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CHS Drama Guild thrills audiences with "The Drowsy Chaperone"
Keith McShea

"It does what a musical is supposed to do: it takes you to another world."

The CHS Drama Guild's "The Drowsy Chaperone" certainly did – just as "Man in Chair" played by Thomas Webb '23 described.

Congratulations to the cast, crew and musicians for three nights of great performances, standing ovations and huge laughs at Scaccia Auditorium under the outstanding guidance of teachers David Hayes '87 (director) and Mia LaMarco (assistant director, choreography director, technical director, set builder) and retired teacher Bill Group (music director).

The CHS Drama Guild presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at our historic Scaccia Auditorium.

Our students excelled along side their fellow outstanding cast members from Clarence, Nardin, Williamsville North, Nichols and Sacred Heart.


Man in Chair: Thomas Webb

Mrs. Tottendale: Clara Boglioli

Underling: Rocco Panzica

Robert: Michael Scime

George: Rory Dwyer

Feldzig: Dylan Leong

Kitty: Madelyn Goldberg

Aldolpho: Blaine Benson

Janet Van de Graaf: Paige Hurwitz

Drowsy Chaperone: Charlotte Nelson

Trix: Ryen Nazzaro

Gangsters: Carter Bryant and Corbin Bryant

Superintendent: Allison Dolan

Reporters: Joe Teresi, Ken Rutkowski and Jude Delaney

Featured Dancers: Allison Dolan, Emily Schmatz, Greta Golembiewski, Mikayla Betton, Jax Magyar, Lio Lichens, Jack Freeman

Dance Captain: Ryen Nazzaro

Ensemble: Eleny Aman, Betial Eyassu, Elia Rios, Julia Gueli, Aiden Spurlock, Antonio Falletta, Angel Lopez Castillo

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Director: David Hayes

Assistant Director: Mia LaMarco

Music Director: Bill Group

Choreographer: Mia LaMarco

Costume Designer: Robert LaMarco

Pit Conductor: Bill Group

Technical Director: Mia LaMarco

Sound Designer: John

Stage Manager: Patrick Gibbons

Props Master: Isabella Doyle

Front of House Manager: Dylan Heyworth

Set builders: Mia LaMarco and Conor Shea

Stage Crew: Olivia, Sam, John Whirl, Caleb Anderson, Daquam Williams, Landon Fried

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Pit Orchestra

Jennifer Johnson - Flute, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet

Nathan Mascia - Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone

Ken - Trumpet

Owen Close - Trumpet

Connor Devans - Trumpet

Brayden Eppig - Trombone

Joe Askar - Trombone

James Eskra - Keyboard 1

Melissa - Keyboard 2 (Violin)

Jack - Bass

Ryan Zgoda - Percussion

Patrick Nettina - Percussion

John Anderson - Percussion


@canisiushs Backstage with the CHS Drama Guild: What was the best thing about being a part of The Drowsy Chaperone? #theatre #highschoolmusical #theatrekids #drowsychaperone #amdg ♬ original sound - Canisius High School


@canisiushs SHOW CLOSES TONIGHT! Last chance to see the CHS Drama Guild's performance of The Drowsy Chaperone is 7:30 tonight! #theatre #highschoolmusical #theatrekids #drowsychaperone #amdg #fyp #lightningmcqueen #CapCut ♬ original sound - Canisius High School



@canisiushs Sneak preview! Come see the CHS Drama Guild’s performance of The Drowsy Chaperone at 7:30 Thu-Fri-Sat! Great job in today’s rehearsal by our students & those from Clarence, Nardin, Williamsville North, Nichols & Sacred Heart. #theatre #highschoolmusical #theatrekids #drowsychaperone #amdg ♬ Overture - The Drowsy Chaperone Original Broadway Orchestra & The Drowsy Chaperone Original Broadway Cast


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