‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ brought to life in MPHS musical (photos) | SkyHiNews.com

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ brought to life in MPHS musical (photos)

On a dark stage, an anonymous man described the lost art of musical theater. The lights came up and revealed a beautifully designed set, filled with musical memorabilia, an elderly man and a record player to start a zany and hilarious musical.

Middle Park High School’s next theater production, “The Drowsy Chaperone” opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday and continues with performances 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school.

The meta-musical starts with the man on stage, played by Aidan Carver, who puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. As the man watches, the record comes to life with two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a non-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone.

Throughout the show, the comedic musical pokes fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theater genre.

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Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults, $4 for youth and free for East Grand students and staff.


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