Drowsy Chaperone to generate excitement

By Nick Seebruch
Drowsy Chaperone to generate excitement
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CORNWALL, Ontario – The Seaway Valley Theatre Company (SVTC)’s latest show, The Drowsy Chaperone will be premiering on Feb. 15 at Aultsville Theatre.

The show is a comedy and a musical set in 1928. The story of The Drowsy Chaperone revolves around a man who loves music and has a madeleine moment when he starts to play his favourite record in his living room.

Suddenly he and the audience are drawn into the story of The Drowsy Chaperone, a tale of colourful characters whose narratives intertwine during the lead up to a wedding.

“There are a lot of little unique elements of the play audiences will enjoy,” said Director Lacie Petrynka.
The play has skating, tap dancing, roller blading, singing and more.

The cast boasts 22 actors including veterans of SVTC and new faces. Some of the characters include two gangsters trying to pass as pastry chefs who intend to through a wrench in the wedding plans, a nervous groom-to-be portrayed by Cameron Brunet and of course, the Drowsy Chaperone herself portrayed by Brenda Quesnel, a veteran of the Upper Canada Play House.

Show times for the play are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Feb. 17. Tickets are available at the Aultsville Theatre box office or at www.svtc.ca .

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