THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES ST LOUIS

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THEATERMANIA.COM by Peter Filichia

Of course, another reason that the crowd responds so well is that the cast is wondrous. In the role of the title character whose brain has been marinated in 100% proof gin, Christianne Tisdale is superb. She conveys all the legendary quality of Beatrice Stockwell; when she starts “As We Stumble Along,” she offers a quick double-nod, as if to say, “Here it is – the song you’ve been waiting for.” She also has a star’s assurance that the audience has always loved hearing her do this tune, and will be charmed by her and it once more. Tisdale also makes some miraculous moves with her body; she can arch her back to such a degree that she almost mirrors the marvelous structure down by the Mississippi River. But when the number ends, she suddenly falls back on her tush in such a way that she doesn’t appear to have fallen, but that she’s been taken down by a sudden gust of gravity.

 

BROADWAYWORLD.COM by Chris Gibson

Christianne Tisdale also captures attention as the Drowsy Chaperone, upstaging her fellow actors at every opportunity, and belting out a rousing version of the show's anthem, "As We Stumble Along".

 

THE VITAL VOICE by Andrea Braun

Juvier and Tisdale are terrific together or apart...the latter a lower-voiced Karen Walker (from Will and Grace).

 

ST LOUIS EAST by Joe Pollack

...the title character, played with sensual, slithery splendor by Christianne Tisdale as a woman who obviously has explored and enjoyed all the many pleasures a bed can bring.

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH by Judith Newmark

There are a lot of extravagant performances here...As the chaperone, Christianne Tisdale invents a new vocabulary of loony hand gestures for her courageous anthem of drunkenness.

 

KFOU by Steve Allan

 ...and, of course the Drowsy Chaperone herself, played with just the proper amount of tipsy splendor by Christianne Tisdale.

 

KDHX by Kirsten Wylder

Drowsy Chaperone Christianne Tisdale [is] a delight.

 

RIVERFRONT TIMES by Paul Friswold

The Chaperone, played with bibulous verve by Christianne Tisdale, is glib and cutting, a perfect foil to her charge's enthusiasm.

 

 

 
TODAYSSENIORNETWORK.COM by Daniel Hines

What about The Drowsy Chaperone?  Christianne Tisdale is superb as the hard-drinking chaperone, who in the show is ‘really Beatrice Stockwell,' who incidentally is the ‘favorite’ of TMTC.  Ms. Tisdale is a beautiful woman with a voice that is so strong, you immediately understand why she was cast as The Chaperone. 

 

LADUE NEWS

Christianne Tisdale is wonderfully over-the-top as The Drowsy Chaperone, making the most of her number As We Stumble Along.

 

TALKIN' BROADWAY by Richard Green

Christianne Tisdale as the Chaperone....could easily star in, or possibly even direct, just about any classic musical you'd care to name.

 

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