The Drowsy Chaperone: The Tony Award-Winning Musical, Courtesy of the SpeakEasy Stage Company
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The last date listed for The Drowsy Chaperone was Sunday June 19, 2011 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
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Russian-born comedian Yakov Smirnoff has had an immensely successful career on television, film… 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.