Drowsy Chaperone wows with every note

Victoria Sasso brings The Drowsy Chaperone to life from beginning to end in the Cerritos College comedy musical production.

Elyssa Alexander was a force to reckon with at the opening night of Cerritos College Theatre Department’s new comedy musical production “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Man in chair, played by Ted Fujioka journeyed audience members from his apartment complex into the 1920’s where audiences were able to see first hand the troubles of Broadway star Kitty, played by Alexander and her fiancée Robert Martin played by Jacob Patrick Thomson.

Although the opening number “Fancy Dress” might have left a couple of audience members to feel as they were watching Inception on stage, due to the timing of the number and the confusion it brought, the performance which included the entire cast, was enjoyable to watch as every member was on cue in not only the dance routine but in their vocals as well.

Fujioka portrayed man in chair perfectly up until the very end. From the quirky interruptions to the hilarious dialogue, watching Fujioka was enjoyable throughout the night.

It wouldn’t be a comedy musical without some great musical numbers to which were delivered every single time to perfection.

One of the best performances of the night must have been the performance of Patrick Thomson and Sean Casey Flanagan’s “Cold feet.” Not only did the number include a couple of long notes, but the actors had to hit each and every single note while roller blading on the stage which made the performance that much more enjoyable and entertaining.

Best performance of the whole night? Not only did Victoria Sasso impress audiences with her portrayal of the drowsy chaperone with every line but wowed them as well with her performance of “As We Stumble Along.” Sasso made an impression with her vocals during the number as she showcased her voice with one of the longest musical notes of the night. Sasso truly made an impression with the audience members as they cheered her on from beginning to end.

The ensemble cast, formed by ten cast members four of which are current Cerritos College students, was the backbone of the musical as they kept every musical number entertaining with some rocking dance moves and background vocals.