Hello First Years!
In just a few short weeks the Salem State Theatre department will be opening The Drowsy Chaperone, their debut performance in the BRAND NEW Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts.
The Drowsy Chaperone is directed by the ever dedicated and loving David Allen George, with a huge cast, and even huger scenery. Here is a little bit about the show:
“Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
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. Mix in 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.
Hailed by New York Magazine as ‘The Perfect Broadway Musical,’ The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.”
There are multiple opportunities to see the show – SSU students get FREE admission with their Clipper Cards! Tickets are $15 general, and $10 non-SSU students/seniors. Here are the dates and times to see The Drowsy Chaperone:
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 21, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased in advance at salemstatetickets.com or at the door through the box office, and Salem State Students will be able to pick up their free tickets at the box office the night of the performance they wish to see. More information can be found here!
We hope to see you in the audience!
Be sure to stop by and support live theatre!