An dazzling collection of artistic ability was displayed on Thursday evening at the opening night of the very entertaining spoof “The Drowsy Chaperone” by what obviously is a very talented collection of Aspen’s young people.
They are to be congratulated on their very many differing talents, all brought together for an evening of hilarious parody of American musical comedy.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” was truly an astounding theatrical event, with a glamorous, sparkling and impressive combination of superb singing, brilliant choreography (even tap-dancing included), accomplished live musicians, imaginative set design and transition, creative wardrobe, distinctive lighting, and — who-would-believe — blind-folded roller skating?
We were enthralled with the exuberance and blossoming talent of each of the young artists — both on stage and back-stage. Every number glowed with enjoyment.
Their forthcoming performances of “Les Misérables,” and “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” (amongst others), to celebrate spectacularly Theatre Aspen’s 30th anniversary season, should be absolute Broadway-quality, first-class humdingers.
May we congratulate the members of the Theatre Aspen School Winter Teen Conservatory, their parents, their sponsors and donors, their underwriters, and their supporters, not only for their richly deserved, hot-off-the-presses, most recent artistic award (proudly announced at the performance on Friday) but also for a wholly professional, enjoyable and memorable evening of song, dance and exhilaration.
Neil and Maxine Petherick-Collins