The Drowsy Chaperone


The Drowsy Chaperone


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


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.

A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. With one show stopping song and dazzling dance after another, it is no wonder New York Magazine called this 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 masterfully meta musical. Sending up all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre, simply reading the dialogue alone inspires countless smiles and laughter. THE DROWSY CHAPERONE will fit perfectly into any company's season or school's calendar.

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Before coming to Broadway, the stage adaptation of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers toured the country featuring the stars of the classic movie musical, Howard Keel and Jane Powell.

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