New Canaan High School’s Winter Musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”

data blogMarch 11, 2024
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The Drowsy Chaperone is a wonderful celebration of musical theater, ingeniously wrapped in a comedy that parodies and pays homage to the Golden Age musicals of the 1920s. The show’s narrator, a true musical theater lover, shares his favorite record, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” with the audience.

The show miraculously springs to life in his apartment, blending fantasy with reality. Its self-aware humor, catchy tunes, intricate dance numbers, and eccentric characters (a bride who’s giving up the stage for love, her debonair bridegroom, a harried producer, jovial gangsters posing as pastry chefs, an eccentric wedding host, a Latin lothario, an aviatrix, and of course, The Drowsy Chaperone) offer heartfelt moments that emphasize the transformative power of theater, making it a must-see for both seasoned theater-goers and newcomers alike. 

Bring the whole family! Performances are March 14-16 at 7 pm, with a 2 pm matinee on March 16. All performances will be held in New Canaan High School’s Auditorium.