PS Productions’ “The Drowsy Chaperone” continued a long tradition of excellent productions at Las Vegas’ very own Super Summer Theater. Each actor performed with full commitment and passion, each song delivered energy and vigor . The creative staging and brisk pace of the show were quite engaging.
Impressive performances by Shannon Winkel (Janet Van De Graaf) and Ayler Evan (Adolpho) engrossed the audience. This writer had previously seen Ms. Winkel in “Singin’ in the Rain” playing Kathy Seldon for Signature Productions earlier this year; it was a treat to see her again in a production. Her singing and stage presence were captivating, and she showed her significant range of acting, as well. She also did great justice to the musical direction and tap choreography.
Mr. Evan was charming and appealing in his flamboyant characterization of Adolpho. He delighted the audience with the vivacious life he brought to each scene. His physical comedy was hilarious.
Indeed, every element of the show was very well done. Costumes were impeccably designed and richly detailed, as a close examination after the show revealed. Lighting was well-designed and executed, the sets were terrific (Lion King posters on the stage-right back wall – yes!) and set changes were smooth.
This musical has a fun, entertaining and positive book. It was a terrific choice for a summer theater production. Super Summer Theater has a well-deserved reputation for mounting quality productions, and “The Drowsy Chaperone” splendidly added to this standing. Don’t miss it.
Audience: All Ages