‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ to close 2011 SummerStock Season; show opens tonight

“The Drowsy Chaperone” will wrap up the 2011 SummerStock season at The University of Findlay. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts on campus.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” runs at 8 p.m. July 20-23 and at 2 p.m. July 24.

The show pays homage to the predictably silly and delightful musical theater gems of the 1920s. Upon arrival, the audience is greeted by the narrator, Man in Chair. He is an adoring fan of vintage musicals and quickly decides to share his passion with the audience.

He plays an album of the original cast recording of his favorite, but fictional, Broadway musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” As soon as the needle has touched the record, the show comes “alive” right inside the Man in Chair’s apartment, complete with stock characters and silly sub-plots. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a magical play-within-a-play crammed full of every cliché, gag and gimmick from that wonderful era of musical theater.

Tickets are $15 per ticket for each show. Call the University’s Box Office at 419-434-5335 to purchase tickets. Tickets will be held at the Box Office until 10 minutes before curtain call, after which time they will be released.

SummerStock at The University of Findlay is seasonal theater performed at the university, using a core professional training company supplemented by graduate students and undergraduate students from across the country.

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Posted on July 20, 2011, in Pop Culture and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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