Casting update for The Drowsy Chaperone


Casting update for The Drowsy Chaperone

Further casting confirmed for The Drowsy Chaperone, which opens at the Novello Theatre 6 Jun 2007, following previews from 14 May - booking to 23 Feb 2008.

Public Booking opens 5 March 2007.

Joining Elaine Paige (Drowsy Chaperone) and Bob Martin (Man in Chair), is Summer Strallen (Janet van de Graaff), Nickolas Grace (Underling), Selina Chilton (Kitty), Enyonam Gbesmete (Trix), Cameron Jack (Gangster), John Partridge (Robert Martin), Adam Stafford (Gangster) and along with ensemble Nina French, Mark Goldthorp, Paul Iveson , Sherrie Pennington , and swings Christopher Bennett, Vivienne Carlyle, Mark Dickinson, Lincoln Stone.

Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone has music by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. Lighting by Ken Billington and Brian Monahan, with costumes by Gregg Barnes. Sound design is by Acme Sound Partners; orchestrations by Larry Blank and dance and incidental music arrangements by Glen Kelly

To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as “Man in Chair” drops the needle on his favourite LP – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs.

The Drowsy Chaperone opened at the Marquis Theatre in New York in May 2006 and has since become the most celebrated musical on Broadway receiving the most 2006 Tony Awards of any musical, including Best Book and Best Score, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, four Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Outstanding Score and the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.

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