Sunday February 19, 2012 / 5:00pmThe Drowsy Chaperone
Assigned at Box Office
How was your experience?
Even minus the the theater drama the show itself was not one I would personally recommend. The storyline wasn't great, but the singers were good. This is a MATURE show with references to various adult topics. There were some patrons that laughed throughout. Remember this show is set in 1928 so there are some racial stereotypes used (reflective of the actual musicals and theater plays of the time). The theater area was tightly packed. Ordinarily this would NOT have been an issue except that the theater staff warned ALL SEATED PATRONS - 3 times - PRIOR to the start of the play that there was no intermission and if you needed to use the restroom now was the time to do so. Yet, of course there were 10-15 patrons who distracted from the play but getting up and moving around the tightly confined theater space to either go to the restrooms or do whatever. Of course, these same patrons remained seated during the 3 announcements made by the theater staff. There were numerous times we could not hear the actors lines because a 10-year old seated in our row asked questions throughout the entire play. You know if your child is well behaved or not and if not PLEASE do not ruin the show for the rest of the patrons by bringing them. Why would someone bring a child to a MATURE show anyways?! Yes, the show was entertaining, but storyline not nearly as good as previous shows we've seen at OnStage Atlanta.