|PBA theatre student Hannah Kniskern, left, plays the Drowsy Chaperone and Lauren Governanti plays Janet in the upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Photo by Brittany Shearin.|
The Palm Beach Atlantic University Theatre Department will present the musical The Drowsy Chaperone from April 7-9 and April 13-16 at the University’s Fern Street Theatre, 500 Fern Street, West Palm Beach.
Based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the show won the most 2006 Tony® Awards of any musical on Broadway.
This musical comedy begins with a theater aficionado listening to a record of a fictitious 1920s-style musical called The Drowsy Chaperone, when suddenly the show comes to life in the listener’s apartment.
This show-within-a-show features a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs.
The production is directed by Don Butler, associate professor of theatre. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, through Saturday, April 16, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.
Tickets are $15 general admission or two for $25; $10 for seniors 65 and up; and $5 for students. For information, contact Ticket Central 561-803-2970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.