Dominican University’s Performing Arts Center presents a student production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Drowsy Chaperone the weekend of November 15-17. The musical will be held in the university’s Lund Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest.
With music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of a 1920s American musical comedy. The story revolves around a timid, agoraphobic Broadway fanatic who, while playing a record of his favorite musical, fantasizes that the production has come to life. Suddenly his dingy apartment is transformed into an impressive set with all of the typical Broadway accoutrements, including seashell footlights, painted backdrops and glitzy costumes as well as such stock characters as the unflappable English butler, the Broadway impresario, the ditzy chorine and comic gangsters.
The play debuted in 1998 in Toronto and opened on Broadway in 2006, winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score.
The Drowsy Chaperone will be presented on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $17 for the general public, $12 for seniors. For more information, visit http://events.dom.edu/performing-arts/calendar-events