The Drowsy Chaperone pays homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age, examining the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them.
The Man in Chair, a mousy, agoraphobic Broadway fanatic, seeking a cure for his “nonspecific sadness”, listens to a recording of a fictional 1928 musical comedy, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As he listens to this rare recording, he is transported into the musical and the characters appear in his dingy apartment which is transformed into an impressive Broadway set with seashell footlights, sparkling furniture, painted backdrops, and glitzy costumes.
The Broadway production opened in May 2006 at the Marquis Theatre and closed in December 2007 after 674 performances and 32 previews. It won six 2006 awards including: Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Book and Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Book.
Director: Daren A.C. Carollo
Choreographer: Sheri Stockdale
Musical Director: G. Scott Lacy
The Drowsy Chaperone is appropriate for ages 6 and up. The show is approximately 98 minutes with no intermission.