One Act, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version
When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce.
The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. With one showstopping song and dazzling dance after another, it is no wonder New York Magazine calledthis 5-time TONY Award-winning tune, “The Perfect Broadway Musical.”
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and he puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins, as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you've got a show soup dense with delicious delight!
The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, sending-up all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. The Drowsy Chaperone will fit perfectly into any company's season or school's calendar.
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FAME! The original High School for the Performing Arts, on which the show is based, boasts a strong list of graduates, including Jennifer Aniston, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Suzanne Vega and Eartha Kitt.