It’s official! The Drowsy Chaperone is now one of the best musicals I’ve seen! Broadway at Music Circus put on a spectacular production with fun and exciting musical numbers, hilarious jokes and comedy, an entertaining story, and some theater magic. I am thrilled I got to see this show with the Broadway Sacramento Ambassadors before it leaves Sacramento.
Don’t miss your chance to check it out while it’s showing now until July 14th in Sacramento’s Wells Fargo Pavilion. It’s a quick 90 minute show with no intermission. I know “no intermission” sounds a little crazy, but I think it made the show even better!
New York Magazine says this is “the perfect Broadway musical” and I have to agree. With multiple Emmy award winner, actor, writer, and comedian Bruce Vilanch and the rest of the fabulous cast, this show really transports you into the Jazz Era theater scene. Personally, I loved Bradley Dean as Adolpho because he made you laugh whenever he was on stage! Two more of my favorite parts were the tap dancing in “Cold Feets” and the whole “Show Off” number!
What It’s All About
This production is not quite like any of the other Broadway shows I’ve seen! It’s described as a “play inside of a play” since it’s a parody of 1920s musical theater, which the narrator of the show loves and enjoys.
Basically, a huge fan of musical theater, knows as Guy in Chair, plays a record of his favorite 1928 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and it springs to life around him! As the musical goes on, Guy in Chair narrates what’s happening, completely breaks the 4th wall, points out foreshadowing, skips his least favorite parts, and has many more silly interactions with the audience.
But what’s The Drowsy Chaperone he’s watching actually about? Well, the story follows famous showgirl, Janet, as she leaves theater behind to marry a man she met on a cruise. However her show’s producer wants to stop the wedding so he doesn’t get in trouble, and he’ll do whatever it takes. In the mean time, everyone is planning for a wedding and having to face the struggles that love and weddings bring. Now, our “Chaperone” is always drowsy since she’s drinking all the time despite prohibition and she doesn’t do a great job with ensuring Janet doesn’t see Robert before the wedding (the old can’t see the bride or it’s bad luck idea)!
Along the way, there are romances, drama, undercover theater gangsters, 1920s humor, and other stereotypical musical elements. As crazy as it sounds… this musical is AWESOME!
Don’t Miss Out!
Make sure to see this spectacular production of The Drowsy Chaperone in Sacramento until July 14th! Trust me, you do not want to miss this one… it’s that good. Tickets range from $45 to $88 per person and let me say, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
One quick word from Music Circus, the show does contain some adult level humor, so make sure you’re ready for that! In my opinion, it makes the show even better and captures the mood of the 1920s!