The award-winning Stratford Playhouse will be presenting The Drowsy Chaperone January 30 through February 8, 2020 under the direction of its artistic director, CeCe Prudhomme.
The production’s student director Janet Hagedorn says “To cheer himself up from feeling blue, a current day musical theatre fanatic, “Man in Chair” drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. The uproariously hilarious musical is brought to life inside his New York apartment. Mix-ups, mayhem and a happy wedding time for all, The Drowsy Chaperone is a feel-good family friendly show.” This Tony Award winning musical features the best book of a musical by Bob Martin & Don McKellar and the best original score by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the end of an era at the original Stratford auditorium by closing with The Drowsy Chaperone. This is the perfect homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age, examining the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them,” says Prudhomme. As the director at Stratford for over 25 years, she is grateful for the continuing support of the community and “Looks forward to celebrating this historic moment in the narrative of the Stratford Playhouse.” Construction of the new auditorium begins after the close of the show and will open in 2021.
Tickets for The Drowsy Chaperone are $17 and available for purchase online, shsplayhouse.org, or at the Stratford Box Office. Performances are scheduled for January 30, 31 and February 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. on February 1 and 9. Performances will take place for the last time at Stratford High School’s original main stage theatre, 14555 Fern Drive. For more information or to buy tickets, go online or call 713-251-3449. The Drowsy Chaperoneis presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).