The Drowsy Chaperone
In the darkness, we hear a theatregoer’s lament, and a prayer for the current state of the theatrical art. The lights come up; we see a rather ordinary man, sitting in a chair in his rather ordinary New York apartment. Admitting to a state of “non-specific sadness,” he asks us to escape with him as he plays the LP of his favorite musical: Gable & Stein’s, The Drowsy Chaperone.
Dropping the needle on his hi-fi, Man-in-Chair’s imagination takes flight with the sound of a full orchestra. Soon, into his apartment parades the entire cast of the original 1928 production. The Drowsy Chaperone cleverly and magically blooms to life, telling the hilarious tale of a pampered Broadway starlet and her debonair fiancé, an overzealous producer, a dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a couple of bumbling gangsters. Ruses are played. Hijinks occur. And the plot spins everyone into musical comedy euphoria. Man-in-Chair’s infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, this loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical features one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
Directed & Choreographed by Vincent Ratsavong
Musical Direction by Derrick Lacasse
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