MadKap Productions 2017-2018 Play Series
Bob Martin and Don McKellar music and lyrics by
Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Sept 8 - Oct 7, 2017
Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm
Sun at 2:00 pm
Thur Oct 5 at 7:30 pm
Sept 22, 29 or 30
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.
Directed by Stephen M. Genovese
with music direction by Aaron Kaplan and choreography by Julie Salk.
Starring Rachel Whyte and Christopher Johnson. With Mark Anderson, Nick Arceo, Sean Barrett, Abby Boegh, Zeke Dolezalek, Sabrina Edwards, Edward Fraim, Connor Hernandez, Megan Leigh, Joe Lewis, Bob Sanders, Debby Shellard, James Spangler as the Man in the Chair, and Mandi Corrao as the Drowsy Chaperone.
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