatre). Upcoming: In The Heat Of The Night (Vertigo Theatre); The Surrogate (Lunchbox Theatre). Awards and Nominations: Betty Mitchell Award Nomination: The Woman In Black (Vertigo Theatre, The Gateway Theatre); Girl In The Goldfish Bowl (Sage Theatre). Betty Mitchell Nomination and Winner of the Calgary Critics Award for Featured Actor in a Play or Musical. Film and Television: Hell On Wheels (AMC); I Dream Of Murder (Nomadic Pictures); Snow Globe (ABC Family).

Vince Staltari | Aldolpho
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Forever Plaid (National Tour); Into The Woods (Dacapo Productions); Cats (Huron Country Playhouse); Evita (Stratford Shakespeare Festival). Other: Vince is happy to be making his Globe Theatre debut as Aldolpho and to be a part of a fantastic cast and production team.

   

Robb Paterson | Director
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Miracle on South Division Street, The Fighting Days, Next to Normal, The Shunning, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, Guys and Dolls, Our Town, Pride and Prejudice, Trying, Steel Magnolias, My Fair Lady, Bleeding Hearts, Rope’s End, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Little Shop of Horrors, The Pajama Game, An Inspector Calls (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Crazy For You, 42nd Street, Big -The Musical, Footloose, The King and I, Beauty and the Beast (Rainbow Stage); Rick: The Rick Hansen Story, Seussical, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Pippi Longstocking, Land of Trash, Showdown, Chasing the Money, Square Eyes (Manitoba Theatre for Young People). Other: Robb’s work has taken him to Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Atlantic Canada and British Columbia. Robb has acted in or directed over 170 productions in the past thirty years across Canada.

Stephanie Graham | Choreographer
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Colours In The Storm, She Loves Me (Theatre Sheridan); Pop Goes The Sixties, They’re Playing Our Song, Back in ’59 (Showboat Festival Theatre); Next to Normal (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Sound of Music (Cornerstone University); The Last Resort (Charlottetown Festival); Impulse — An Evening of Original Choreography (Stratford Shakespeare Festival) Stephanie spent three seasons as the Director/Choreographer of the Confederation Centre of the Arts Young Company. Upcoming: Assistant Director:  Yorkville — The Musical (Blyth Festival) Film & Television: So You Think You Can Dance Canada and Mulroney: The Opera. Other: www.stephaniegraham.ca.

Hart Godden | Musical Director
Globe Theatre:
Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Education: Hart holds the degrees of  ARCT, LTCL, and B.Mus. in piano, an ARCCO in organ, and a B.Ed. He also holds a M. Mus. in conducting. Other: Hart is the Artistic Director of the Regina Philharmonic Chorus, and the Founder and Artistic Director of the Halcyon Chamber Choir.  He is the Director of Music and organist of Knox-Metropolitan United Church, the Artistic Director of the Amici Singers, and the Chorus Master and organist of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Hart is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production at the Globe Theatre.

Brian Perchaluk | Set Designer
Globe Theatre:
Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Some of his favorite credits include: Les Miserables (Neptune Theatre); M. Butterfly (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, National Arts Centre); Time and the Conways (Shaw Festival); Lawrence and Holloman (Prairie Theatre Exchange and Persephone Theatre); Semele (Pacific Opera Victoria); Hay Fever (Theatre Calgary). Upcoming: Set and Costume Designer: Harvey, A Christmas Story (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). Awards and Nominations: Gemini Award for Outstanding Production Design, Jessie Richardson and Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Set Design. Other: Brian has designed sets and costumes for theatre, dance, and opera across the country.

Bonnie Deakin | Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Costume Design: The Winslow Boy, Money and Friends, Memories of You (Neptune Theatre); Costume and Set Designer: Educating Rita (Doug Beattie Productions); Costume Designer: Menopositive, Mother Goose (Theatre Athena); Costume Designer: A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum, Hello Dolly, The Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma, Le Miserables (The Grand Theatre); Set and Costume Designer: My Way (The Grand Theatre); The Cherry Orchard, The Clouds (The Guild Festival Theatre); Costume Designer: Nona (Urban Stages, The Museum of Women in the Arts); Costume Designer: Jazzabel (Urban Stages, A Festival of One Woman Shows). Upcoming: The Misanthrope (The Guild Festival Theatre). Film and Television: Production Designer: Small Avalanches; Assistant Designer: Elizabeth Rex (Rhombus Films). Awards and Nominations: Bonnie is the recipient of three Tyrone Guthrie awards including the Ann Selby Award for Artists. Other: Bonnie was juried for a residency at the The Sir Tyrone Guthrie Estate in Ireland to write her Ontario Arts Council Funded play, The Orange Tree. Bonnie is a member of ADC.

Scott Henderson | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest.
Other Theatre: Red (Belfry and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Dishwashers (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Aida (Manitoba Opera). Upcoming: Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage). Other: Scott is an instructor at the University of Winnipeg. He is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. Based in Winnipeg, he has designed for companies across Canada, including the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. Scott would like to thank Karen, Sean and Alex for their love and support.

Kathryn Ball | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre:
Debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other Theatre: Ed’s Garage, The Melville Boys, The Shunning, Steel Magnolias (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Aida, Rigoletto, Daughter of the Regiment,The Magic Flute (Manitoba Opera); The Brink (Prairie Theatre Exchange); The Nutcracker (Royal Winnipeg Ballet); Bloodless (White Rabbit Productions). Other: Kathryn is a proud graduate of the Theatre Production program at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

Esther Howie | Assistant Stage Manager
Globe Theatre:
The Wizard of Oz, Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story, Robin Hood, Copenhagen, Having Hope at Home, Metamorphoses, The Alice Nocturne, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Mom’s the Word.
Other Theatre: Stage Manager: God of Carnage, Jacques Brel (Golden Apple Theatre); That Summer (Theatre North West); Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story (Persephone Theatre); Johnny Belinda, An Inspector Calls, Ton’s of Money, A Doll’s House (Montgomery Theatre and Theatre New Brunswick); Assistant Stage Manager: A Skull in Connemara, Berlin Blues (Persephone Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar (Citadel Theatre); Seussical:The Musical (Silvermist Productions); The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Anne & Gilbert (Victoria Playhouse, PEI). Other: This is Esther’s 25th show with Globe Theatre. Esther is a graduate from the University of Regina Stage Management program.

Jessica McLeod | Apprentice Stage Manager
Globe Theatre Credits: Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Other Theatre: Apprentice Stage Manager: Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story, Chickens, Harvest (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Vanessa, Cenerentola (Pacific Opera Victoria); Assistant Stage Manager: A Streetcar Named Desire (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Stage Manager: Z-Day: The Anthem for the Post Zombie Apocalypse (Victoria Pick of the Fringe 2010); Wreckage, The Unusual Case of Senor Morton (Phoenix Theatre at the University of Victoria). Upcoming: Munsch To Say (Chemainus Theatre Festival). Other: Jessica lives on Vancouver Island. She spends her downtime farming organic vegetables and dressing up, even if there’s nowhere to go.

 

The Drowsy Chaperone Review - By Nick Miliokas

Stong end to globe's main stage season - By Joe Couture (Leader-Post)

 The Drowsy Chaperone - By Alex MacPherson (Verb Magazine)

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