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The Drowsy Chaperone at the Lakewood Cultural Center
September 10 @ 7:30 pm
Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company co-present The Drowsy Chaperone September 10 – 26
The Lakewood Cultural Center kicks off its LCC Presents 2021-2022 season with the hilarious musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone,” co-presented by Performance Now Theatre Company, Sept. 10-26. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available at 303-987-7845,
lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. It is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, and hailed as “the perfect Broadway musical” by New York Magazine. The catchy rhythms, nonstop humor and charming characters bring a welcome reprieve after a dreary year without live theater.
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 brings the characters to life, and “The Drowsy Chaperone” begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided suitor and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
The cast includes Bernie Cardell as Man in Chair, Nancy Begley as The Drowsy Chaperone, Emma Maxfield as Janet Van de Graaff, Andy Sievers as Robert Martin, Jeffrey Parker as Adolpho, Jennifer Burnett as Mrs. Tottendale, Brian Trampler as Underling, Kevin Schwartz as Mr. Feldzieg, Adrianne Hampton as Kitty, Andrew Bates as George, Kris Graves and Tim Campbell as Gangsters 1 & 2, and Brekken Baker as Trix. The ensemble includes Lindsay Blackman, Bethany Luhrs, Adam Luhrs, Rebecca Dean, Gennifer Grahnquist, Abby Herron, Riley Homes, Martin James, Justin Milner, Jessica Strong, Aaron Szindler and Will Treat.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
MTIShows.com – The LCC Presents 2021-2022 season is generously supported by the SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, National Endowment for the Arts, Sheraton Denver West and the Olive Garden at Belmar.
Performance Now Theatre Company was founded to provide professional quality family entertainment by attracting the finest talent in acting, music and theater production from across the metro Denver area while providing training opportunities for young actors. More information is available at PerformanceNow.org. Along with a grant from the SCFD, Performance Now is also supported by Little Theatre Culture Center and 5280 Magazine.
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