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Spotlight On: Ralene Goff



Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of The Drowsy Chaperone. Get to know Ralene Goff who is portraying Mrs. Tottendale!




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hi There! I am Ralene Goff and I am playing Mrs. Tottendale. I am an elementary school music teacher, children’s book author, and corgi mom. I have been involved in theater since the 4th grade when I landed the lead comedy role of the Princess in an after school  theater club, and have been hooked ever since. I enjoy all aspects of theater including script writing and occasionally directing. I especially love sharing the stage with my husband Fred, who is hysterical in this show! 


What is challenging about bringing this script to life?

I think the most challenging part of this show is getting the timing perfect. There is fast-paced comedy, stops and starts, and quick wit that makes this clever show so much fun. Timing is everything.


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I saw “Drowsy” a few years ago at The Goodspeed and fell in love with it. So, when I heard that CTC was doing it this season, I was thrilled and really hoped to be involved. 


Who is the show is most like their character?

That’s a tough question. People are so good at performing their roles that they literally have you believing that they ARE that character. But if I HAD to choose, I kind of think my husband, Fred is a lot like his character because he has performed so much opera. He is not Italian, but he sure can sing an amazing aria!!


What’s going to surprise people about this show?

I think that people are going to be amazed at how much they will be entertained. After all, isn’t that the point? 


What will the audience be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show?

People will drive away with big smiles on their faces and happy joy in their hearts after seeing this show. They will be asking “When is the next show at CTC and how soon can I buy tickets?”


The Drowsy Chaperone opens December 1st and runs through December 17th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.