Ferry foibles can’t sink BPA’s ‘Drowsy Chaperone’

0501_KSFE_Drowsy3Play-goers stuck in the May 8 ferry back-up between Seattle and Bainbridge, fretting that they’d be late for the opening-night curtain of Bainbridge Performing Arts‘ “The Drowsy Chaperone,” needn’t have worried: Members of the cast and crew they were going to see were — so to speak — in the same boat.

The show was about 25 minutes late getting started, and showed no ill effects of the delay. A number of patrons did arrive late, however, and were ushered directly in (normal protocol would ask them to wait for a scene change or other break in the action).

BPA did benefit, in an off-hand way, from the ferry flub. A KIRO-TV news crew found director Joanna Hardie and a carload of cast members waiting on the Colman dock and making them part of their report. Free publicity; can’t be bad.

Further ferry foibles permitting, the “Drowsy Chaperone” runs through May 24. Information: 206-842-8569, bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Read the full review here: http://www.kitsapsun.com/entertainment/theater-bpas-chaperone-shrugs-off-late-start-and-dazzles_88619280

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