Friday, February 11, 2011

"Drowsy Chaperone" Opens Tonight at Magnuson's Seattle Musical Theatre

Tonight is the opening of theTony award winning production "The Drowsy Chaperone" at Magnuson's Seattle Musical Theatre, running through March 5th.

This is the first Seattle based production of The Drowsy Chaperone, starring local actor, Jon Lutyens, originally showing on Broadway in 2006. The original production won nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won five, including Best Book and Best Score, and played 674 performances.

"The Drowsy Chaperone is the tale of a modern day musical theater maven, known simply as 'Man in Chair.' To chase
his blues away, he drops the needle on his favorite LP - the 1928 madcap musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. As
his hi-fi crackles, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage," the website says.

"We learn the tale of the pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up showbiz to get hitched, and her producer's attempts to sabotage her impending nuptials. Hilarious antics ensue with her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorus girl, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters masquerading as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater."

Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm and a special Thursday performance on March 3rd at 7:30pm.

Seattle Musical Theatre (formerly Civic Light Opera) is located in Magnuson Park, at 7120 62nd Avenue NE. Parking is free.

Tickets are $30-$40 with special rates for seniors, students and group sales.

Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 206-363-2809.

(photos courtesy of theatre website)

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