If I had not seen last weekend’s performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Palisade High School, I would have thought it impossible to equal the entertainment provided at last year’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” Boy, would I have been wrong!
As the final musical production of director and drama teacher Beverly Kamas’ 33-year teaching career, she chose “The Drowsy Chaperone,” described as ‘a musical within a comedy.’
And it certainly was, the song and dance numbers were totally entertaining, and there were enough corny jokes throughout the entire production to keep the audience thoroughly amused.
I hesitate to single anyone out since the entire cast did such a fantastic job, but Jeremy Miller as Feldzieg, Calliway Jo Levin as Janet VanDeGraaf and Bailey Basham as Adolpho were spot-on, Carter Brock was an entertaining narrator, and Oh! Those chefs!
Along with an interesting and easy-to-follow plot, there was tap dancing, cartwheeling, dancing monkeys, even an aeroplane, making for an evening of constant fun and impressive talent.
Ms. Kamas was honored after the show, along with seniors that took part in the production. Band director Jeff Mason and Choral Music director Matt Doty were also thanked by the performers.
All I have left to say is Bravo, Bulldogs!