The Drowsy Chaperone: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Drowsy Chaperone revolves around a theatre enthusiast known as the Man in Chair. Seeking solace from a dreary day, he plays the record of his favorite 1928 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, which magically comes to life in his apartment. The musical within the musical unfolds as a wedding-day romp, complete with mistaken identities, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, and a chaperone who enjoys her cocktails a bit too much. Throughout, the Man in Chair provides commentary, sharing his love for musical theater and adding an element of humor and nostalgia.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Cast Size: 14+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1920s, Present / USA (NYC, Other)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison

Book: Bob Martin, Don McKellar

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2006)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, CanadianComedicFeel-GoodMetamusicalNarratorParodyTap Dance

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