The Drowsy Chaperone burst onto Broadway in 2006 and earned 13 Tony Award nominations, winning five Awards including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. The show’s narrator, a musical theatre enthusiast, invites us into his home to share with us his favorite musical comedy from the 1920s. As he turns on his record player, the musical comes to life and his home transforms into the show’s set.
Omahans who saw the show on Broadway instantly fell in love with this show-within-a-show. They called it a clever, original and hilarious musical that brings the roaring 20s to life on the stage.
So what makes The Drowsy Chaperone stand out from other offerings on Broadway?
|Megan McGuire as the Chaperone, Dave Wingert as Man in Chair, Paul Hanson as George, Molly McGuire as Janet, Joseph O'Connor as Robert|
ORIGINAL AND CLEVER
With the Great White Way full of movie and book adaptations, jukebox musicals and revivals, a brand new script with an original concept is refreshing. And ask anyone familiar with the show and one resounding adjective is CLEVER.
“I saw it on Broadway and fell in love with its cleverness and LOVED that it wasn't based on any prior material like so many shows these days.”
“It's incredibly original, and yet each of the performers is a slight wink to someone real from the 20s and 30s.”
SMART AND FUNNY
Praise of the script is abundant for this show, so it is no surprise that The Drowsy Chaperone won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical – an award that focuses on the storyline of a musical.
“It was simply a funny, smart song and dance show. It really celebrates the tradition of musical comedy - with all its absurdity - which I think sometimes gets lost in the extreme commercialization of Broadway. (Also it's short. I LOVE shows under 2 hours.)
Actor – George in The Drowsy Chaperone
“I’ve seen it six times! It's rolling in your seat hilarious! So smartly written, catchy tunes.”
|Paul Hanson as George and Joseph O'Connor as Robert Martin|
WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?
Those who have seen The Drowsy Chaperone just flat out love it.
“I saw it twice on Broadway and fell in love. It is an ode to all things wonderful about old-fashioned musicals, with funny, heart-warming, modern narration. You can't help leave the theatre happier than you were when you came in!”
“I love everything that involves a show within a show, especially when it features my favorite era. It's brilliant.”
“I love it because it is a show for people who love to go to the theatre without being too into itself. Also, I cry EVERY SINGLE TIME I hear the finale. If you aren't moved by the amazing ending, you just aren't human! Twists and turns! Endless hilarity!”
|Molly McGuire as Janet Van de Graaf|
The Drowsy Chaperone, the clever musical-within-a-musical, is the perfect evening of theatre for those who love to be entertained! Tickets are on sale now. Single tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students. For groups of 12 or more, tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students. For tickets, visit the Box Office, call (402) 553-0800 or click here. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, tickets to that night’s performance will be available for $10 at the Box Office starting at 4 p.m. with cash or check only.