When a die hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce.
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.
PG Rated. Recommended for ages 8+ with parental guidance.
A witty valentine from musical theater lovers to the frothy tuners of the 1920s, "The Drowsy Chaperone" gets the audience on its side in the opening minutes and keeps them there for the duration.
— David Rooney for Variety
The best new musical of the season has arrived, and it ought to keep audiences smiling, laughing, and clapping their mitts off for some time to come.
— David Finkle for TheaterMania
Ana Clara Carvalho Bonet
At the Howe Theatre in
the R.I. Cultural Center
548 Main Street.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI.
June 1 8 pm
June 2 2 pm
June 2 8 pm
June 3 7 pm