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What’s On (Edmonton): “The Drowsy Chaperone” – MacEwan University

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What’s On (Edmonton): “The Drowsy Chaperone” – MacEwan University

The Drowsy Chaperone

Meta-musical pokes fun at musical theatre genre

The MacEwan University Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications is pleased to present the hilariously satirical musical The Drowsy ChaperoneNovember 23 – December 3, 2016 at the John L. Haar Theatre, Centre for the Arts and Communications (10045 156 Street).

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. In a tiny apartment, a man in a chair puts on his favourite record – the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording serendipitously comes to life and our show begins. Featuring 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, you have all of the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Hailed by New York Magazine as, “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a meta-musical that pokes fun at all the tropes of the musical theatre genre.

This magical musical comedy is directed by Kate Ryan, with musical direction by Cathy Derkach and choreography by Jason Hardwick. Set design is by C.M. Zuby, with lighting design by Geoff George, costume design by Melissa Cuerrier and sound and video design by Wade Staples.

“The Drowsy Chaperone celebrates what we all love about musicals – the power to help us escape into another world. It does all this with a bold but loving touch. The Drowsy Chaperone is a smart, romantic and hilarious love letter to the jazz age musical.” – Kate Ryan

Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on November 27 at 2 p.m. Please note there is no show on Monday, November 28. Tickets for The Drowsy Chaperone are $15.00 to $20 and are available through TIX on the Square, 780-420-1757 or tixonthesquare.ca. Tickets are also available at the door for $25 ($20 for students/seniors 55+).

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