Drowsy Chaperone

Drowsy Chaperone: As an unnamed musical theatre fanatic, known simple as the Man in the Chair, plays a recording of his favorite 1928 musical comedy to cheer himself up, the story of the show comes to life onstage. Hosted by Mrs. Tottendale, Broadway starlet Janet Van de Graaff is about to get married to debonair oil magnet Robert Martin. Janet's producer, Mr. Feldzeig finds himself pressured by gangster investors to keep Janet from leaving the Follies. The two henchmen pose as pastry chefs at the wedding while Mr. Feldzeig laments his fate to chorus girl Kitty. Meanwhile, the stressed best man George has sent Janet off under the dubious care of a half drunk chaperone, where she beings to question the upcoming nuptials. To top the chaos off, the Man's current day life and technical troubles keep interrupting the action as his phone rings, the LP is over-recorded and his power is shut off. Eventually, the Man's faith in the musical and an uproarious series of faux pas (including Robert's ruse to have Adolpho, self-proclaimed Spanish lover, seduce Janet) ends in a triple marriage and a literal honeymoon takeoff by private pilot Trix the Aviator. Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

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