ROSNY College is bringing a musical-within-a-musical to life to provide a parody of the over-the-top, predictable, melodramatic Broadway productions of the 1920s.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ invites the audience into the living room of an eccentric, musical theatre-fan who brings his favourite musical to life while playing the cast recording on his record player.
With two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, it will be an evening of fun.
Students are learning how the musical theatre industry works from the ground up.
Some of Hobart’s theatrical elite have been sharing their skills to help the students create the performance.
They include director Darren Sangwell, musical director Andrew Castles, vocal director Janelle Stowe, Errol award-winning choreographer Kristy Baker and Errol-nominated costume designer and coordinator Nicole Ottrey.
“This is a student driven production created by an immensely talented cast and crew who have worked very hard over the last term to put this show together,” Mr Sangwell said.
“As a student production they are learning all areas of the process, from performing, backstage, lighting and sound, to costume design, hair, make up and running front of house.
“It’s a valuable opportunity for our students and a stepping stone for many of them who will go on to further work and study in this incredible industry at local, national and international levels.”
Held at Rosny College’s Dwight Brown auditorium, the performance will run from 17 to 26 May beginning at 7:30pm.
To purchase tickets, phone 6234 5998 or visit www.centertainment.com.au.
Caption: Cast from Rosny College’s ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ getting in character for their performance.