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The Drowsy Chaperone

A Musical Within a Comedy

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Break a Leg Theater Works

Presents

The Drowsy Chaperone
A virtual production

Friday, July 16th 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 17th 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 18th  3:00 PM

LIVE STREAM TICKETS: $25.00

Join Break a Leg Theater Works as we present our upcoming virtual movie musical, The Drowsy Chaperone! This fantastic production was filmed in a COVID-safe manner over the winter and spring and features 24 extremely talented students from across the South Shore.


This magical piece of meta-theatre and playful, heartfelt parody of the 1920s musical comedy features a chirpy jazz age score by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a lively, clever book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, both of which were Tony winners in 2006.

Summary

When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottenham hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages: Janet Van de Graaff, glittering starlet of Feldzieg’s Follies, is leaving the stage for love, a turn of events which horrifies the angry and anxious Mr. Feldzieg, whose chief investor has sent two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs to make sure he stops the wedding. Hiring Aldolpho, a passionate man who's more vain than virile, to seduce the bride, is unsuccessful, as Janet’s chaperone, a boozy diva, who gets herself mistaken for the bride and seduced in Janet’s place. It is left to the eager best man, George, to quite by accident break up the happy pair, when he sends groom Robert Martin out to the garden, blindfolded, and in roller skates. Such are the antics of The Drowsy Chaperone, a fictitious 1928 musical comedy. This magical piece of meta-theatre and playful, heartfelt parody of the 1920s musical comedy features a chirpy jazz age score by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a lively, clever book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, both of which were Tony winners in 2006. The score boasts such tunes as the scenery-chomping “Show Off”, the sizzling and silly “I Am Aldolpho”, the catchy “Toledo Surprise”, and “As We Stumble Along”, a rousing optimistic hilarious anthem.