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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, 23rd November 2023, 7:30 pm - Saturday, 25th November 2023, 9:30 pm

Wintec | Te Pūkenga Performing Arts presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a hilarious parody of classic Broadway musicals.

The show opens with a man in a chair, alone and asking the audience if he can play his favourite record, a cast recording of The Drowsy Chaperone. As the vinyl crackles, the musical comes to life in his living room and we watch the farcical antics of the show’s characters: Janet and her fiancé Robert, a European lothario, gangsters, a money-hungry producer, a ditzy wannabe star, a forgetful madame and her long-suffering butler, and the very tipsy, very drowsy chaperone of Janet.

Making fun of all the tropes and conventions of musical theatre, The Drowsy Chaperone features show-stopping song-and-dance numbers, rousing anthems, and sumptuous ballads, all supported by a rollicking jazz ensemble. The show is warm, funny, affectionate, heartfelt, and satirical, often at the same time.

For anyone who has ever taken in the joy of musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone is for you; for those less initiated, The Drowsy Chaperone is the perfect introduction to the delights of Broadway. Just try to ignore all of the monkey references.

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Thursday, 23rd November 2023, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 25th November 2023, 9:30 pm


The Meteor Theatre
1 Victoria st
Hamilton, New Zealand