The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia

The Drowsy Chaperone

Where:
Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre, Windsor
Date:
Sat. February 3, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details:
Quick As A Wink Theatre Society proudly presents The Drowsy Chaperone with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKeller. The Drowsy Chaperone is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MIT. www.MTIshows.com.

When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottenham hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages: Janet Van de Graaff, glittering starlet of Feldzieg’s Follies, is leaving the stage for love, a turn of events which horrifies the angry and anxious Mr. Feldzieg, whose chief investor has sent two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs to make sure he stops the wedding. Hiring Aldolpho, a Latin lover more vain than virile, to seduce the bride, is unsuccessful, as Janet’s chaperone, a drunken diva, gets herself mistaken for the bride and seduced in Janet’s place. It is left to the eager best man, George, to quite by accident break up the happy pair, when he sends groom Robert Martin out to the garden, blindfolded, and in roller skates. Such are the antics of The Drowsy Chaperone, a fictitious 1928 musical comedy. This magical piece of meta-theatre and playful, heartfelt parody of the 1920s musical comedy features a chirpy jazz age score by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a lively, clever book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, both of which were Tony winners in 2006. The score boasts such tunes as the scenery-chomping “Show Off”, the sizzling and silly “I Am Aldolpho”, the double-entendre laden “Toledo Surprise”, and “As We Stumble Along”, that rousing anthem to optimistic alcoholism.

Under the direction of Toven MacLean, with musical direction by Joan Whidden, The Drowsy Chaperone features local talent from several performers including Justin Brown, Becca Guilderson, Mike Butler, Tyler Hall, and Sherri Bezanson. Supporting actors include Callie Mackintosh, Laura GIllis, David Foley, Kerrianne Ryan, Kerri B., Isaac McWhinnie, Joanna Bond, Nicole Grass, Kaela Biro, Lana Dauphinee, Thea Koenig, Alan Slipp, and Max Cole.
Cost:
Adults: $20 Seniors/Students: $16 Children 12 and under: $12
Email:
info@quickasawinktheatre.ca
Website:
qaaw.ca/

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