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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2018
CONTACT: Randall Hartzog,Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications
An American Musical Parody on TM Stage
Memphis, TN – 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.”
TITLE: The Drowsy Chaperone
MUSIC & LYRICS BY: Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
BOOK BY: Bob Martin and Don McKellar
DIRECTOR: Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jeffrey B. Brewer
CHOREOGRAPHERs: Travis Bradley & Jordan Nichols
VENUE AND ADDRESS: Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN, 38117
RUN DATES: March 9-31, 2018
TIMES OF SHOWS: Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees @ 2pm on Sundays
TICKETS: $30 adults, $15 students, $25 seniors 62 and above and military personnel
BOX OFFICE: 901.682.8323
SPONSORED BY: Richard Briscoe, Jeffery Brewer and Juvé Salon Spa
MEDIA SPONSOR: The Best Times and WKNO 91.1FM
Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended (corner of Perkins Extended and Southern) and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.
Theatre Memphis receives season sponsorship and funding from: First Tennessee Foundation / ArtsFirst, The Jeniam Foundation, ArtsMemphis and Tennessee Arts Commission