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Chaperone Confidential: Amy McKay is Drowsy Chaperone

When a reclusive theatre superfan plays his favorite cast album, musical mayhem ensues. The winner of five Tony Awards, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE plays in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT December 9th-17th.

Making her Hickory Community Theatre debut as the eponymous cocktail-loving, scene-stealing Drowsy Chaperone is Amy McKay.

Originally hailing from Simsbury, Connecticut (home to Connecticut's largest tree, the Pinchot Sycamore), McKay received her Masters of Social Work from New York University, and currently works as a Medical Social Worker for Advanced Home Health.

McKay's extensive theatrical acting experience includes performances in New York, Connecticut and California. Closer to her current home in Mooresville, McKay has been seen in NEXT TO NORMAL (for which she was a 2022 Metrolina Theatre Association nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor-Female), THE SECRET GARDEN and COMPANY at Theatre Statesville. She has also performed for the Davidson Community Players in 42ND STREET, ANNIE, and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Other area credits include RUTHLESS! at Old Courthouse Theater and GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Theatre Charlotte.

McKay is impressed at Hickory Community Theatre's "overall level of professionalism and ability to produce high-quality shows." She is thrilled to be part of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE'S creative musical comedy, and to be playing its signature character. "It's fun playing tipsy and getting to be so over-dramatic."

Performances of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE are Fridays and Saturdays, December 9th through 17th at 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 11th at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.

Tickets are available online at, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.


THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is produced in association with Shurtape. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

(Photo: John Koval)

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