The Drowsy Chaperone at Chatswood

The Drowsy Chaperone at Chatswood

North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) is returning home to the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood after a three year hiatus for the musical farce The Drowsy Chaperone from 6 to 15 September 2019.

A loving send-up of American musical comedy from the 1920s, The Drowsy Chaperone charts the dream-come-true moment when a die-hard theatre fan plays his favourite cast album and the characters come to life in his living room.

This five time Tony Award winning show playfully pokes fun at musical theatre tropes. From two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, to an intoxicated chaperone, the show has all necessary ingredients for delightful hilarity.

Kelly Horrigan directs North Shore Theatre Company’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone and said of her vision for the show: “The musical is based on the imagination of one man, and - like a child playing alone - it gets bigger every time he plays, so there is a lot of room for this production to grow and develop. Each character brings their own flare and energy and I cannot wait to channel it into one incredibly entertaining show.”

With that in mind, what can audiences expect of the show? Horrigan says, “The Drowsy Chaperone features one show-stopping song after another. With completely absurd plot twists, you are guaranteed to laugh out loud and be thoroughly entertained.”

NSTC President Judy Roy is thrilled to bring the company back home to The Zenith Theatre for this fun-filled musical.

“North Shore Theatre Company (formerly known as Chatswood Musical Society) played at the Zenith Theatre for almost 10 years and we have celebrated many milestones there including our 65th Anniversary in 2006. The Drowsy Chaperone will be our 155th show and the 15th at The Zenith.”

“The Zenith is a wonderful performance space for cast and crew, and also for the patrons because its location allows easy access with parking under the theatre or an easy 5 minute stroll from the station with North Shore trains and the new Metro.”

The Drowsy Chaperone plays at The Zenith Theatre from 6 to 15 September.


Friday 6 September at 7:30pm – Opening Night

Saturday 7 September at 7:30pm

Sunday 8 September at 3pm

Wednesday 11 September at 7:30pm

Friday 13 September at 7:30pm

Saturday 14 September at 2pm and 7:30pm

Sunday 15 September at 3pm


The Zenith Theatre, Mcintosh St & Railway Street, Chatswood, NSW


$47 adults

$42 concession

$38 children and groups 10+

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Director - Kelly Horrigan

Musical Director - Andrew Beban

Choreographer - Olivia Cathro

Production Manager - Monique Placko


Man In Chair - David Verdejo

Mrs. Tottendale - Jessica Linney

Underling - Harrison Jones

Robert Martin - Benjamin Lea

George - Zan Cross

Feldzieg - Michael Mulvenna

Kitty - Kate Reynolds

Gangster #1 - Victor Aguilera

Gangster #2 - Lachlan Ceravolo

Aldolpho - Luke Baweja

Janet van de Graaff - Alisia Jedrzejczak

The Drowsy Chaperone - Andrea van den Bol

Trix The Aviatrix - Chloe Horne

Superintendant - Taufeeq Ahmed

Reporter 1 - Jessica Bennett-Griffiths

Reporter 2 - Nicki Farrar

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