"The Drowsy Chaperone," the first main stage was of the 2010-11 season, was a complete hit! The show drew huge audiences and many SAU students. The fast-paced and hilarious show kept the audience wanting more even after the curtain closed!
Allaert Auditorium was filled with bellowing laughter from the opening line to the last bow. Andrew Benson, who played the Man in Chair, captured audiences and brought them into his world of excitement, confusion, and joy as the audience was able to experience and witness the high-caliber talent SAU students had to share.
The show was executed beautifully from the staging to the scenery, to the costumes, and to the choreography. The brilliant and witty staging, directed by Dr. Cory Johnson, had perfect timing. The bright and vibrant costumes by Dianne Dye and the scenery designed by Kris Eitrheim lit up the stage and kept the audiences engaged. Shellee Frazee's choreography brought the scenes and story to life. Add in the phenomenal talent provided by SAU students both on and off stage created a show that was a complete success a joy for audiences both young and old.
Dr. Jay Edelnant, the respondent from the Kennedy Center - American College Theatre Festival, was extremely impressed with the actors' grasp on vaudeville style acting. He thought the many different and silly acts transitioned with professional ease.
Also, the SAU Theatre Department would like to congratulate our very own Stephanie Seward and Dan Hernandez for being Irene Ryan Acting nominees for outstanding performances!
Congratulations to all involved with "The Drowsy Chaperone!" Way to start off the 2010-11 year with a bang!
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