Venue Details

22094 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 584 members
Review from S. Craig

Spectacularly clever and witty. The narrator breaks through the "third wall" and involves the audience in a unique and delightful way. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

reviewed Nov 16 2005 report as inappropriate
Review from Austin Nation

It really didn't do that much for me.

reviewed Nov 27 2005 report as inappropriate
Review from B.P.

Oh My Gosh! This was the best. I hope it does great on Broadway. The perfect show for all ages.

reviewed Nov 23 2005 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Outrageous humor! An openly affectionate and uproariously funny tribute to a bygone era.” —Variety
The recent Toronto production of The Drowsy Chaperone was lauded as " the best thing to happen to musical theatre in recent memory."

Description

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Directed by Casey Nicholaw

This pre-Broadway musical is a deliciously silly and affectionate love letter to the great musicals of the gay 1920’s —a time when the champagne flowed, the caviar chilled and all the world was a guilty pleasure.

This fabled 1928 Gable & Stein musical classic tells the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to marry. Her producer sets out to sabotage the nuptials or it’s curtains for him. Enter the chaperone, the debonair groom, a dizzy chorine, the Latin lover, and a couple of gangsters. Ruses are played. Hi-jinks occur. And the plot spins completely out of control!

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