Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.
directed by Martha Sawyer
musical direction by Meri-Lee Mafera
choreography by Jennifer Walsh
Review by Gillian Daniels
(Braintree) The Drowsy Chaperone pulls a neat trick. In order to treat its audience to an old- fashioned musical comedy in a jaded age, it bookends the story with the alternately joyous and grim analysis of a musical fan. Richard Carey plays the asocial, contemporary fan in question, obsessed with the non-existent 1928 play of the title. His interest in the sunny musical and his running commentary turns the show-within a-show into a meditation on how a lonely man deals with sadness. Continue reading