6/14/2012 - 7/8/2012
Running 6/14/2012 to 7/8/2012
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed and Choreographed by Gwen Arment
Musical Direction by John Ebner
The show begins when a lonely musical-theater fan — known only as Man in Chair — seeks to cure his "non-specific sadness" by listening to the original cast recording of his favorite Broadway musical from the late 1920s, a smash hit called The Drowsy Chaperone. As the needle drops on his record player, the Jazz Age-era show and its wacky cast of characters suddenly come to life in his dumpy apartment! It’s a hilarious show-within-a-show packed with musical and comedic delights!
Winner of five 2006 Tony Awards — including best score and best book — The Drowsy Chaperone is a delightful valentine to Broadway musicals of old, complete with loveable stock characters.
The Drowsy Chaperone introduces us to Janet Van De Graaff, a young Broadway starlet about to be married. There’s her producer, Mr. Feldzieg, who’s eager to stop the nuptials. Attached to the producer is a dizzy chorus girl. We also meet the handsome and carefree bridegroom, his tap-dancing best man, two gangsters pretending to be pastry chefs, a conceited Latin song-and-dance man, an aviatrix, and a daffy rich woman and her foppish butler. And then there’s the vampish, slightly older — and slightly tipsy! — woman known as The Drowsy Chaperone, who’s supposed to be keeping an eye on the blushing bride!
Against this Roaring ‘20s backdrop, hilarity ensues as The Drowsy Chaperone serves up clever songs and a gleeful story about love and marriage — complete with all the witty post-modern asides interjected by Man in Chair, who comments on the action as his favorite musical magically unspools in his apartment.
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Man in Chair — PATRICK MICHAEL DUKEMAN
The Drowsy Chaperone — AMANDA DAVIS
Janet Van De Graaff — MOLLY WEIDIG
Robert Martin — SCOTT MIESSE
George — SHANE HURST
Aldolpho — RYAN BERGERON
Mrs. Tottendale — KAREN L. WOOD
Underling — AL KLESH
Feldzieg — KEVIN KANE
Kitty — MICHELLE RAE CHAHO
Trix — SARAH ELAINE BAILEY
Gangsters/Pastry Chefs — JONATHAN MERECHANT and DANIEL O'DONNELL
The Superintendent — MIKE GROOM
Ensemble — BRITTANY DOLINAR, JOHNNY LUOMA, KATIE O'CONNER and ADAM VIGNEAULT
THE CREATIVE TEAM
GWEN ARMENT — Director and Choreographer
JOHN EBNER — Musical Director
JASON BRYAN MAURER — Stage Manager
CASEY JONES — Sound Designer
BRANDON DAVIES — Lighting Designer
TODD DIERINGER, JEN DRAHER and JAMIE ORITI — Properties Co-Designers
JASEN J. SMITH — Costume Designer
ALAN SCOTT FERRALL — Scenic Designer and Technical Director
KATHY KOHL — Assistant Technical Director