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To chase the blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favourite LP - the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone
. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical 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. The Drowsy Chaperone website
.Performers Joseph Alessi (Aldolpho), Selina Chilton (Kitty), Enyonam Gbesemete (Trix), Nickolas Grace (Underling), Nick Holder (Feldzeig), Cameron Jack (Gangster 2), Sean Kingsley (George), Steve Pemberton (Man in Chair), Elaine Paige (Drowsy Chaperone), John Partridge (Robert Martin), Anne Rogers (Tottendale), Adam Stafford (Gangster I), Summer Strallen (Janet van de Graaff, Nina French, Mark Goldthorp, Paul Iveson, Sherrie Pennington, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Vanessa Barmby, Chris Bennett, Vivienne Carlyle, Mark Dickinson, Lincoln Stone.
Music Lisa Lambert. Music Greg Morrison. Lyrics Lisa Lambert. Lyrics Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin. Book by Don McKellar. Producer Kevin McCollum. Producer Roy Miller. Producer Boyett Ostar. Producer Stephanie McClelland. Producer Barbara Freitag. Producer Jill Furman. Director Casey Nicholaw. Design David Gallo. Costume Gregg Barnes. Lighting Ken Billington. Lighting Brian Monahan. Sound Acme Sound Partners. Music Larry Blank (orchestration). Music Glen Kelly (dance and incidental music arrangements).
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