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Chaperone Confidential: Justin Wilson is Gangster #2

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.

Returning to the Hickory Community Theatre stage with an arsenal of pastries and puns is Justin Wilson as Gangster #2.

Wilson, a Lincolnton native, has lived in Hickory for the past five years while studying Theatre at Lenoir-Rhyne University and working hard as a waiter.

Wilson made his Hickory Community Theatre debut as Robin in SOMETHING ROTTEN—for which he received an Outstanding Character Male Kay Award. He also appeared at HCT in last season's THE PIRATE QUEEN. Other recent area credits include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Little Theatre of Gastonia, and NEXT TO NORMAL at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

For Wilson, auditioning for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE was a personal and creative must. "I have loved this show since I saw it three years ago," he says. Now back on the Hickory Community Theatre stage in a show he adores, Wilson is equally grateful for "being around very talented people who help me grow."

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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