MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
BOOK BY Bob Martin & Don McKellar
Theatre Charlotte's Student Theatre Guild presents this 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. 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.
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.
Friday, July 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 23 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, July 24 at 2:30pm