Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts Performs ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ April 19-23

Apr. 19, 2017

Conservatory Performs ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ April 19-23

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the wildly humorous The Drowsy Chaperone by Bob Martin and Dom McKellar with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.

“It is a valentine to the extravagant musicals of the 1920's. A fond reminiscence of a long lost era when prohibition reigned, liquor flowed like water, showgirls were the Madonna's of their time, and gangsters were a dime a dozen.” -Splash Magazine

Performances will be held in the Browning Mainstage Theatre April 19–23 at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday performance at 2 p.m.

To reserve tickets, call 314-968-7128. Tickets are free for Webster students, faculty and staff with a valid ID; $15 for adults; and $7 for seniors, students, and Webster alumni and $2 for children 12 and under.


It all starts with a man in a chair, who is feeling a little bit blue. To cure his sadness, he throws on one of his old favorite records: the original cast recording of the fictitious 1928 musical The Drowsy Chaperone. He paints us the picture of a hilarious wedding between famous actress Janet Van De Graaf and oil tycoon Robert Martin. The wedding is expected to run smoothly, but toss in an aspiring starlet, a desperate Broadway producer, a couple of suspicious pastry chefs, an erroneous womanizer, and a rather tipsy chaperone and well...things get a little complicated. Sit back and cure any of your “non-specified sadness,” with this wildly humorous, Tony Award–winning musical.

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