'The Drowsy Chaperone' is the first of Summer Theatre performances
The Minot State University Summer Theatre begins its 46th season with the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone," running from June 14 to 19. The play is based off the book written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. Aili Smith, MSU assistant professor of humanities, is directing this production.
This story follows an old, worn-out musical theatre fanatic who decides to listen to his favorite 1927 musical soundtrack. The musical comes to life, literally, in his living room. The musical travels with a young man seeking a Broadway starlet with whom he can find love, win and keep love and make it to the altar against all odds.
"The Drowsy Chaperone" features actors learning tap dancing to the music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. This play features toe-tapping music, with song titles like "Cold Feet," "Bride’s Lament," "Toledo Surprise" and "Show Off."
New York’s Variety magazine describes "The Drowsy Chaperone" as a "refreshing cocktail of a show that gets the audience on its side in the opening minutes and keeps them there for the duration."
Following "The Drowsy Chaperone" is "The Pirates of Penzance," that will run June 25-29, "Don’t Dress For Dinner," that will run July 7-11 and the season concludes with the fan favorite of "My Fair Lady," that will run July 18-23.
For more information on the upcoming season 46 of Summer Theatre or to make reservations, call 858-3228.