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The Drowsy Chaperone
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Music by
Greg Morrison
Lyrics by
Lisa Lambert
Book by
Bob Martin, Don McKellar



"Created by award-winning Second City authors, this soph-twist-icated musical was the sleeper hit of the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival. "Outrageous humor! Openly affectionate and uproariously funny!" - Variety. A pampered Broadway starlet chooses marriage over show business. Her producer, desperate to save his career and re-pay gangster investors, sets out to sabotage the nuptials. Ruses are played, hi-jinks occur, and just before the plot spins completely out of control...everyone zeppelins down to Rio for a happy ending. This classic (albeit fictional) 1920's musical is narrated with sinister enthusiasm by a tweedy musical theatre fanatic who stops throughout to praise or mock certain scenes and to provide lurid details about the performers' sad real lives. A full production at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre was lauded by critics as "the best thing to happen to musical theatre in recent memory."
(from
National Alliance For Musical Theatre Website)


Productions
Toronto Fringe Festival, 1998
Theatre Passe Muraille, 1999
Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto, 2001
National Alliance For Musical Theatre, 2004
Broadway, 2006


 

 


The painting is 
Northern River
by Canadian artist 
Tom Thomson.

Tom Thomson (1877-1917)
Northern River, 1914-15
Oil on canvas, 115.1 x 102 cm 
National Gallery of Canada, 
Ottawa, ON. Canada

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