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Chaperone Confidential: Meet Ensemble member Diane Albers

When a reclusive theatre superfan plays his favorite cast album, musical mayhem ensues right before his eyes. The winner of five Tony Awards, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE plays in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT December 2nd-17th.

Returning to the HCT stage in song, dance and silliness is Ensemble member and HCT stalwart Diane Albers.

Coming by way of Connecticut and Virginia, Albers has been a Hickory resident for over two decades. She currently works as an Administrative Coordinator at Catawba Valley Medical Center's Radiation Oncology Center. When not dedicating her time to HCT, Albers enjoys camping, crocheting, reading and writing (she is a published author).

Albers, who expresses an ongoing appreciation for "the beautiful theatre and mission" of Hickory Community Theatre, has been involved in numerous HCT shows and special events. She first appeared at HCT doing improv comedy with Now Are The Foxes. From there she took on her first main stage role as Maria Delgado in 9 TO 5. Since then, she has appeared in such productions as DR. DOOLITTLE, WILLY WONKA, ELF, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, and most recently RIPCORD. When not performing on stage, Albers can also be found hustling backstage—as stage manager, stage crew, or as a light/sound board operator. A fan of comedy and musicals, Albers is delighted to find healthy helpings of both in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, and is grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a supportive Ensemble.

Performances of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE are Fridays and Saturdays, December 2nd through 17th at 7:30 PM; Sundays, December 4th & 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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