MIDLAND, Mich., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Center Stage Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" opened to a sold-out house on September 24 at Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 West Saint Andrews Road.
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 and interacts with the characters. Mix together two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre 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: a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song-and-dance number after another.
"The Drowsy Chaperone is perfect for those who love musicals – and those who are suspicious of them," said director Dexter Brigham. "We have lots of surprises during the show, and in a rare example of life imitating art, the cast includes two actual brothers – Stephen Fort and Andrew Fort – who portray a pair of vaudeville performers who are also brothers. Stephen is a frequent performer on the MCFTA stage, while his brother is looking forward to taking the stage – any stage – for the first time!"
The Drowsy Chaperone is directed by Dexter Brigham with choreography by Rita Gnida and music direction by James Hohmeyer.
Remaining show dates are September 30, October 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and October 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for students. Call the MCFTA Ticket Office at 800-523-7649 or visit mcfta.org.
The Drowsy Chaperone Cast: Trena Winans of Auburn; Matthew Kowalczyk and Michael Wisniewski (Man in the Chair) of Bay City; David Ryan and Erica Tatum of Essexville; Wyatt Anthony, Elizabeth McBryde (Janet Van de Graff) and Matt Fox (Robert Preston) of Mount Pleasant; Paul Lutenske, Ann Russell-Lutenske (The Chaperone), Natalie Schwartz of Saginaw; and Holly Booth, Andrew Fort, Stephen Fort, David King, Natalie Slawnyk and Emily Thomas of Midland
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SOURCE Midland Center for the Arts