The Drowsy Chaperone
Underwritten by Vince & Kelly Nahr
The Drowsy Chaperone is a lavish 1920s musical with vaudeville gags and Charlestons galore! Robert Martin is set to marry Janet van de Graaf, a young Broadway starlet giving up performing. But between Janet's inebriated Chaperone, the oblivious hostess Mrs. Tottendale, the egomaniacal lothario Adolpho, and Janet's scheming producer, Feldzieg, there are more than enough hijinks to go around! Of course, that's not the musical we're putting on. Instead, prepare for The Drowsy Chaperone, which tells of the eccentric and melancholy Man In Chair, who puts on a record of his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and imagines the show springing to life in his apartment.
Through his eyes, we learn why some of the gags performed have been distorted by historical context, how some of the characters we're seeing are products of questionable acting talent, and what the truth is behind the darkness that haunts the Man in Chair.