Gilbert & Sullivan To Present Drowsy Chaperone

September 27, 2015

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society Of Bermuda is getting set to present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ from October 1 through 10 at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall.

The play features music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, based on a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

The promo said, “Winner of 5 TONY Awards [including Best Book and Best Original Score], The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of a Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance after another.

“With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record – the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on.”

Gilbert-Sullivan Drowsy Chaperone

“Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, a female aviator and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

“Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical”, The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theater genre.”

The event poster promises “comedy, mix-ups and mayhem,” with a 1920s Gala Opening Night and complimentary after party planned; attendees are encouraged to “dress to impress for a night on the town.”

Tickets are available now at ptix.bm.

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