Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and 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 have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
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.
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed by Vanessa Strahan
Music Direction by Dory Light
Choreographed by Jameson Osborne
Man in Chair: Charlie C
Janet Van De Graff: Mino KF (Th & Sat) | Isabella P (Fr & Sun)
The Drowsy Chaperone: Willow P (Th & Sat) | Eliza M (Fr & Sun)
Robert Martin: Haver MN
Aldolpho: Parker F
George: Khalil KF
Mrs. Tottendale: Zel L
Underling: James N
Feldzeig: Bow W
Kitty: Katie H (Th & Sat) | Mykenzie R (Fr & Sun)
Trix: Colby V
Gangster 1: Clare W (Th & Sat) | Natalie S (Fr & Sun)
Gangster 2: Jack C (Th & Sat) | Josie B (Fr & Sun)
Super/Featured Ensemble: Ruby S
Featured Ensemble: Amarie S, El W, Collette D, Naya S, Vianne C, Edyn R
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Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.
The Drowsy Chaperone is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com