Langley grad chaperoning in TWU musical

Trinity Western University is offering up a bubbly 1920s spoof in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Playing the drowsy chaperone is Julianna Towle, a second-year TWU student and Langley Secondary grad.

“I think the beautiful thing about this story is that while it’s so ridiculous and hilarious, it still holds so much truth,” Towle said. “It speaks to the imperfections of life and the people around us, but it also shows the beauty and joy that can be found within them.”

TWU’s spring musical follows Janet, a Broadway star who wants to leave the spotlight for a storybook romance with her dashing fiancé. But Janet’s producer and a mischievous pair of gangsters-in-disguise won’t let their leading lady go without a fight. Enter, a notorious Latin lothario hired to seduce the bride. With a chaperone who’s not too good at her job, will there be wedding bells… or scandal?

“This show pokes fun at the musical theatre world from a 21st-century perspective,” said director Angela Konrad. “It celebrates all the things you love about musicals, while poking fun at the rest. Mistaken identities, zany plot twists, catchy song and dance numbers – I dare anyone not to have a good time!”

The show features infectious tap-dance numbers, splashy jazz tunes with a live orchestra, and even tongue-in-cheek love ballads such as I Put a Monkey on a Pedestal as well as Art Deco-era set design.

The Drowsy Chaperone plays at TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) from March 10 to 28. Tickets are $15. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Tuesdays are 2-for-1, and high school students are invited to attend an exclusive free performance with pizza. Email to get details for that special event.

For more information go to

Just Posted

Langley baseball team brings aid to Puerto Rico

Blaze raised $50,000 for the trip to

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds bound for playoffs

Minor midget team of mostly Langley players secures spot over Family Day weekend

Langley chamber joins call to kill ‘no pipeline ever’ law

Bill C-69 will hurt the local Langley economy, Chamber warns

World Day of Prayer returns to Langley

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is hosting the annual day on March 1.

Young Langley family plagued by angry cab customers

A couple rents a house formerly used by a cab firm, and unwelcome visitors knocking.

North Delta elementary school closed following stabbing that left cop, woman in serious condition

An off-duty police officer and a woman were injured outside of the school Wednesday afternoon

70% of Canadians agree with mandatory vaccines for children: poll

The debate for pro and anti vaccinations has heated up after a measles outbreak in Vancouver

Woman, off-duty cop in serious condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

5 to start your day

Two people are in critical condition after stabbing, searchers recover body of missing snowshoer and more

‘A little baloney’ in PM’s claim about solicitor-client privilege on SNC-Lavalin

The Conservatives and NDP want Trudeau to waive that privilege so Wilson-Raybould can offer her side of the story

Proposed edible pot rules are wasteful, would leave products tasteless: critics

When Canada legalized weed last fall, it only allowed fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds

Most Read