The dynamic duo were specifically selected for these roles because of the chemistry they displayed during auditions, Cramer said.
Though Menas said she has been surrounded by musical theater her whole life, this is her first time in a major role.
“Honestly, I spend a lot of time in front of my mirror,” Menas said. “I am constantly thinking of the show. I go to bed thinking of different ways I can go about saying my lines.”
For Chancellor, this isn’t his first go round performing in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” He worked with Cramer the first time she directed the show.
“We have to be a little bit insane to do what we’re doing,” Chancellor said. “It is tough, but being so busy means you don’t have the opportunity to really waste any time.”
The pair both said their anticipation for the show to open grows each day. Chancellor said his favorite part of the production is the audience interaction.
“The show is not complete without the audience,” Chancellor said. “It really feels like something is missing until they are actually there.”
Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 senior adult, OU faculty and staff, and military, and $15 for students. To purchase tickets call or visit the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 405-325-4101, located at 500 W. Boyd St. in the Catlett Music Center.
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