The most celebrated musical of the 2006 Broadway season, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, will play its final performance at the Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on February 14, 2010. Original direction and choreography is by Tony Award® nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Tony Award® winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a book by Tony Award® winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
For tickets, visit www.tpac.org/drowsychaperone, call (615) 782-4040, or visit the TPAC Box Office (Downtown or at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in The Mall at Green Hills). For groups of 10 or more, contact TPAC Group Sales at (615) 782-4060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE tells the story of a modern day musical theater addict known simply as "Man in Chair." To chase his blues away, he drops the needle on his favorite LP - the 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.
"THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a wonderful show for fans of musical theatre," said Kathleen O'Brien, TPAC's president and CEO. "This new production, filled with great sets, costumes, and choreography, pays homage to the classic American musical, taking audiences on a heartwarming and hilarious ride. There's good reason why this show swept the Tony Awards, so don't miss this all-new classic."
The cast includes Roberto Carrasco (Aldolpho), Marc De La Concha (Gangster #2), Matt David (Underling), Lindsay Devino (Kitty), Erik M. Christensen (George), Tim Hackney (Super), Britt Hancock (Feldzieg), Patti McClure (Drowsy Chaperone), Kristin Netzband (Mrs. Tottendale), Elizabeth Pawlowski (Janet Van De Graaff), Deidra Grace (Trix), Dennis Setteducati (Gangster #1), Craig E. Treubert (Man in Chair), and Bradley Allan Zarr (Robert Martin). Rounding out the cast are Erin Edelle, Lauren Gemelli, Greg Kalafatas, Corey Scheys, and Jake Warnecke.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE received more Tony Awards® than any other musical of the 2006 season, including Best Book (Bob Martin and Don McKellar); Original Score (Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison), Costume Design (Gregg Barnes) and Scenic Design (David Gallo).
The creative team for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE includes direction recreated by Jay Douglas and choreography recreated by Tiffany Haas, sound design by Shannon Slaton.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.
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This performance of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is part of the HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC series. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include American Airlines and Coca-Cola. Nissan North America, Inc. is a Sustaining Partner for TPAC. Media sponsors for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE are the Tennessean, WJXA Mix 92.9, and WSMV Channel 4.
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing and supporting the presentation of the performing arts to the citizens of Tennessee. Its four stages are home to Broadway in Nashville at TPAC, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and a variety of special engagements. TPAC administers one of the largest and most comprehensive arts-in-education programs in the United States, offering learning opportunities for children and adults. The organization has served more than 1.5 million students from pre-school to high school over the past two decades. For more information, visit the web site, www.tpac.org.