ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
A Musical Within a Comedy
When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. 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.
Music & Lyrics by LISA LAMBERT and GREG MORRISON
Book by BOB MARTIN and DON MCKELLAR
Evan Pappas, Director
Liza Gennaro, Choreographer
David Loud, Music Director
Dominique Fawn Hill, Costume Designer
Nikiya Mathis, Wig, Hair, and Makeup Designer
Kelley Shih, Lighting Designer
Scott Stauffer, Sound Designer
Megan P. G. Kolpin, Props Coordinator
Angela F. Kiessel, Production Stage Manager
Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.
I’m excited to welcome you to The Drowsy Chaperone, MSM Musical Theatre’s fourth virtual musical and our third collaboration with the video production team at Super Awesome Friends—Jim Glaub, Scott Lupi and Rebecca Prowler. They, along with our writers, directors, choreographers, designers, musical directors, musicians, stage managers, zoom managers, assistants, editors, production staff, and incredible student crews, have made these virtual performances possible. Following the lead of the theatre industry, we’ve adapted to a new medium and adjusted our creative impulses from stage to screen.
With the virtual process, MSM MT turned pandemic challenges into positive and valuable learning experiences for our students, introducing them to self-recording techniques and preparing them to engage in a transformed industry.
All productions have been filmed following all MSM COVID-19 regulations, including physical distancing, room vacancy, and face-covering requirements. Some scenes include multiple students without face coverings who are made to appear together through video editing. Students appearing without face coverings recorded themselves alone in a room, in their homes, and/or in accordance with local safety protocols in their location.
With its unbridled expression of love for musical theatre, The Drowsy Chaperone is the perfect antidote to a year spent without live performance. We hope you enjoy the show!
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New York, New York 10027
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