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Nicely Theatre Presents The Drowsy Chaperone 2/25-3/5

Show Announcement January 30, 2023

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI–Nicely Theatre Group (“Nicely”) is pleased to announce the cast for their 2023 production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone at The Berman Center for Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Nicely Creative Director Mitch Master directs with choreography by  Lindsey Tycholiz-McKiddy, tap choreography by Mark McCleese and music and vocal direction by Dan Greig.

Show dates and times are as follows: Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm; Sunday, February 26 at 2:00pm; Friday, March 3 at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 4 at 7:30pm; and Sunday, March 5 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $35 for all seats and are on sale at nicelytheatregroup.org or by calling or texting 248/406-6677.

The Nicely cast includes Michael McKiddy as Man in Chair, Erin Johnson as Janet Van de Graaf, Alec Diem as Adolpho, Zak Shugart as Robert Martin, Johannah Steinbrecher-Booker as Drowsy Chaperone, Nikita Krylov as George, Ben Hartmann as Gangster #1, Jennifer Dewey as Gangster #2, Tom Pagano as Feldzieg, Dayle Extrell as Kitty, Alexa Carollo as Mrs. Tottendale, Jeffrey LaMothe as Underling, Ryan-Kayle Martin as Trix, Sydney Nummer as Superintendent/Ensemble. The ensemble players are Erica Kennedy, Kimberly Elliott, Dara Pardon, John LoPorta and Griffin Krause (u/s George & Robert).

SYNOPSIS: With the house lights down, a man appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical called “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man looks on. Mix in 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, and you have the ingredients for a delightful show which pokes fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. This show is family friendly, and its running time is approximately 100 minutes, with no intermission.


Nicely Theatre Group is a professional, non-profit theatre dedicated to increasing public access to theatre with affordable, high-quality performances. Learn more at nicelytheatregroup.org.

Week of 9/25/2023

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