Diablo Theatre Company Musical Season

Feb 11 - Mar 5, 2011

Welcome to The Drowsy Chaperone, the musical comedy with tons of laughs and the most 2006 Tony® Awards of any musical on Broadway! It all begins when a die-hard musical theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and the show magically bursts to life. We are instantly immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast and the audience soaring to the rafters.

Overview

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.

Artistic Staff

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.

Posted on June 2nd, 2010