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reader ½ doc The Drowsy Chaperone A Musical Within a Comedy 9781423425656  Greg Morrison  [Read] ➱ The Drowsy Chaperone A Musical Within a Comedy ➹ Greg Morrison – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Ten songs from the hilarious Broadway musical that won the most 2006 Ork Critics' Circle and Drama Desk awards for Best Musical Includes Accident Waiting to H The Drowsy Chaperone takes place in a man’s modern day apartment It starts out with him talking about his non specific sadness a state that he calls “blue” He gets away from his sadness and anxiety by listening to his music He is very old fassioned in character and enjoys listening to old records He talks about his favorite record called The Drowsy Chaperone which involves “mix ups mayhem and a gay wedding” He plays the record and the musical comes to life in his apartment with the man making comments and singing along throughout Because it is just a sound recording the whole musical is interpreted through his imagination The Drowsy Chaperone the play that the man is listening to is about a big Broadway star Janet Van De Graff getting married to Robert Martin Janet says that when she gets married she is going to give up her life on the stage Her producer Mr Feldzieg knows that when he loses his leading lady “Feldzieg’s Follies” is not going to exist any He hires Aldolpho the Latin “King of Romance” to seduce Janet so that the wedding will get called off Janet wondering if Robert really loves her leaves the bridal suite looking for him Aldolpho runs into the bridal suite searching for Janet but the only one in the room is the constantly drunken chaperone who tricks Aldolpho into thinking that she is the bride thus Aldolpho makes love to the wrong woman Throughout the show Robert and Janet’s wedding is constantly being called off then called back on Everyone ends up getting married at the end The show ends and the man is sitting in his chair and talking about how a musical can take you away from the horrors of everyday life I rated it 5 stars because I would still laugh my head off after reading the script and performing it multiple times “The point of a musical is to take you away to a place that always works out well in the end” This uote is said by the man at the end of the show after talking about the flaws and lame ness of the show This uote shows the hidden desire of the man and how he can feel like everything is fine when he listens to his musical records “Aldolpho will make love to the bride That will show people Aldolpho is no scoundrel” This uote is said by Aldolpho near the beginning of the show This uote shows the silliness of the show This show will make you tear up from both the comedy and tear up from the deepness of his monologues and reflections

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Ten songs from the hilarious Broadway musical that won the most 2006 Tonys plus the New Y I just saw my local community theatre's performance of this this weekend Wonderful I didn't know anything about this show and assumed it was a dusty old dated farce revived simply for its pure silliness I was almost right It is in fact new 2007 and it is a deeply resonant examination of the draw of all those old silly stereotyped mid century musicals to a disenfranchised ie gay audience Man in Chair entertains us with an invitation into his New York City apartment and a listen to one of his favorite records yes records of the fictitious 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone He skips through to his favorite scenes all of which are utterly politically incorrect trite or just plain ridiculous and explains why he loves them anyway Of course we have the ubiuitous torch song by the aging diva singing a tribute to alcoholism hello Judy Ethel the overly sentimental ballad to lost love kiss kiss Tallulah the flaming homosexual playing the lead male love interest hey there Billy Haines and we even get a visit from lesbian Trix the Aviatrix Is that you Amelia? Man in Chair peppers the performance with laugh out loud commentary both on the action of the musical and a current interpretation of it With tongue in cheek Man says Theatre was the only place that dumb people could make a living before television This show had me both laughing giddily and understanding a bit better just what it is about musical comedy actors and the theatre itself that I treasure so much

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The Drowsy Chaperone A Musical Within a ComedyAppen Bride's Lament Cold Feets I Am Aldolpho I Remember Love Show Off Toledo Surprise an Granted what truly made this the brilliant piece of theater that it was was the actor who originated The Man in the Chair but it's comedy is timeless