Musical Therapy 

Everyone has that certain song that instantly replaces a frown with a smile. For Man In Chair, the nameless main character in the Broadway show The Drowsy Chaperone, a record of his favorite musical is his key to happiness.

When the show opens, Man In Chair sits alone in his drab apartment. But when he puts the record of the fictional 1920s show The Drowsy Chaperone on his turntable, his depressing surroundings are magically transformed into the set of a garish Broadway musical with painted backdrops and costumed dancers.

In the show-within-a-show, a Broadway starlet plans to abandon the Great White Way for married life, but her dastardly producer attempts to sabotage her wedding with gangsters disguised as pastry chefs. The plot is carried out in a sequence of outlandish jazz-era production numbers typical of cheeky, over-the-top musical theater.

In the end, The Drowsy Chaperone serves as the ultimate getaway for both Man In Chair and the audience.

"The Drowsy Chaperone," Tuesday-Sunday, January 13th-18th, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main (525-3000). Tickets are $15-$75.



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