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The Drowsy Chaperone


Friday, 4 November 2016 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (AEDT)

The Drowsy Chaperone
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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult 04/11/2016 $25.00 $2.12
Student/Concession 04/11/2016 $20.00 $1.89
Member 04/11/2016 $15.00 $1.67
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Student group discount! Make a group of at least 10 and get tickets at member prices!
04/11/2016 $15.00 $1.67

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The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favourite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The plot incorporates mistaken identities, dream sequences, spit-takes, a deus ex machina, an unflappable English butler, an absent-minded dowager, a Broadway impresario and his Follies production, comic gangsters, a ditzy chorine, a harried best man, and Janet's "Drowsy" (i.e. tipsy) Chaperone.

Director/Choreographer - Lauren Oxenham
Producer/Vocal Director - Erica Penollar
Band Director - Brendan Paul
Technical Director - Jack Goggin
Executive Producer - Steven O’Mara

All shows begin at 8pm.
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CAST (in order of appearance)
James Burchett - Man in Chair
Melissa McPhee - Mrs. Tottendale
Daniel Whitehead - Underling
Sam Whitaker - Robert Martin
Logan McArthur - George
Nib Oswald - Mr. Feldzieg
Elizabeth Dobb - Kitty
Kris O’Ryan - Gangster #1
Carl Quitzau - Gangster #2
Jake Severino - Aldolpho
Amy Neville - Janet Van de Graaff
Imogen Abba - The Chaperone
Yasemin Tounjel - Trix the Aviatrix
Tarrant Gibson - Superintendent
Dominique Berechree - Ensemble
Emily Haldane - Ensemble
Katie Thorpe - Ensemble



The Lighthouse Theatre is easily accessible by train, located in walking distance from Macquarie University Station. There is ample parking for drivers around the venue.

Please note that performances start at 8pm. Please arrive at the theatre by 7:45pm to ensure the show maintains a timely start. DUE TO TECHNICAL DEMANDS OF THE SHOW, THERE WILL BE NO ENTRY INTO THE SHOW FOR LATE PATRONS.

Remember - if you buy tickets online you will be let into the theatre first, so don't leave your seating to chance: buy your tickets now! Please note you will not be guaranteed a ticket if purchasing at the door, as shows often sell out quickly.

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Lighthouse Theatre

North Ryde, NSW 2109

Friday, 4 November 2016 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (AEDT)

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Macquarie Musical Society (MacMS) is a society dedicated to musical theatre. Typically we produce between three and five shows a year ranging from student written to professional productions in the Lighthouse Theatre (W11A on Macquarie University’s North Ryde campus), and in 2016 we celebrate our 12th year! 

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