The Regis Ramblers theatre troupe performs each spring through music, scene and drama. This group of dedicated people live their passion for acting, singing or just clowning around.

If you didn't get enough drama in high school, or want more information about upcoming productions, call the Office of Student Activities at 303.458.3505.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar

Dates & Times
Thursday, March 26 @ 8 p.m.
Friday, March 27 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Regis University Northwest Denver (Lowell) Campus
Mountain View Room, Claver Hall
Tickets $7.00 

For more information and tickets contact the Office of Student Activities at 303.458.3505 or drop by the Office of Student Activities, Student Center, Room 214.

Show Summary

The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, is a loving parody of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

A die-hard Broadway fanatic listens to a record of the fictitious 1928 musical of The Drowsy Chaperone. As the record starts, The Drowsy Chaperone comes to life in his apartment. The Drowsy Chaperone centers around the wedding of two lovers: a famous showgirl and a son of an oil tycoon. Throw in a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of delightful madness.

The Regis Ramblers

The Regis Ramblers is an all-inclusive musical theater club - casting and welcoming any students who express an interest in being involved in a production.  Student led and run, and managed by the Office of Student Activities, annual participation in the club tops 50 students.  In addition to cast members, the Regis Ramblers now includes a thriving technical crew comprised of skilled students who contribute their stagecraft expertise in lighting, sound, set design, props and all of the other areas critical to making a large scale musical production happen.  While students of all academic interests and majors make up the core of the production, the program has benefited from the continued growth of Regis' music department and the continued improvement of performance space that has come with that growth.

As alumni can attest, the Ramblers are proud of their ability to perform at a high level through a variety of challenging venues on the Regis campus, starting with the Science Amphitheater and continuing on for several years in the Student Center Dining Hall.  Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year the Ramblers are eager to perform in the beautiful new Mountain View Room in Claver Hall.

The Regis Ramblers look forward to many more years of providing musical theater entertainment for the Regis community and the Metro-Denver Community.

Where it all Began

The Regis Ramblers musical theater club was started in the fall of 1995, by Regis computer science professor Dr. Dennis Steele and his daughter, Shannan.  Shannan at that time was a student at Regis, and together they began what has become an important piece of the Regis experience for hundreds of students and alumni.  In the spring of 1996, the Ramblers performed their first musical to a sold out audience..."Li'l Abner".  The following years would bring new challenges, teamwork, and a collection of Ramblers alumni who have continued to support and be entertained by the thriving club to which they once belonged.

Since its beginning, Dr. Steele has been, and remains, the backbone of the club, continuing in the role of faculty sponsor. He has contributed as a music director, band member, set builder, and overall source of support for each and every production.  Shannan Steele has choreographed all but two of the annual productions and has served as director/choreographer/vocal music director for the majority of the shows Ramblers has produced. Shannan is a professional actress in the Denver area, starring in award winning productions at the Arvada Center and at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 

Regis Ramblers' Past PerformancesRamblers

2014 Legally Blonde
2013 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2012 Duelin’ Doo Wop (World Premier Original Musical)
2011 Little Shop of Horrors
2010 Fame
2009 Annie Get Your Gun
2008 Grease
2007 FootlooseRamblers
2006 Crazy for You
2005 West Side Story
2004 Fiddler on the Roof
2003 Guys and Dolls
2002 South Pacific
2001 Camelot
2000 The Sound of MusicRamblers
1999 My Fair Lady
1998 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
1997 The Music Man
1996 Li'l Abner


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Anne Marie Gilje 

Vice President
Emily Elliott

Zoe Platt

Director, Music Director, Choreographer - Shannan Steele
Shannan started this club with her dad in 1995. She has been a professional actor/singer/dancer/choreographer for more than 10 years, having performed locally at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Arvada Center, and The Country Dinner Playhouse. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master's degree in physical therapy — both from Regis. She was named Best Supporting Actress in a Musical by the Denver Post in 2004, starred in Colorado's longest running show, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" at the Denver Center, and most recently performed in the regional premier of "Les Miserables."

Faculty Adviser - Dennis Steele
Dennis Steele teaches computer science at Regis College. Dennis has an extensive musical background. In high school he was the lead in several musicals and toured the US with a barbershop quartet. In college, he won a regional barbershop quartet contest as well as performed in The Music Man and toured Midwest colleges for three seasons with a quartet. In Iowa, he toured in the USO with The North Door. He had the privilege of performing with the Osmonds, Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Charlie Pride. He also spends his summers with the Blue Water Cowboy Band.