Casting for spring musical announced


Ashley Ortizcazarin

Cast members participate in an improvisational activity to understand slang in the different time period.

The BSM drama department casting for “The Drowsy Chaperone,” this year’s spring musical, has been announced. Opening night is April 28th and the show will run for one weekend in the Hamburge Theater.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” takes place in the 1920’s and it follows “The Man in the Chair,” played by Leo Dreissen, who listens to a musical on his radio called ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’ “It’s a really goofy, lighthearted play,” music director Ms. Nancy Stockhaus said.

The BSM theater department is a part of the Spotlight Program, a Minnesota organization that judges different high school plays throughout the state, then hosts a competition for them at the end of the year. Many other schools have done “The Drowsy Chaperone” in the past, so the drama department thought it would be a good choice for this year’s play. “After the success of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, we wanted to do another lighthearted play that takes place in the ‘20’s. ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is just that, with lots of singing and dancing,” Stockhaus said.

With its lighthearted nature, it is important for the cast to be over the top and fun, and Stockhaus thinks that is just what the cast is. “Our cast fits the play very well. We have a lot of just funny people in our theater department. Frankie Gormley is especially great. He plays this hilarious Italian lover,” Stockhaus said.

The cast is excited for the new play, and cannot wait for the play to start. “I’m really excited. Nervous, but excited,” sophomore Maddie Shafer said.