Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one hilarious, show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and offers to take the audience on a delightful journey through the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone". As the record plays, the show comes to life inside his apartment, including two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and a "drowsy" (i.e., intoxicated) chaperone. Add in an amazing score and remarkable tap dancing and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Hailed by "New York Magazine" as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. Don’t miss this show at Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse.
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