The Misericordia Players will present “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a parody of the musical comedies of the 1920s, on Nov. 21-24 on the campus of Misericordia University in Dallas.
The production features music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. The play within a play tells the story of “the man in a chair,” a die-hard theater aficionado. Each time he plays the record of his favorite musical, the characters come to life in his living room, resulting in madcap mayhem.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” debuted in 1998 in Toronto and opened on Broadway in 2006. Hailed by New York Magazine as “the Perfect Broadway Musical,” it was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Book, Costume Design for a Musical and Best Original Score.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Tickets are $8, general admission, and $5 for students, alumni, and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased online at www.misericordia.edu/mup and by calling the Misericordia University Box Office at 570-674-6719.
Greater Pittston students in the cast are Nina Owen, Harding, Exeter Twp.; Zoe LaPorte, West Pittston, and Pat Joyce, Avoca. Richard Baldovin of Pittston, is production assistant.