Saturday, April 17, 2021

Dragon Drama Opens Box Office Hit

Carroll ISD’s winter musical The Drowsy Chaperone opened Friday, Dec. 3. The show comes to Carroll ISD a Broadway hit, earning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score. “This show was the best opening weekend we’ve had in six years” said Carroll ISD Theatre Director Stacie Martinsen.

Students rehearsed for months on choreography, working with Carroll graduate Jeremy Dumont. The Drowsy Chaperon features phyotechnics provided by Greg Schaat with Got Pyro? as well as a high flying airplane made possible with the help of Fly by Foy Interprises.

The musical comedy is set in the roaring 20’s and features live music by members of the Carroll Jazz Band. Senior Sam Sternfeld plays Janet van de Graaff the successful variety show star leaving her career to marry a rich businessman. The pending nuptials pose a problem for the show’s producer, Feldzieg played by junior Ryan King. Junior Trevor Slack plays Robert Martin, the wealthy fiance. The best man is played by Jake Beach, also a junior. Closing weekend will feature a new cast member playing the role of Mrs. Trottendale. Senior Taylor Schafer was double-cast in the role along with Senior Katie Glidden. Glidden played Mrs. Trottendale opening weekend.

Tickets are available at $15, $20 or $25 depending on seat location and date. With a new ticketing system, choose your seats and print tickets by ordering at

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Carroll Theatre Department is offering complimentary Staff Member and School Board Member tickets to the performance of The Drowsy Chaperone at 7 p.m. Starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance, any remaining Ruby-level ($15.00) seats will be used for this complimentary offer. Staff members must present their ID badges to take advantage of this complimentary ticket. Spouses and family members will still need to pay for their tickets. Exchanges for upgrades are not offered to different seating tiers nor are refunds from any previous ticket purchases. Tickets will be passed out on a first come first served basis.

The show runs through Dec. 12 at the Carroll Senior High School Auditorium located at 1501 W. Southlake Boulevard.