The Drowsy Chaperone: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Drowsy Chaperone revolves around a theatre enthusiast known as “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 unfolds as a wedding-day romp, complete with mistaken identities and gangsters posing as pastry chefs. Man in Chair provides commentary throughout, sharing his love for musical theatre and adding an element of nostalgia.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Cast Size: 14+

Genre: ComedySpoof

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-GoodMetamusicalNarrator, Original, SpoofTap Dance

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