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Vincentian Academy musical opens tonight with a Broadway favorite

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It’s high school musical season, but Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are nowhere to be found. Instead, a crew of nearly 60 Vincentian Academy students will appear behind and in front of the curtain to dish up The Drowsy Chaperone.

The production will be staged at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center for the next two weekends. “This is a fun show. It’s so funny. I’ve seen it over and over since October, and the kids keep bringing more and more,” said Musical Director Carissa Zozos.

The production, which is the a love letter to Jazz Age American musicals, was the perfect show for this group of students. “We had a camp (earlier in the year) and it fits with the kids,” she said.

The students have been working on their production of The Drowsy Chaperone (originally by Don McKellar) since October and are hoping for sell-out performances tonight, tomorrow, Sunday and next weekend.

Zozos, of Bellevue, couldn’t say enough about the great cast and crew of student in ninth through twelfth grades. “I’m really proud of them for putting in the work and for making my first show (at Vincentian) so amazing and so fun to do.”

Attendees can expect a 50/50, 30 raffle baskets, as well as intermission concessions and congratulatory gifts available before and after the show.

This is Zozos’ first production at Vincentian Academy in Ross Township, though she has directed at other area schools. “I love that Vincentian puts the same emphasis on the sports and their theater programs. It’s been a pleasure.”

If You Go to see The Drowsy Chaperone:

Dates and Time 
7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22, 28 and 29
2 p.m. Feb. 23 

Ticket Pricing 
$10 Matinee, $12 Evening 
Buy Online or at the door

3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh 
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