Mt. Baker Wild's production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone' opens Thursday

Mt. Baker Wild's production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone' opens Thursday

‘Chaperone’ sure to wake you up!

Mt. Baker’s parody of a 1920s musical opens Thursday at Key City Theatre.

Carter Gulseth

Do you love to laugh? Do you love wonderful music? Is your heart warmed by charming stories for the ages?

If you answered “no” to any of the above, you are a cruel and loveless monster. If, however, you responded in the affirmative, you must run, fly, crawl, drive, or drag yourself by the lips to the Key City Theatre to purchase tickets to see Mount Baker Wild Theatre’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”.

The show is opening on May 7 and is running until the 10. It seems, to the cast, that January’s first reading is a million years in the past. As always, the typical jitters that plague any production are rippling through ours. Confident and hopeful as we are, one can’t help but wonder if it all isn’t just “an accident waiting to happen”. Excitement generated over opening night can be guaranteed to raise spirits and heart rates, and it all comes to a fantastic boil just before the first curtain rises on Thursday, May 7.

So where does that leave us “as we stumble along”? We are nervous, yes. That, however, is to be expected. We are also immensely proud of ourselves, and hope that all of the work we have done to make our production the standard it has become does not go unnoticed.

So you must not get “cold feets” when stepping out to the box office to purchase your tickets — “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be worth it. Put on your tails, or your favourite fancy dress, and ready yourself for a glorious experience.

“I don’t want to show off,” but it might just be the theatrical event of the season.

Mount Baker’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” runs at the Key City Theatre from May 7 to May 9 at 7:30 pm and May 10 at 3 pm.