Incline Theatre Prepares to “Show Off” in its Production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”
Posted On August 1, 2017
Funny.â€Â â€œSmart.â€Â â€œConvoluted.â€Â These are just a few of the words that came up in conversation about Warsaw Federal Incline Theaterâ€™s up-and-coming production of The Drowsy Chaperone.Â Director Angela Kahle and the cast particularly discussed the implications of world and character building for â€œa show within a show.â€
Van Ackerman, a.k.a â€œMan in Chair,â€ is our guide through the fictional jazz-age musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, at times stopping the action to explain characters, their respective actors, or any actor-to-actor drama that might be going on behind the scenes.
This, of course, presents the actors with the unique challenge of playing a character, who also happens to be an actor, who is also playing a character.Â We can expect to see the layers and complexity of this work, among other things, to come out in the show itself. Â â€œI donâ€™t think itâ€™s going to be what people expect,â€ said actress Helen Anneliesa Raymond-Goers, who is playing Mrs. Tottendale in the show.
There was one, resounding consensus among all the cast in terms of their production: itâ€™s going to be one you wonâ€™t want to miss.Â Angela, making her directing debut here at the Incline, especially talked about how this show can resonate with all patrons of theater, whether a seasoned veteran of many years, or someone who has seen a musical only once in their lives.Â Itâ€™s everything you love about musicals, plus a strong ensemble cast, and a cozy hometown theater looking over the Cincinnati skyline.
The Drowsy Chaperone opens August 2nd at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. Tickets can be obtained online at http://www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. Come out, bring your friends, and get ready for a good time.Â In the words of actor Christopher Carter, â€œItâ€™s fun for all, and all for fun!â€