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March
Director/Choreography
Music Director
Janet Van De Graaff
Trix the Aviatrix/Ensemble
Ensemble/u/s George/Gangster #1
The Drowsy Chaperone
Man in Chair
Superintendent/Ensemble/u/s The Drowsy Chaperone/Mrs. Tottendale
Ensemble/Dance Captain/u/s Adolpho/Superintendent
Gangster #2
Mrs. Tottendale
Robert Martin
Underling
Assistant Director/Choreographer/Swing/u/s Janet/Kitty/Trix
Assistant Director/Choreographer/Swing/u/s Robert/Gangster #2
u/s Man in Chair, Underling, Feldzeig
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Props Artisan
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Production Assistant
Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor
Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
Head Electrician
Audio Supervisor
Sound Engineer/A1
Moving Light Programmer
Follow Spot Operator
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A refreshing musical cocktail that’s like a bubble bath for your heart.  But with tap dancing. And spit takes.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar
Directed and Choreographed by Larry Sousa
Music Direction by Matthew Stern
Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission. 
2023/24 Season Sponsors:
Paul Kastner
G. Lee & Diana Humphrey
Orchestra Sponsors: Larry & Mary Shaw
Choreography Sponsor: Richard Rousseau
Sound Sponsors: Jo-An Heileman and Madelyn & Paul Sorensen
Celebrating 50 Years Corporate Sponsor:
Summary

A comfortable chair with an old record crackling away is the perfect cure for the “blues” for a charming but lonely “Man in Chair”, our guide into the world of the show-within-a-show, The Drowsy Chaperone. His favorite cast album from the Jazz Age comes to fizzy life complete with a self-admiring showgirl, her gin-soaked chaperone, a saucy Latin lover, a bumbling best man, a clueless soon-to-be groom, and a cornucopia of characters from a befuddled producer, to a dippy hostess and gangsters posing as pastry chefs. This bubbly love letter to musical theater sparkles with one show-stopper after another, mix-ups, mayhem, and a wedding (or two).  

Content Warning: Comedic sexuality and alcohol use.
Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States 
** Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE
° Stage Directors and Choreographers Society  
"It’s not clear who is having a better time at “The Drowsy Chaperone,” the audience or the cast. Let’s call it a draw.”-Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
"There is no shortage of talent on this stage and the superb stagecraft (Seth Bodie, costumes; John Malinowski, lighting; Alex Berg, sound) will give Boston audiences all the thrill of a Broadway musical, but up close and at a reasonable price."-Lynn Weiss, Stage & Cinema
"This is easily one of the most clever, most energetic and most enjoyable musicals presented this entire season."-Kevin T. Baldwin, METRMag.com
"The Drowsy Chaperone” is the right show at the right time.”-Rich Fahey, On Boston Stages
“What I love about ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is that it gives us all that 1920s dazzle, all that super bright entertainment,” Sousa said. “Then, late in the show, it reveals its superpower, its gut punch.”-Jed Gottlieb, The Boston Herald
"Melendy’s sincerity, wry delivery, and easy charm set the tone for the rest of the show, where the acting is impeccable, the vocals are terrific, the songs are catchy, and the script is funny"-Michele Markarian, Theater Mirror
"Celebrate Spring with love, laughter and the magic of a good musical."-Susan Mulford, Boston and Beyond