The Drowsy Chaperone takes Coronado stage Jan. 31
From press release
The most celebrated musical of the 2006 Broadway season, The Drowsy Chaperone, a completely original musical comedy, is coming to the Coronado Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.
Original direction and choreography by Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
Tickets, starting at $31.50, are on sale and can be purchased at the Coronado box office, online at www.coronadopac.org, or charge by phone at (815) 968-0595. Discounts are available for subscribers and groups of 20 or more.
The Drowsy Chaperone tells the story of a modern-day musical theater addict known simply as “Man in Chair.” To chase his blues away, he drops the needle on his favorite LP—the 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone.
From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair’s love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.
The cast includes Roberto Carrasco (Aldolpho), Marc de la Concha (Gangster No. 2), Matt David (Underling), Lindsay Devino (Kitty), Tim Hackney (Super), Britt Hancock (Feldzieg), Patti McClure (Drowsy Chaperone), Robert Micheli (George), Kristin Netzband (Mrs. Tottendale), Elizabeth Pawlowski (Janet Van De Graaff), Jen Percival (Trix), Dennis Setteducati (Gangster No. 1), Leigh Wakeford (Robert Martin), and John West (Man in Chair). Rounding out the cast are Erin Edelle, Lauren Gemelli, Brian Padgett, Corey Scheys and Jake Warnecke.
The Drowsy Chaperone received more Tony Awards than any other musical of the 2006 season, including Best Book (Bob Martin and Don McKellar); Original Score (Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison), Costume Design (Gregg Barnes) and Scenic Design (David Gallo).
The creative team for The Drowsy Chaperone includes direction recreated by Jay Douglas and choreography recreated by Tiffany Haas, sound design by Shannon Slaton.
Visit www.drowsychaperoneontour.com for more information.
From the Dec. 23-29, 2009 issue
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