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Chaperone Confidential: Jesse Ramirez is Adolpho

Brimming with screwball comedy and show-stopping song and dance, Hickory Community Theatre proudly presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, playing in the Jeffers Theatre December 9th-17th.

Returning to the HCT stage as laugh-inducing lothario Adolpho is Jesse Ramirez.

A resident of Statesville, Ramirez currently works as a Lead Lot Specialist for Manheim Statesville. When not moving metal on and off the Manheim lot, Ramirez enjoys pumping iron in the gym.

Ramirez debuted at Hickory Community Theatre as crooning lothario (Hmmm...) Magaldi in EVITA, after which he appeared as an Ensemble member in SOMETHING ROTTEN. The latter performance earned Ramirez an Outstanding Character Male Kay Award. He has also appeared in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Little Theatre of Gastonia, PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Theatre Statesville, and SWEENEY TODD at Old Colony Players.

Ramirez is thrilled to be flexing his comedic muscles in the role of Adolpho, in a show he describes as bringing "a lot of joy to those who see it." He is also appreciative of HCT's commitment to "the inclusion of anyone, regardless of age, race or gender."

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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