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The Drowsy Chaperone at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

Dates

7/6/2021 - 7/11/2021

Theatre

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts


803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA 15222
Phone: 412-456-6666



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Starring Clay Aiken!

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 comes 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 Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theater genre.

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