The Drowsy Chaperone
Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:48 am by Tim Dustrude
San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, opens THIS Friday!
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. Don’t miss this hilarious musical within a comedy, directed by Cathi Nett!
Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11 7:30 pm
Thursdays* through Saturdays, May 16–18 & May 23–25 7:30 pm
Sundays, May 12, 19 & 26 2:00 pm
Tickets: Adults: $23, Student Reserved: $12, $5 Student RUSH at door only
*Thursdays are “Pay What You Can” at the door
In addition, we will be having an Opening Night Reception!
Friday, May 10 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Steele Memorial Garden & Patio at SJCT.
Tickets: All tickets $25 each. Guests must be 21 years and older
CATS requests the honor of your presence at a Wedding Reception! Follies star, the beautiful and talented Janet Van De Graaff, is marrying handsome toothpaste model, Robert Martin. It’s the wedding of the year, and you’re invited! It’s 1928, but Prohibition won’t stand in the way of a well-mixed Gimlet! Farhad Ghatan will be on the piano, and there will be hors d’oeuvres by King’s Deli. 1920’s costumes are optional but encouraged! Tickets are limited!
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