Thursday, August 28, 2014


book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Reg Morrison
directed by Steve Bell

WHEN: September 6 through October 11, 2014. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM (with the exception of October 3rd and 4th) and Sundays at 2 PM.
he Little FirehouseTheatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell
TICKETS: $24 for all performances. Discount tickets for students age 25 and under with proper ID are available for $14 by phone or walk-up only.
Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. Visa, Master Card, and American Express are accepted.
Those interested in Group Sales of 20 or more tickets can call 201.261.4200 (Mailbox #6).
Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot, across the street, one-half block north of the theater.

As it has for the past few seasons, BCP will continue to offer a “Questions & Artists” (Q&A) discussion following select performances. The Drowsy Chaperone Q&A will kick off immediately following the September 12, 2014 performance. Admission is included in the cost of the ticket.

This charming and slightly wacky tribute to the musicals of the 1920s is a rare combination of modern wit and classic musical comedy. Regarded as “a musical within a comedy,” The Drowsy Chaperone begins when a modern day, die-hard musical theater fan known simply as “Man in Chair” plays his favorite cast album, the fictional 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, on his turntable. As the overture starts the musical bursts to life in his studio apartment, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet giving up her life on the stage to marry her true love, and her producer so desperate to keep his showgirl that he will go to great lengths to stop the nuptials. With an elaborate cast of over-the-top characters, including the dashing groom, his best man, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a Latin lover, and a drunken chaperone, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in everyone’s heart - to be entertained.

The talented cast of The Drowsy Chaperone includes Will Nolan (Man in Chair), Janica Carpenter (Mrs. Tottendale), Brian Feldman (Underling), Craig Woodward (Robert Martin), Bill Cantor (Feldzieg), Debbie Zika (Kitty), Paul Aiello (Aldolpho), Danielle Valencia (Janet Van de Graaff), Marian McCabe (Drowsy Chaperone), Nadiya Braham (Trix), Marisa Gore (Gangster), George Kelly (Gangster), Elisabeth Erdmann (Ensemble), Justin Flores (Ensemble), Dan Giordano (Ensemble) and Nikki Simz (Ensemble).

The production team is comprised of Steve Bell (Director), Michele Roth (Producer), Jalm Vanamo (Music Director), Sharla Herbert (Choreographer), Jim Kelly (Assistant to the Director); Paul Reitnauer III (Stage Manager), Greg Cilmi (Set Design), Allan Seward (Lighting Designer), Kathleen Ruland (Lighting Operation), Peter Oliff (Sound Operation), Ellyn Essig (Décor), Lynne Lupfer (Décor), Lauren Zenreich (Décor), Katie Lupfer (Costumes), Melissa Miller (Costumes), Annette Jacobs (Props), Rosemary Deflorio (Props), Marty Obolsky (Props), Pat Bain (Props), Marian Mccabe (Makeup), Joyce Ghia (Dresser), Larry Braverman (Crew), Andrew Whitney (Crew), Alan Zenreich (Photography), Steve Mintz (Photography), Barbara Mintz (Photography) Marci K. Weinstein (Program Notes), Jennifer Cottone (Publicity) and Andrea Pieper (Member At Large).

Bergen County Players has grown tremendously from its roots as a small community theater when it was founded in 1932. Today, nearly 300 volunteer members, working on and off stage, make possible the nine productions presented each season.

Bergen County Players, Inc. is a non-equity, non-profit community theater company dedicated to presenting quality productions for the enrichment of the community.