Sat, Apr 21 at 2pm

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There is an air of excitement at Citadel High School where students are rehearsing for their performances of the witty musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone . The play opens on April 19th at 7:30pm at the Spatz Theatre with a three night run with a matinee at 2pm on the 21st. Tickets can be purchased at the Citadel High office or at the door.

After the disappointment of having their musical cancelled last year due to political developments in the education system students came out in record numbers this year to audition for roles. Grade 12 student actor Jeremy Foote described the experience by saying he was excited that Citadel was putting on a musical this year. "It's always such a great opportunity to connect with others who share your enthusiasm for musical theatre, and just have fun! After last year I think fun is just what we all needed, and that's exactly what this show is - fun."

Directed by acclaimed actor/director Karen Bassett, with vocals and choreography by Grafton Street Dinner Theatre's Becca Guilderson, Citadel's musical is professionally driven with a cast that includes members of Neptune Theatre's Young Actors Company and Halifax All-City Music. The Drowsy Chaperone is a jazz-age parody of a musical comedy told from the perspective of an asocial musical theatre fan. Initially written by several Canadians as a gag for their colleague’s stag party, the play subsequently turned into a Tony Award winning Broadway musical with its complex dance numbers and upbeat music. It’s fitting tagline is: ‘A Musical Within A Comedy’.