The Drowsy Chaperone: The Tony Award-Winning Musical, Courtesy of the SpeakEasy Stage Company
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The picture-perfect facade of '50s-era family life is torn away in Far From Heaven, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated romantic melodrama from director Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Mildred Pierce). While managing a household that would show-up the Cleavers in its neatness and apparent civility, a Connecticut housewife discovers her husband's secret ... only to seek comfort in a forbidden relationship of her own. Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and the creators of the musical Grey Gardens collaborated on this romantic musical that evokes Haynes' original inspiration: the lush, Technicolor brilliance of the films of Douglas Sirk. Now, for its Boston premiere, Scott Edmiston directs a smart and sophisticated production at the SpeakEasy Stage. Learn More
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This play is very skillfully done. It's farcically funny and well acted. The music is engaging, and the dancing--particularly the tap dancing--is excellent. It's fun watching how the narrator is woven into the plot about an old, "seemingly"...continued
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Mayhem, mix-ups and a gay (in the old sense of the word) wedding mark the high-spirited hijinx of this delightful show, which won five 2006 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.
Featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone begins when a die-hard musical fan plays a favorite cast album on his turntable, and the show magically bursts to life in his living room. Instantly he is immersed in the hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day in a show that pays tribute to American musicals of the Jazz Age.
Popular Boston actress Karen MacDonald stars as the Drowsy Chaperone in the SpeakEasy production, which also features Will McGarrahan as Man in Chair; Thomas Derrah as the dashing lothario Aldopho; McCaela Donovan as Janet Van De Graaff; Kerry A. Dowling as Mrs. Tottendale; and Robert Saoud as Underling.
Also featured are Tiffany Chalothorn, David Christensen, Michael Coup, Sarah Drake, Ryan Halsaver, Joe Longthorne, Alison McCartan, Nellanna, Shawn Platzker, Brian Swasey, and J.T. Turner.
Longtime SpeakEasy collaborator David Connolly will direct and choreograph this production, his first directorial role for SpeakEasy. His artistic team includes musical director Nicholas James Connell and assistant choreographer Jerusha Aman.
About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy StageOver the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston's premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.
Recently, SpeakEasy was singled out by Variety, the entertainment newspaper, as a force in regional theater and a champion of small, often overlooked musicals.