“And he’s doing that for us right now!”
Dapper Drew of the Dapper Dans of Disneyland is another of the multi-color, multiple role Dappers. You can find him some days singing lead in purple and on others singing tenor in yellow and on occasion singing baritone in blue.
And while he is talented in the vocal parts of each role, in the past few months I’ve seen him most often as a tenor and that means in the role of the jokester.
Each Dapper Dan can interpret their role by bringing their own style and personality to it. So a punchline delivered by different performers can be said each time in a different tone.
And Dapper Drew telling jokes is the resident brat! (But adorably so!)
When he delivers the teasing jokes about his fellow Dapper Dans during their repartee, his style is to take gleeful joy in poking fun at the others!
It’s always naughty but never mean-spirited because he has this elfin prankishness that allows you to forgive pretty much anything he says because it’s got such a grin and a wink behind it! He just takes such pride in the mischief and in the bad jokes he gets to tell that you can’t help but laugh (or groan!).
But while puckish troublemaker and happy bad pun teller are some of my favorite qualities about a Dapper Drew performance, there is more to him than just the humor.
As noted, he’s a skilled singer, dancer and just all-around entertainer, comfortable taking the lead of the group to head their show or in either of the other roles.
I didn’t have the chance to see Drew with the Dapper Dans very often until recently, but now I know just what to look forward to when I see him and I definitely appreciate what he brings to the mix!
Is he your favorite performer?