The Drowsy Chaperone Speech

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The musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone”, was unfortunately unfamiliar to me until I watched it at Charlotte Country Day School. The only previous knowledge I had of this show was the short description I read online. However, I feel that the element of surprise made this musical even better. “The Drowsy Chaperone” was absolutely lovely from start to finish and I am especially pleased that Country Day’s production was the first rendition I saw. There are so many aspects of this show that I love. As the lights die down, the show immediately grasps the audience in with its surprisingly witty and relatable dialogue from one of the shows main characters, Man in the Chair, played by the fantastic John Ryan Hecimovich. A monologue ensues including one line that pretty much describes my experience watching the performance. “That’s just what this show is, fun.” Here are some words I would use to describe this show: transportive, engaging, vibrant, colorful, necessarily over the top, wildly entertaining, comedic, at times ridiculous, memorable, meaningful, and the list could go on and on. One way that I felt particularly transported was the way everyone stayed in character. The 20’s vibe was so much fun to watch and it was persistent and consistent throughout the cast for the whole play. Someone who really shined in a 1920’s role was Alana Markel, who played the role of Drowsy Chaperone. Jokes never fell flat as the cleverly written and comedic mature nuances flew from her mouth. Another

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