Photo Flash: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Debuts Makes Theatre Memphis Debut

The Drowsy Chaperone makes its Theatre Memphis debut on the Lohrey Stage March 9-31, 2018. In this comedic call back to the Golden Age, a man appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording "comes to life" and you have the ingredients for a masterful madcap evening that lovingly pokes fun at the musical theatre genre. Lovers on the eve of their wedding, desperate, bumbling friends, not-so-bright characters, imposters, and more perform one toe-tapping, rousing musical number after another.

"The Drowsy Chaperone is a love letter to golden age musicals," says Co-Director Jordan Nichols. "With its infectious music, high-energy dancing, and whimsical characters, this show has the perfect recipe to bring you joy. Audiences will dive into the embellished, glitzy world of the 1920's and find that this show is an ideal way to just escape for a while. "

Supporting Nichols are Jeffery Brewer as Music Director and Travis Bradley as Co-Director and Co-Choreographer. The show stars Theatre Memphis veterans Jason Spitzer as the narrator (the Man in the Chair) and Annie Freres as title character, The Drowsy Chaperone.

Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch really relates to this production. "Musical theatre is what drew me into performing and I am a confessed musical theatre nerd. With musicals being the most Popular Productions on our stages, The Drowsy Chaperone allows us to be able to laugh at ourselves a little and present some good, clean fun to our patrons. It is a privilege to have this cast and crew bring joy and laughter to our stage."

Photos by Carla McDonald

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Photo Flash: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Debuts Makes Theatre Memphis Debut
Jason Spitzer, Jordan Nichols

Photo Flash: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Debuts Makes Theatre Memphis Debut
Gia Welch, Annie Freres

Photo Flash: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Debuts Makes Theatre Memphis Debut
Jason Spitzer and the company of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Photo Flash: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Debuts Makes Theatre Memphis Debut
Jason Spitzer and the company of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Photo Flash: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Debuts Makes Theatre Memphis Debut
Breyannah Tillman, Gia Welch, Jordan Nichols



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