Tony Award-Winning Musical Comedy The Drowsy Chaperone at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for The Drowsy Chaperone was Friday July 11, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Brent Christensen
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A delightful evening of fun. Well directed and creatively presented. A surprise every minute. The reviewers were caught up comparing one cast with a version they saw last year and totally miss the fact that this encarnation is just as entertaining and delightful as it could possibly be. See it.
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Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Music and Best Book.
“Delightful, sparkling entertainment! You’ll be over the moon! We haven’t seen anything quite this original in a long time.” —Associated Press
“Ingenious! Few productions have ever pulled an audience so immediately and unconditionally on their side.” —New York Times
“Clever, gleeful and intelligent!” —The New Yorker
“You’re unlikely to have as funny an evening of theater this season as you will at this hilarious, side-splitting show.” —WNBC-TV
Welcome to The Drowsy Chaperone, the musical comedy with tons of laughs and the most 2006 Tony Awards of any musical on Broadway. It all begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called The Drowsy Chaperone, and the show magically bursts to life. The audience is instantly immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day.
Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw