“The Drowsy Chaperone” is chockfull of over-the-top and memorable characters, from a showstopping star to a “blue” man in a comfy chair, to a Latin lover and a couple of pastry chefs who are, in fact, gangsters.
At Pelham Memorial High School this weekend, most of those roles will be filled by seniors, but one sophomore will stand out, in the title role.
That’s Sarah Liddy as the “drowsy” chaperone, back when “drowsy” meant “drunk.”
If you love musicals—and chances are you do, as you’re reading this blog—“The Drowsy Chaperone” is right in your wheelhouse. In it, a cast recording comes to life in a sad man’s apartment.
I watched a bit of rehearsal at Pelham the other night, and was captivated by Liddy’s spot-on performance. It’s big enough to draw your eye, but she also knows when to fade into the background.
“The Drowsy Chaperone,” 7:30 p.m., March 28, 29; 2 p.m., March 30. $20, $15 students and seniors; firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the Running Lines video I shot at Pelham. Enjoy!