The Drowsy Chaperone

Lessons to be leaned on and off the stage


Photo by Maya Dawson

Senior Stella Martin, who plays one of the lead roles, Janet Van De Graff, sits in costume next to her costar, Dylan Roberts.

    Lights dim, tap shoes clatter across a battered stage, and the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone begins rehearsal. The show will be held on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of March, and an extraordinary amount of effort is being put into the production. However, dance numbers and acting skills are not the only things occurring behind the curtains.

    “[Theatre] teaches you so many things: humility, how to work with a team, and how to be confident around people,”  female lead for the Drowsy Chaperone, Stella Martin said. As a senior, this will be Stella’s last show at Conifer. She has been in theatre since second grade, but that is not the case for all cast members.

    “I’ve never really been in one of these shows before,” freshman, Angel Montemayor said.  This drastic difference in experience levels are part of what makes the show so unique.

    “Joe cast [the show] really well, which means that all of the people that are in it are where they’re meant to be,” sophomore, Parker Liebart said. For people still not committed to buying tickets, Liebart stresses, “Come. It’s wonderful. The music is all amazing, and some of our leads have the best voices I have ever heard. The dance numbers are really fun… complicated, but fun.  It will be super fun to watch!”