School of Theatre Arts to Present The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone Poster
Drowsy Chaperone Timelapse Video Showing Set Construction

April 1, 2014           

WHAT: Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Theatre Arts will present their latest production, The Drowsy Chaperone

WHERE: McPherson Theatre on the Illinois Wesleyan campus

WHEN: The show will premiere at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, with evening performances running through Saturday, April 12 and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 13. Tickets are available for purchase at the McPherson Box Office. General admission is $10 for performances on Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, and $12 for Friday and Saturday’s performances. Student admission is $2 with a valid school ID, and seniors will receive a $1 discount.

WHY: The School of Theatre Arts presents four shows at McPherson Theatre every academic year. The Drowsy Chaperone will cap off the 2013-2014 season.

DETAILS: Based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the musical tells the tale of a bold Broadway star who tries to find and keep her true love. It is a parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s.

Cast Members: Elliot Plowman (Man in Chair), Elizabeth Albers (Mrs. Tottendale), Adam Walleser (Underling), Marek Zurowski (Robert Martin), Will Henke (George), Ian Scarlato (Fedzieg), Julia Cicchino (Kitty), Steven Czajkowski (Gangster), Nick Giambrone (Gangster), Jordan Lipes (Aldolpho), Erica Werner (Janet Van De Graff), Jenna Haimes (The Drowsy Chaperone), Halimah Nurullah (Trix the Aviatrix); Kelsey Bearman, Chris Long, Heather Priedhorsky, Ian Stewart (Ensemble).

Production Team: Assistant Professor Thomas Quinn (director) Anna Sciaccotta (assistant director), Visiting Assistant Professor Saundra DeAthos-Meers (music director), Iris Sowlat (dramaturg), Morgan Latiolais (stage manager), Adjunct Faculty Jessica Riss (choreographer), Associate Professor Marcia McDonald (costume designer), Matt Hohmann (lighting designer), Professor Curtis Trout (set designer), Carlos Medina (sound designer).
CONTACT: For additional information, or to reserve tickets, contact the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232 or

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181,