Pat Sajak to Star in CRT's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, 6/6-15
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present The Drowsy Chaperone, starring Pat Sajak as the Man in the Chair, as the first of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series, June 6 - 15 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu.
The 2013 Nutmeg Summer Series will kick off with Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak, returning from his performance last summer as Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple, to play The Man in the Chair in the hit Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. He will be joined by Tony-Nominated Broadway performer Liz Larsen, who will play The Drowsy Chaperone. Ms. Larsen played one of the Pigeon Sisters in last summer's popular production of The Odd Couple.
The Drowsy Chaperone is a wonderful opportunity to see iconic television legend Pat Sajak, now in his 30th season on Wheel of Fortune, with marvelous Broadway performers in the intimate, 480-seat Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, where no one is very far from the action!
The Drowsy Chaperone runs June 6 - June 15, 2013, featuring Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information call 860-486-2113, Mon. - Fri., noon - 5 p.m. Tickets available online at www.crt.uconn.edu.
If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in Heaven, please let it be good," then The Drowsy Chaperone is for you!Pat Sajak, returns to Connecticut Repertory Theatre as the fervent musical theatre fan who plays his favorite cast album from the roaring twenties on his record player, which causes the frothy jazz age musical to burst to life around him in his living room. It tells the charming, bubbly, and slightly wacky tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical will also star, as "The Drowsy Chaperone," Tony Award-nominee Liz Larsen, who CRT audiences loved last year as a Pigeon sister in The Odd Couple. With one show stopping song and dazzling dance after another, it is no wonder New York Magazine called The Drowsy Chaperone "The Perfect Broadway Musical."
Pat Sajak (Man in the Chair) has been the host of TV's Wheel of Fortune for more than 30 years. His other television credits include the late-night CBS talk show, The Pat Sajak Show, as well as guest appearances on The Commish, Open All Night and The Larry Sanders Show, and he has guest-starred on dozens of other talk and game shows. Pat co-starred in last season's The Odd Couple at CRT (where he reprised the Felix Unger role he had performed ten years earlier at Honolulu's Hawaii Theater). He has also appeared on stage in The Honeymooners and The Boys in Autumn.
Liz Larsen (Drowsy Chaperone) portrayed Jessica Reed on Law & Order. She has appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Annie, Damn Yankees, The Rocky Horror Show, as well as off-Broadway in A New Brain, Company, and Bingo. She was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Featured Role - Musical for portraying Cleo in the 1992 revival of The Most Happy Fella. Other awards include a LA Dramalogue Award, a Helen Hayes Award, a NY Fringe Festival Performance Award and a NY Musical Theatre Festival Award. She has been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award.
Adam Heller (Feldzieg) Broadway: Elf; Baby It's You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act; Victor/Victoria; Les Miserables. Off Broadway: Fiorello (Encores); Wings; Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn; The Immigrant; Endgame; Merrily We Roll Along; Normal. Tours: Titanic; Falsettos. Regional: St. Louis Rep; Old Globe; Arden; Round House; Goodspeed; Kennedy Center; Hartford Stage and Theaterworks; Alley. Film/TV: Isn't She Great; Law & Order (all); The Sopranos; Oz; Submissions Only. BFA, NYU/ Tisch.